The Toyota Way Fieldbook
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Toyota Way Fieldbook


  • Author : Jeffrey K. Liker
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Release Date : 2005-10-19
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780071502115


The Toyota Way Fieldbook Book Description :

The Toyota Way Fieldbook is a companion to the international bestseller The Toyota Way. The Toyota Way Fieldbook builds on the philosophical aspects of Toyota's operating systems by detailing the concepts and providing practical examples for application that leaders need to bring Toyota's success-proven practices to life in any organization. The Toyota Way Fieldbook will help other companies learn from Toyota and develop systems that fit their unique cultures. The book begins with a review of the principles of the Toyota Way through the 4Ps model-Philosophy, Processes, People and Partners, and Problem Solving. Readers looking to learn from Toyota's lean systems will be provided with the inside knowledge they need to Define the companies purpose and develop a long-term philosophy Create value streams with connected flow, standardized work, and level production Build a culture to stop and fix problems Develop leaders who promote and support the system Find and develop exceptional people and partners Learn the meaning of true root cause problem solving Lead the change process and transform the total enterprise The depth of detail provided draws on the authors combined experience of coaching and supporting companies in lean transformation. Toyota experts at the Georgetown, Kentucky plant, formally trained David Meier in TPS. Combined with Jeff Liker's extensive study of Toyota and his insightful knowledge the authors have developed unique models and ideas to explain the true philosophies and principles of the Toyota Production System.

The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement  Linking Strategy and Operational Excellence to Achieve Superior Performance

The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement Linking Strategy and Operational Excellence to Achieve Superior Performance


  • Author : Jeffrey K. Liker
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Release Date : 2011-04-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 0071762159


The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement Linking Strategy and Operational Excellence to Achieve Superior Performance Book Description :

Building upon the international bestselling Toyota Way series of books by Jeffrey Liker, The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement looks critically at lean deployments and identifies the root causes of why most of them fail. The book is organized into three major sections outlining: Why it is critical to go beyond implementing lean tools and, instead, build a culture of continuous improvement that connects operational excellence to business strategy Case studies from seven unique industries written from the perspective of the sensei (teacher) who led the lean transformation Lessons about transforming your own vision of an ideal organization into reality Section One: Using the Plan-Do-Check-Adjust (PDCA) methodology, Liker and Franz contrast true PDCA thinking to that of the popular, superficial approach of copying "lean solutions." They describe the importance of developing people and show how the Toyota Way principles support and drive continuous improvement. Explaining how lean systems and processes start with a purpose that provides a true north direction for all activities, they wrap up this section by examining the glaring differences between building a system of people, processes, and problem- solving that is truly lean versus that of simply trying to "lean out" a process. Section Two: This section brings together seven case studies as told by the sensei who led the transformation efforts. The companies range from traditional manufacturers, overhaul and maintenance of submarines, nuclear fuel rod production, health care providers, pathology labs, and product development. Each of these industries is different but the approaches used were remarkably similar. Section Three: Beginning with a composite story describing a company in its early days of lean implementation, this section describes what went right and wrong during the initial implementation efforts. The authors bring to light some of the difficulties the sensei faces, such as bureaucracies, closed-minded

The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership  Achieving and Sustaining Excellence through Leadership Development

The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership Achieving and Sustaining Excellence through Leadership Development


  • Author : Jeffrey K. Liker
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Release Date : 2011-11-21
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780071780797


The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership Achieving and Sustaining Excellence through Leadership Development Book Description :

The Missing Link to Toyota-Style Success—LEAN LEADERSHIP Winner of the 2012 Shingo Research and Professional Publications Award “This great book reveals the secret ingredient to lean success: lean leadership. Not only is it a pleasure to read, but it is also deep and enlightening. This book is an absolute must-read for anyone interested in lean: it’s both an eye opener and a game changer.” —Michael Ballé, Ph.D., coauthor of The Gold Mine and The Lean Manager “This will immediately be recognized as the most important book ever published to understand and guide ‘True North Lean’ and the goal of perpetual business excellence.” —Ross E. Robson, President and CEO, DnR Lean, LLC, and the original Director of The Shingo Prize “An excellent book that will shape leadership development for decades to come.” —Karen Martin, Principal, Karen Martin & Associates, and author of The Kaizen Event Planner About the Book: TOYOTA. The name signifies greatness— world-class cars and game-changing business thinking. One key to the Toyota Motor Company’s unprecedented success is its famous production system and its lesser-known product development program. These strategies consider the end user at every turn and have become the model for the global lean business movement. All too often, organizations adopting lean miss the most critical ingredient—lean leadership. Toyota makes enormous investments in carefully selecting and intensively developing leaders who fit its unique philosophy and culture. Thanks to the company’s lean leadership approach, explains Toyota Way author Jeffrey Liker and former Toyota executive Gary Convis, the celebrated carmaker has set into motion a drive for continuous improvement at all levels of its business. This has allowed for: Constant growth: Toyota increased profitability for 58 consecutive years—slowing down only in the face of 2008’s worldwide financial difficulties, the recall crisis, and the worst Japanese earthquake

The Toyota Way

The Toyota Way


  • Author : Jeffrey K. Liker
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Release Date : 2003-12-22
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 0071435638


The Toyota Way Book Description :

How to speed up business processes, improve quality, and cut costs in any industry In factories around the world, Toyota consistently makes the highest-quality cars with the fewest defects of any competing manufacturer, while using fewer man-hours, less on-hand inventory, and half the floor space of its competitors. The Toyota Way is the first book for a general audience that explains the management principles and business philosophy behind Toyota's worldwide reputation for quality and reliability. Complete with profiles of organizations that have successfully adopted Toyota's principles, this book shows managers in every industry how to improve business processes by: Eliminating wasted time and resources Building quality into workplace systems Finding low-cost but reliable alternatives to expensive new technology Producing in small quantities Turning every employee into a qualitycontrol inspector

Toyota Culture  The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way

Toyota Culture The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way


  • Author : Jeffrey K. Liker
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Release Date : 2008-01-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780071712576


Toyota Culture The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way Book Description :

Winner of the Shingo Prize for Research and Professional Publication, 2009 The international bestseller The Toyota Way explained the company's success by introducing a revolutionary 4P model for organizational excellence-Philosophy, People, Process, and Problem Solving. Now, in Toyota Culture, preeminent Toyota authorities Jeffrey Liker and Michael Hoseus reveal how Toyota selects, develops, and motivates its people to become committed to building high-quality products-and how you can do the same for your company. Toyota Culture examines the “human systems” that Toyota has put in place to instill its founding principles of trust, mutual prosperity, and excellence in its plants, dealerships, and offices around the world. Beginning with a look at the evolution of the Toyota culture and why its people are the heart and soul of the Toyota Way, the authors explain the company's four-stage process for building and keeping quality people: Attract, Develop, Engage, and Inspire. Drawing upon numerous examples from Liker's decades of research as well as Hoseus' insider access as a Toyota manager, Toyota Culture gives you the tools you need to: Find competent, able, and willing employees Start training and socializing your people as you hire them Establish and communicate key business performance indicators at every level of your organization Train your people to solve problems and continuously improve processes in their daily work Develop leaders who live and teach your company's philosophy Reward top performance-and offer help to those who are struggling Fascinating vignettes of Toyota's innovative culture highlight the nuances of translating and recreating a people-centric culture in factories and offices across the globe. These exclusive, behind-the-scenes details are just what your company needs to successfully learn from The Toyota Culture.

The Toyota Way
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Toyota Way


  • Author : Liker
  • Publisher : Tata McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release Date : 2004-03-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 69
  • ISBN 10 : 0070587477


The Toyota Way Book Description :

The Toyota Way, explain's Toyota's unique approach to Lean--the 14 management principles and philosophy that drive Toyota's quality and efficiency-obsessed culture. You'll gain valuable insights that can be applied to any organization and any business process, whether in services or manufacturing. Professor Jeffrey Liker has been studying Toyota for twenty years, and was given unprecedented access to Toyota executives, employees and factories, both in Japan and the United States, for this landmark work. The book is full of examples of the 14 fundamental principles at work in the Toyota culture, and how these principles create a culture of continuous learning and improvement. You'll discover how the right combination of long-term philosophy, process, people, and problem solving can transform your organization into a Lean, learning enterprise--the Toyota Way.

The Toyota Way in Sales and Marketing

The Toyota Way in Sales and Marketing


  • Author : Yoshio Ishizaka
  • Publisher : Enna
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 1926537084


The Toyota Way in Sales and Marketing Book Description :

The Secretes of Toyota's application of the Toyota Production System in Sales and Marketing is revealed.This book highlights the adaptation of Lean manufacturing principles to a sales organization. It discusses how to use the principles of Lean and Kaizen within the structure and framework of customer service, dealer networks, sales experience concept, and feedback to the manufacturing arm of Toyota.Mr. Ishizaka helped bring Lexus to the United States and led its sales success in America.Many companies are trying to implement Lean in non-traditional environments like service centers, sales organizations, or transactional environments. Mr. Ishizaka provides insight of how to apply Lean operational principles in these dynamic and complicated environments.It is a GROUND BREAKING book that reveals Toyota's Way in Sales and Marketing! “Toyota's strength doesn't come from its production system alone. With this book, I hope people realize that there is also a Toyota Way that strengthens sales!” Fujio Cho, Chairman, Toyota Motor Corporation “Putting customers first is more than a slogan at Toyota. They work hard to ingrain in every engineer, every person in a service parts warehouse, every sales associate who makes contact with customers, and every person building cars that the company exists to serve customers and society.” Jeffrey Liker, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Toyota Way.Content of the Book: Includes methods and best practice tools that created the legendary Sales and Marketing Team at Toyota Silver Book: Renowned book of wisdom from Toyota greats. Offsite Meeting: How this informal and candid forum generates dynamic impact. Best Practice Bulletin: The very best practices and solutions from Toyota's operations around the world. Global Knowledge Center: Purpose driven foundation where knowledge is collected and dispersed. Town Hall Meeting: Where opinions from the gemba are heard. Dealer Council: Acknowledging distributors and dealers as integral

Toyota Talent
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Toyota Talent


  • Author : Jeffrey K. Liker
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Release Date : 2007-04-22
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0071509941


Toyota Talent Book Description :

Toyota doesn't just produce cars; it produces talented people. In the international bestseller, The Toyota Way, Jeffrey Liker explained Toyota's remarkable success through a 4P model for excellence-Philosophy, People, Problem Solving, and Process. Liker, with coauthor David Meier, provided deeper insight into the practical application of the principles in The Toyota Way Fieldbook. Now, these authorities on Toyota reveal how you can develop talented people and achieve incredible results in your company. Toyota Talent walks you through the rigorous methodology used by this global powerhouse to grow high-performing individuals from within. Beginning with a review of Toyota's landmark approach to developing people, the authors illustrate the critical importance of creating a learning and teaching culture in your organization. They provide specific examples necessary to train employees in all areas-from the shop floor to engineering to staff members in service organizations-and show you how to support and encourage every individual to reach his or her top potential. Toyota Talent provides you with the inside knowledge you need to Identify your development needs and create a training plan Understand the various types of work and how to break complicated jobs into teachable skills Set behavioral expectations by properly preparing your workplace Recognize and develop potential trainers within your workforce Effectively educate nonmanufacturing employees and members of the staff Develop internal Lean Manufacturing experts Guiding you with expert tips and training aids, as well as real-world examples drawn from the authors' two decades of research and field work, Liker and Meier show you how to get the most out of people who live and breathe your company's philosophy-and who work together toward a common goal.

The Toyota Way   Management Principles and Fieldbook  EBOOK BUNDLE

The Toyota Way Management Principles and Fieldbook EBOOK BUNDLE


  • Author : Jeffrey K. Liker
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Professional
  • Release Date : 2011-11-18
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 9780071796507


The Toyota Way Management Principles and Fieldbook EBOOK BUNDLE Book Description :

Transform your company the Toyota way! Two essential guides streamlined into a SINGLE EBOOK PACKAGE Toyota. The name says it all: Innovation. Efficiency. Quality. Excellence. The Toyota Way—Management Principles and Fieldbook explains how the legendary automaker consistently achieves the highest levels of manufacturing and business success—and how you can achieve similar results with your own organization, regardless of your industry. Discover Toyota’s methods then learn how to put them to practical use with these groundbreaking books: The Toyota Way—INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER! The Toyota Way reveals the management principles behind Toyota's worldwide reputation for quality and reliability. Dr. Jeffrey Liker, the global expert on Toyota's Lean methods, explains how you can implement the company’s principles to: Double or triple the speed of any business process Build quality into workplace systems Eliminate the huge costs of hidden waste Turn every employee into a quality-control inspector Dramatically improve your products and services The Toyota Way Fieldbook Written as a companion volume to The Toyota Way, this hands-on guide takes the lessons of Toyota to the next level. Liker teams up with Toyota veteran David Meier to provide the diagnostic tools, worksheets, and exercises you need to craft the most effective approach for your organization. Learn how to: Develop leaders that “live” your system Transform your company into a true lean learning organization Create a culture of continuous improvement and innovation Meet all the needs of your customers Position your company for long-term success

The Toyota Way  Second Edition  14 Management Principles from the World s Greatest Manufacturer

The Toyota Way Second Edition 14 Management Principles from the World s Greatest Manufacturer


  • Author : Jeffrey K. Liker
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release Date : 2020-10-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 1260468518


The Toyota Way Second Edition 14 Management Principles from the World s Greatest Manufacturer Book Description :

A major update of the classic guide to learning from Toyota’s legendary business philosophy and production system in any business—updated with important new research, frameworks, and approaches The very first book to help business managers and leaders understand and apply Toyota’s powerful management principles and philosophy in their own business, The Toyota Way helped launch the continuous-improvement movement that continues unabated today. Now, Jeffrey Liker has fully updated and revised his bestselling classic. This fully revised edition builds on the original 14 management principles that have made it so popular, and includes new case examples from manufacturing and services. The new model places scientific thinking at the center and explains how Toyota and other companies develop scientific thinking in leaders and members at all levels of the organization. Deep observation and experimenting replace theorizing and assuming. In this book, the author delves below the surface of many lean six-sigma-agile programs to look at how you can align operational excellence with your business strategy by developing people who: Value challenges to energize improvement with a purpose View lean systems as exposing problems for continuous improvement, not solutions to implement Lead high-performance teams to achieve seemingly impossible challenges Do detailed planning to breakdown complex challenges into smaller problems to solve, then address those problems one by one Take a disciplined approach to learning through rapid experimentation and reflection Build a culture of excellence built on mutual trust For 17 years, The Toyota Way has been inspiring and instructing readers like you on how to learn from Toyota's remarkable success and develop your own way. By improving upon its classic content, this new edition provides invaluable insights you can adapt to our rapidly changing world and forge ahead to achieve your business goals.