Toyota Production System: An Integrated Approach to Just-in-Time / Edition 3by Yasuhiro Monden
Pub. Date: 12/01/1998
Publisher: Engineering & Management Press
Since the publication of the first
The Toyota Production System is continuously improved to achieve better performance. The system evolves in response to changes in economic, technological, and social conditions. Toyota Production System, Third Edition, systematically describes the changes that have occurred to the most efficient production system in use today.
Since the publication of the first edition of this book in 1983, Toyota has integrated JIT with computer integrated manufacturing technology, a strategic information system, redesign of assembly lines, and a philosophy that incorporates respect for workers.
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Table of ContentsToyota Production System Japanese terms. Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. Part I: Total System. Total framework of the Toyota production system. Part II: Subsystems. Adaptable Kanban System maintains Just-in-Time production. Supplier Kanban and the sequence schedule used by suppliers. Smoothed production helps Toyota adaptto demand changes and reduce inventory. The information system between Toyota, its dealers, and parts manufacturers. Computer control system in an Automobile factory. How Toyota shortened production lead time. Reduction of setup time- concepts and techniques. Practical procedure for reducing setup time. Standard operations can attain balanced production with minimum labour. Machine layout, multi-function workers, and job rotation help realize flexible workshops. Improvement activities help reduce the work force and increase worker morale. Foundation for improvements. Autonomous defects control assures product quality. Functional management to promote company-wide quality control and cost management. Part III: Quantitative techniques. Sequencing method for the mixed-model assembly line to realize smoothed protection. New sequence scheduling method for smoothing. Determining the number of Kanban pertinent to the alternative withdrawal systems. Computer system for Kanban system support. Numerical analysis for productivity improvement. Review of Kanban system principles. Prerequisites to implementing the Toyota production system. Applying the Toyota production system overseas. Appendices Bibliography and references. Index.
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This is probably the single most comprehensive book on the Toyota Production System in English. It outlines how the system employs JIT in practice. It is somewhat technical in some areas, but definitely more practical than the book by the founder of TPS - Ohno. To get a more thorough perspective also read: Toyota Management System (Monden), Kanban - JIT at Toyota (Lu), Integrating Kanban with MRP II (Louis), Lean Thinking (Womack), Kaizen (Imai), 5S (Hirano), The Toyota Suggestion System (Fujimoto), and Hoshin Kanri (Akao)