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    DescriptionWhen James Womack, Daniel Jones, and Daniel Roos wrote THE MACHINE THAT CHANGED THE WORLD in 1990, Japanese automakers, and Toyota in particular, were making a strong showing by applying the principles of lean production. However, the full power of lean principles was unproven, and they had not been applied outside of the auto industry. Today, the power of lean production has been conclusively proved by Toyota's unparalleled success, and the concepts have been widely applied in many industries. Based on MIT's pioneering global study of industrial competition, THE MACHINE THAT CHANGED THE WORLD offers a groundbreaking analysis of the entire lean business system, including product development, supplier management, sales, service, and production - an analysis even more relevant today as GM and Ford struggle to survive and a wide range of British abd American companies embrace lean production. A new Foreword by the authors brings the story up to date and details how their predictions were right. As a result, this reissue of a classic is as insightful and instructive today as when it was first published.


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    Title
    The Machine That Changed the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James P. Womack, By (author) Daniel T. Jones, By (author) Daniel Roos
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 326 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781847370556
    ISBN 10: 1847370551
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27850
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.6
    BIC subject category V2: KJM
    BIC E4L: TRA
    Libri: ENGM8000, BUSI5056, MANA1000
    DC22: 338.47629222
    BIC subject category V2: KNDR
    BISAC V2.8: TRA001000, BUS070020
    Thema V1.0: KJM, KND
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Imprint name
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Publication date
    01 May 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    James P. Womack is Principal Research Scientist in the Japan Programme at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the Transitions Group, a consulting firm based in the USA. Daniel T. Jones is a Professor at the Cardiff Business School and has acted as consultant to a wide and international range of companies operating in Europe. He lives in Hereford.
    Review quote
    "The fundamentals of this system are applicable to every industry across the globe . . . [and] will have a profound impact on human society--it will truly change the world."-- "New York Times Magazine""A revealing and compellingly readable account of Japan's achievemnt in revolutionizing manufacturing . . . An eye-opener even for those who already knew Japan didn't do it all with robots."-- "Financial Times"The best current book on the changes reshaping manufacturing and the most readable."-- "Business Week