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Toyota supply chain management: a strategic approach to the principles of Toyota's renowned system

By: Iyer, Ananth V.
Contributor(s): Seshadri,Sridhar | Vasher, Roy.
Publisher: New Delhi Tata McGrawHill Education Private Limited 2009Description: xii, 226 p.ISBN: 9780070671003.Subject(s): Supply chain management - Automobile Industries | Supply chain managementDDC classification: 658.7006292222 Summary: The Toyota Production System is the benchmark used throughout the world for lean thinking. Now you can model your own processes after those of the company that wrote the book on supply chain management. 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 Toyotas 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: o Variety: Determine your variety of offerings based on operational efficiency and market demand o Velocity: Maintain a steady flow through all processes of the supply chain o Variability: Manage inconsistencies carefully to reduce cost and improve quality o 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 improving production 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 subjectfrom principles and theories to operations and best practicesToyota Supply Chain Management is the most comprehensive, insightful guide to forging a world-class supply chain system. (Source: www.amazon.com)
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The Toyota Production System is the benchmark used throughout the world for lean thinking. Now you can model your own processes after those of the company that wrote the book on supply chain management. 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 Toyotas 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: o Variety: Determine your variety of offerings based on operational efficiency and market demand o Velocity: Maintain a steady flow through all processes of the supply chain o Variability: Manage inconsistencies carefully to reduce cost and improve quality o 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 improving production 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 subjectfrom principles and theories to operations and best practicesToyota Supply Chain Management is the most comprehensive, insightful guide to forging a world-class supply chain system. (Source: www.amazon.com)

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