The Evolution of a Manufacturing System at Toyota

The Evolution of a Manufacturing System at Toyota

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What is the true source of a firm's long-term competitive advantage in manufacturing? Through original field studies, historical research, and statistical analyses, this book shows how Toyota Motor Corporation, one of the world's largest automobile companies, built distinctive capabilities in production, product development, and supplier management. Fujimoto asserts that it is Toyota's evolutionary learning capability that gives the company its advantage and demonstrates how this learning is put to use in daily work.Traditional mechanical automation (e.g., engine machining) and manual operations (e.g., assembly) persisted in many areas, though. ... The Toyota-style production system and total quality control continued to spread to the suppliers.

Title:The Evolution of a Manufacturing System at Toyota
Author:Faculty of Economics at University of Tokyo Takahiro Fujimoto Professor
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 1999-07-19


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