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The Machine That Changed the World - by James P Womack & Daniel T Jones & Daniel Roos (Paperback)

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  • The classic, nationally bestselling book that first articulated the principles of lean production, with a new foreword and afterword by the authors.
  • About the Author: James P. Womack is the president and founder of the Lean Enterprise Institute (www.lean.org), a nonprofit education and research organization based in Brookline, Massachusetts.
  • 352 Pages
  • Transportation, automotive

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About the Book



Based on MITUs $5 million, five-year study on the future of the automobile, three directors of research deliver a groundbreaking analysis of the worldwide move from mass production to lean production.



Book Synopsis



The classic, nationally bestselling book that first articulated the principles of lean production, with a new foreword and afterword by the authors.

When The Machine That Changed the World was first published in 1990, Toyota was half the size of General Motors. Twenty years later Toyota passed GM as the world's largest auto maker. This management classic was the first book to reveal Toyota's lean production system that is the basis for its enduring success.

Authors Womack, Jones, and Roos provided a comprehensive description of the entire lean system. They exhaustively documented its advantages over the mass production model pioneered by General Motors and predicted that lean production would eventually triumph. Indeed, they argued that it would triumph not just in manufacturing but in every value-creating activity from health care to retail to distribution.

Today The Machine That Changed the World provides enduring and essential guidance to managers and leaders in every industry seeking to transform traditional enterprises into exemplars of lean success.



Review Quotes




"The fundamentals of this system are applicable to every industry across the globe . . . [and] will have a profound impact on human society--it will truly change the world."-- "New York Times Magazine""A revealing and compellingly readable account of Japan's achievemnt in revolutionizing manufacturing . . . An eye-opener even for those who already knew Japan didn't do it all with robots."-- "Financial Times"The best current book on the changes reshaping manufacturing and the most readable."-- "Business Week



About the Author



James P. Womack is the president and founder of the Lean Enterprise Institute (www.lean.org), a nonprofit education and research organization based in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Daniel T. Jones is the chairman and founder of the Lean Enterprise Academy (www.leanuk.org), a nonprofit education and research organization based in the UK.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x 1.0 Inches (D)
Weight: .6 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 352
Genre: Transportation
Sub-Genre: Automotive
Publisher: Free Press
Format: Paperback
Author: James P Womack & Daniel T Jones & Daniel Roos
Language: English
Street Date: March 1, 2007
TCIN: 11337633
UPC: 9780743299794
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-5900
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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