Toyota Supply Chain Management: A Strategic Approach to Toyota's Renowned System

Toyota Supply Chain Management: A Strategic Approach to Toyota's Renowned System

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The Toyota Production System is the benchmark used throughout the world for a€œleana€ thinking. Now you can model your own processes after those of the company that a€œwrote the book on supply chain management.a€ Written by two experts on the subject, along with a former Toyota senior executive, this book details the most celebrated supply chain operation in the world to help you form an integrated, synchronized system that will be the envy of your industry. You will find key insight into the logic behind every point of Toyotaa€™s supply chain, along with both the tactics and strategies you can use to build an outstanding system of your own. Toyota Supply Chain Management explains how to achieve balance and efficiency by focusing on: Variety: Determine your variety of offerings based on operational efficiency and market demand Velocity: Maintain a steady flow through all processes of the supply chain Variability: Manage inconsistencies carefully to reduce cost and improve quality Visibility: Ensure the transparency of all processes to enable continuous learning and improvement The authors provide valuable insider tips and offer hands-on guidance for improvingproduction and operations in a variety of industries, including health care, insurance, banking, credit processing, and retailing. With careful attention paid to every aspect of the subjecta€”from principles and theories to operations and best practicesa€”Toyota Supply Chain Management is the most comprehensive, insightful guide to forging a world-class supply chain system.Performance at Toyota is evaluated with equal weight given to both the process used to derive performance and the results achieved. ... and provide a summary of methods that makes learning a practical and ongoing process at every level and every task in Toyota. ... that person will be unable to contribute to the problem-solving process and will be unable to recognize the need for specialized help.

Title:Toyota Supply Chain Management: A Strategic Approach to Toyota's Renowned System
Author:Ananth Iyer, Sridhar Seshadri, Roy Vasher
Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional - 2009-03-31


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