The Machine That Changed the World
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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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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"show more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 138 x 210 x 24mm | 340.19g
  • SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • SCRIBNER
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0743299795
  • 9780743299794
  • 23,739

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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 Weekshow more

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