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Machine That Changed the World : The Story of Lean Production -- How Japan's Secret Weapon in the Global Auto Wars Will Revolutionize Western Industry - 91 edition

Machine That Changed the World : The Story of Lean Production -- How Japan`s Secret Weapon in the Global Auto Wars Will Revolutionize Western Industry (ISBN10: 0060974176; ISBN13: 9780060974176)
ISBN13: 978-0060974176
ISBN10: 0060974176

Summary: Based on MIT's five-million-dollar, 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. The authors explain lean production and reveal how it works, why it results in more cost-efficient products, and its significant global impact. Based upon MIT's five-million-dollar, five-year study on the future of the automobile, a groundbreaking analysis o
f the worldwide move from mass production to lean production. "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
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Summary: Based on MIT's five-million-dollar, 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. The authors explain lean production and reveal how it works, why it results in more cost-efficient products, and its significant global impact. Based upon MIT's five-million-dollar, five-year study on the future of the automobile, a groundbreaking analysis of the worldwide move from mass production to lean production. "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 ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 91
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Perennial Library
Published: 11/28/1991
International: No

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