Today and Tomorrow: Commemorative Edition of Ford's 1926 Classic

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Overview

Winner of the 2003 Shingo Prize!

Henry Ford is the man who doubled wages, cut the price of a car in half, and produced over 2 million units a year. Time has not diminished the progressiveness of his business philosophy, or his profound influence on worldwide industry. The modern printing of Today and Tomorrow features an introduction by James J. Padilla, Group Vice President, Ford North America. It also includes an enhanced selection of photos illustrating the processes and facilities Ford covers in the text. Taiichi Ohno acknowledged that a key stimulus to JIT was his close reading of this book. Today, these same ideas are re-emerging to revitalize American industry in new ways.

"I, for one, am in awe of Ford's greatness. I believe Ford was a born rationalist — and I feel more so every time I read his writings. He had a deliberate and scientific way of thinking about industry in America. For example, on the issues of standardization and the nature of waste in business, Ford's perception of things was orthodox and universal."
— Taiichi Ohno

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780915299362
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/2002
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 322,282
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

  1. We are being born into opportunity
  2. Is there a limit to big business?
  3. Big Business and the money power
  4. Are profits wrong?
  5. It can't be done
  6. Learning by necessity
  7. What are standards?
  8. Learning from waste
  9. Reaching back to the sources
  10. The meaning of time
  11. Saving the timber
  12. Turning back to village industry
  13. Wages, hours, and the wage motive
  14. The meaning of power
  15. Educating for life
  16. Curing or preventing
  17. Making a railroad pay
  18. The air
  19. Farm problems are farm problems
  20. Finding the balance in life
  21. What is money for?
  22. Applying the principles to any business
  23. The wealth of nations
  24. Why not?
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