Here is Dr. Shingo’s classic industrial engineering rationale for the priority of process-based over operational improve ments in manufacturing. He explains the basic mechanisms of the Toyota production system, examines production as a functional network of processes and operations, and then discusses the mechanism necessary to make JIT possible in any manufacturing plant.
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- Demonstrates new ways to think about profit, inventory, waste, and productivity
- Explains the principles of leveling, standard work procedures, multi-machine handling, supplier relations, and much more
If you are a serious student of manufacturing, you will benefit greatly from reading this primary resource on the powerful fundamentals of JIT.