Automotive Industry

Auto making is one of the world’s most important manufacturing industries – but for how much longer? Learn about traditional American brands, Japanese management methods, alternative fuel engines and the future prospects for an industry that runs on oil.

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Beyond Large-Scale Production

Taiichi Ohno

Productivity Press, 1988

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The New York Times

The New York Times, 2020

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The Story of Lean Production – Toyota’s Secret Weapon in the Global Car Wars That Is Revolutionizing World Industry

James P. Womack et al.

Free Press, 2007

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The Quest to Build the Driverless Car – and How It Will Reshape Our World

Lawrence D. Burns and Christopher Shulgan

Ecco, 2018

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How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future

Vivek Wadhwa and Alex Salkever

Berrett-Koehler, 2017

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14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer

Jeffrey K. Liker

McGraw-Hill, 2003

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Managing People for Improvement, Adaptiveness, and Superior Results

Mike Rother

McGraw-Hill, 2009

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Practicing Scientific Thinking Skills for Superior Results in 20 Minutes a Day

Mike Rother

McGraw-Hill, 2017

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Building Organizational Capability and Mindset Through Kata Coaching

Mike Rother and Gerd Aulinger

McGraw-Hill, 2017

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Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company

Bryce G. Hoffman

Crown, 2013

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