Toyota Book Review by cee-cee

The story of the Toyota success as described in the book "Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production" by Taiichi Ohno.
# 110297 | 1,358 words | 3 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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This paper relates that "The Toyota Production System" by Taiichi Ohno is a description of how a single company, Toyota took what it had learned about industrialization and tweaked it to build an empire of growth. On the other hand it is a description of the way in which Toyota and other Japanese companies stepped away from mass production systems to a system that created quality rather than quantity production of small numbers of many models of car. The paper further relates that Ohno's work is the story of how Toyota endured difficult economic times and excelled during good economics by creating a new system of manufacture that is now copied worldwide. In addition, the work is an autobiography of the mind of the man who created this system and applied its principles for success. The paper summarizes and discusses Chapters 1-4 in the book.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Dosi, G., Nelson, R. R., & Winter, S. (Eds.). (2001). The Nature and Dynamics of Organizational Capabilities. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.
  • Ohno, T. (1988). Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale ProductionNew York, NY: Productivity Press.

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