Author: Jeffrey K. Liker
Description: 14 Management Principles from the World’s Greatest Manufacturer
Resume: 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.
Toyota is known for consistently making 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.
So how could we speed up business processes, improve quality, and cut costs in any industry?
The book shows managers in every industry how to improve business processes by building quality into workplace systems, finding low-cost but reliable alternatives to expensive new technology, eliminating wasted time and resources, producing in small quantities, turning every employee into a quality control inspector.