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Jeffrey Liker and David Meier first explored lean methodology in The Toyota Way (2003). This companion book goes further, providing the wisdom, practical tools and examples you need to smooth your organization’s transition to lean operations. Toyota’s success as one of the world’s most profitable automakers springs from decades of building partners and networks, a continuous drive to improve and a long-term philosophy that benefits society at large. This Fieldbook may intimidate readers with its flowcharts and checklists, but true lean transformation resides in the details. Process is important and so are the people who live and breathe it.
About the Authors
Dr. Jeffrey K. Liker, Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan, wrote the international bestseller, The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World’s Greatest Manufacturer. Founder and president of Lean Associates, Inc. David Meier co-authored – with Liker – The Toyota Way Fieldbook and Toyota Talent: Developing Your People the Toyota Way.