The Machine That Changed the World: The Story of Lean Production-- Toyota's Secret Weapon in the Global Car Wars That Is Now Revolutionizing World Industry

The Machine That Changed the World: The Story of Lean Production-- Toyota's Secret Weapon in the Global Car Wars That Is Now Revolutionizing World Industry

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By (author) James P Womack, By (author) Daniel T Jones, By (author) Daniel Roos

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  • Publisher: SCRIBNER
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 212mm x 24mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 13 March 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0743299795
  • ISBN 13: 9780743299794
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 24,558

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Based upon MIT's five-million-dollar, five-year study on the future of the automobile, a groundbreaking analysis of the worldwide move from mass production to lean production".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"

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"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