The Toyota Kaizen Continuum: A Practical Guide to Implementing Lean

The Toyota Kaizen Continuum: A Practical Guide to Implementing Lean

by John Stewart

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Written by a recognized leader in the manufacturing industry with nearly two decades of experience working for Toyota, this book supplies a firsthand account of the realities behind implementing the Toyota Production System (TPS). The Toyota Kaizen Continuum: A Practical Guide to Implementing Lean presents authoritative insight on how to use the TPS to drive operational value and improvement across all segments of an organization.Highlighting valuable lessons learned directly from the TPS masters at the Toyota factories in Japan, John Stewart provides a time-tested approach for implementing a process of continuous improvement. Delving into his wide-ranging experience that includes time as a team member on the assembly line and managing the vehicle assembly division for Toyota's largest European operation in the United Kingdom he explains how to get the process started, how to get senior management excited about the possibilities, and details a process for implementing the TPS in your organization. Written by an industry veteran named one of the Top 10 Automotive Executives by Automotive News in 2007 Unveils the methods used within the walls of the worlds premier manufacturing organization Illustrates valuable lessons learned with real-world examples of TPS implementations Describes five simple steps for executing change in any organization The book includes case studies that illustrate real-life successes and failures behind the walls of the worlds largest automobile manufacturing organization. Detailing a five-step process for executing improvement initiatives, it supplies you with the tools and understanding of the core principles of the TPS needed to implement and sustain a culture of continuous improvement in your organization.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466506497
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/28/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 218
File size: 19 MB
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About the Author

John Stewart is the operating partner for Monomoy Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity fund. At Monomoy, John is responsible for portfolio management. He has worked with numerous businesses of various sizes to increase their bottom line results. Prior to joining Monomoy, John worked for Toyota Motor Corporation for eighteen years. He started with Toyota on the shop floor and worked his way through each level of the organization until he found himself responsible for Toyota’s largest European manufacturing division. John was selected by Automotive News as one of the top young professionals in the automotive industry in 2007.

Table of Contents

The Author
1  Introduction

2  Foundational Elements of the Toyota Production
System (TPS)

3  Why the Toyota Production System Makes
Sense: Common  Sense

4  Common Misconceptions and Misunderstandings
Regarding the Toyota Production System

5  Waste Management … Improving the Manufacturing
Process One Kaizen at a Time

6  The Golden Rules of the Toyota Production System

7  Cost Management for Profitability

8  Execution


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