Fujimoto, Takahiro. The Evolution of a Manufacturing System at Toyota. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
It’s natural to think that the Toyota system emerged from the brow of Ohno immediately after World War II. The facts are quite different and Taka Fujimoto, an associate professor at Tokyo University and an expert on product development systems, does a masterful job of showing how the Toyota system evolved over fifty years and continues to evolve today. This is the definitive history of TPS for our time.
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