The Portal to Lean Production: Principles and Practices for Doing More with Less describes the steps, difficulties, and rewards of implementing lean production. The book moves beyond concepts to address practical matters. The authors provide enough information for you to begin implementing lean production within your organization. This book applies a model-the Portal to Lean Production-to illustrate principles and practices. The model reappears at the start of every chapter and serves to connect the concepts of each chapter with those in other chapters, and with basic lean production principles. This volume contains short vignettes that appear in every chapter of actual lean production implementations. Following these real-world examples, the text provides expanded coverage of topics to enable you to learn and apply concepts and principles. The authors enable you to see the context, application, and practical issues associated with lean production concepts and methods before learning details. The vignettes, based upon the work experience of co-author Avi Soni, help connect the concepts and tie them to practical examples.A customer who outsources to such a supplier reaps the benefits of that expertise and years of hard work. 13.1.2 Core Competency Although much can be gained by outsourcing production of parts and components to valued suppliers, a producer must be careful not to outsource its ... If a technology is considered essential to the vehicle, then Toyota believes it should master it. For example, a critical component in the engine for the Prius hybrid car is a semiconductor switching device.
|Title||:||The Portal to Lean Production|
|Author||:||John Nicholas, Avi Soni|
|Publisher||:||CRC Press - 2005-11-02|