Publisher: McGraw-Hill, 2006, 475 pages
Companion to the international bestseller The Toyota Way
Jeffrey Liker first revealed the management principles Toyota's worldwide reputation for quality and reliability in the international bestseller The Toyota Way. Now, he and Toyota veteran David Meier take those lessons a step further with The Toyota Way Fieldbook.
Learn how to develop a long-term philosophy of cost reduction, build a culture that stops to fix problems quickly, develop leaders that live your system; and transform your company into a true lean learning organization that continuously improves, meets the needs of its customers, and positions itself for long-term success.
You'll receive the diagnostic tools, worksheets, and exercises — many adapted from Toyota original — so you can craft the most effective approach for your company. Most importantly, you'll understand the thinking behind lean tools and approaches so you can make a comprehensive and lasting integration of Toyota's 4P Model in your organization:
This is a very good book on the practical aspects of Lean, from a management perspective. Of course, it is still preaching Lean/TPS as the solution to everything, and still stipulating that Toyota can do nothing wrong, but if you manage to se all that, it is a very good book on how to organize and lead a manufacturing organization.
Well worth the money.