Toyota's Supply Chain Management: A Strategic Approach to Toyota's Renowned System / Edition 1

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The Toyota Production System is the

benchmark used throughout the

world for “lean” thinking. Now you

can model your own processes after those of

the company that “wrote the book on supply

chain management.”

Written by two experts on the subject, along

with a former Toyota senior executive, this

book details the most celebrated supply chain

operation in the world to help you form an

integrated, synchronized system that will be

the envy of your industry.

You will find key insight into the logic behind

every point of Toyota’s supply chain, along

with both the tactics and strategies you can

use to build an outstanding system of your

own. Toyota Supply Chain Management explains

how to achieve balance and efficiency

by focusing on:

  • Variety: Determine your variety

    of offerings based on operational

    efficiency and market demand

  • Velocity: Maintain a steady

    flow through all processes of

    the supply chain

  • Variability: Manage inconsistencies

    carefully to reduce cost and

    improve quality

  • Visibility: Ensure the transparency

    of all processes to enable continuous

    learning and improvement

The authors provide valuable insider tips

and offer hands-on guidance for improvingproduction and operations in a variety of

industries, including health care, insurance,

banking, credit processing, and retailing.

With careful attention paid to every aspect

of the subject—from principles and theories to

operations and best practices—Toyota Supply

Chain Management is the most comprehensive,

insightful guide to forging a world-class

supply chain system.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071615495
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/14/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 799,959
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Sridhar Seshadri is a professor of operations

management in the IROM Department

at the McCombs School of Business, University

of Texas at Austin. He has done extensive

research on supply chain contracts and risk


Roy Vasher is a former Toyota senior

executive. Vasher played a leading role

in Toyota’s North American and European

initiatives to streamline the supply chain to

reduce order-to-delivery lead time. Currently

he is president of RPV Consulting, LLC.

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Table of Contents

Ch1. The BullWhip Effect
Ch 2. Supply Chain Overview
Ch 3. Mix planning
Ch 4. Sales Planning and Forecasting
Ch 5. Production scheduling
Ch 6. Parts ordering and forecasting
Ch 7. Inbound logistics
Ch 8. Suppliers
Ch 9. Production operations
Ch 10. Outbound Logistics
Ch 11. Dealers
Ch 12. The Toyota Way in review
Ch 13. How to apply Toyota Way principles to non-automotive supply chains

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