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This book made the term lean production known worldwide.

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Authors Womack, Jones, and Roos provided a comprehensive description of the entire lean system. They exhaustively documented its advantages over the mass production model pioneered by General Motors and predicted that lean production would eventually triumph. Indeed, they argued that it would triumph not just in manufacturing but in every value-creating activity from health care to retail to distribution. The classic, nationally bestselling book that first articulated the principles of lean production, with a new foreword and afterword by the authors.

Overall very interesting read to learn about the history of car manufacturing around the world and how the systems developed over time. One person found this helpful.

The Machine That Changed the World. James P. Womack (Author), Daniel T. Jones (Author), Daniel Roos (Author). Get this audiobook plus a second, free. Overall very interesting read to learn about the history of car manufacturing around the world and how the systems developed over time.

James . omack, Daniel . ones, Daniel Roos. Page 1. Machine that Changed Book summary. and consistent interchangeability of parts and the simplicity of attaching them to each other. This classic book explains the evolution of lean manufacturing practices in the automobile industry. As the authors put it, the off repeated statement that the world faces a massive overcapacity crisis in automobile production is a misnomer. The reality is that the world has an acute shortage of competitive lean-production capacity and a vast glut of uncompetitive mass-production capacity. These were the manufacturing innovations that made the assembly line possible.

Daniel Roos, James P. Womack, Daniel T. Jones. The Machine That Changed My World. This the fundamental book if you are working at a manufacturing facility and try to survive the pressure of the competitiors. If you have the mindset that "unless more value is provided, customers will be lost", I strongly recommend you to read this classic.

James P. Jones, Daniel Roos. This book contains all the seeds of the Lean Production Ideas. A must for the serious Lean Practitioner. This is the most influential book on the subject

James P. This is the most influential book on the subject. However it needs a great deal of study and deep understanding but it's worth it for the insight and Lean foundations it provides.

Daniel T. Jones is the founder of the Lean Enterprise Academy, and co-authored several books with Womack. Daniel Roos was the founding director of the International Motor Vehicle Program (IMVP) and of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Engineering Systems Division.

When james womack, daniel jones, and daniel roos wrote the machine that changed the world in 1990, japanese automakers, and toyota in particular, were making a strong showing by applying the principles of lean production. However, the full power of lean principles was unproven, and they had not been applied outside of the auto industry. Today, the power of lean production has been conclusively proved by toyota's unparalleled success, and the concepts have been widely applied in many industries. Based on mit's pioneering global study of industrial competition, the machine that changed the world offers a groundbreaking analysis of the entire lean business system, including product development, supplier management, sales, service, and production - an analysis even more relevant today as gm and ford struggle to survive and a wide range of british abd american companies embrace lean production. A new foreword by the authors brings the story up to date and details how their predictions were right. As a result, this reissue of a classic is as insightful and instructive today as when it was first published.
I have not completed this book yet, but I'm very impressed. I've read the reviews that stated this information is dated and is more of a history lesson than a valuable resource, and that's not true. While the information and data was collected years ago, the lessons and ideas of lean manufacturing are still relevant. The comparison of craft vs mass vs lean is explained using the automotive industry as the setting, as Toyota is the pioneer in lean production. It's a much better read than Toyota Kata, and deserves a place in your collection if you work in a manufacturing environment.
Good book. I liked it. I read this book for my own personal Lean Six Sigma knowledge & improvement. I enjoyed the history of Lean using the auto industry: Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Toyota, etc. Interesting to see the progression of Lean Production & Manufacturing throughout the years. The study shows how the lack of implementation of Lean has and can erode a company's standing, profitability & endurance through hard times. Good book to get your feet wet in the Lean Six Sigma world.
Worth reading in these times of change when we as a country are reconsidering producing "things" in an industrial complex back in the USA. It can be done with technology and people not exclusively of the other. Technology provides capacity for production that can offer the displaced worker other opportunities commensurate with their ability to learn new tasks and practices. As human beings we can learn even late in life. Brain power...
Good book to get an introduction to Lean manufacturing. It's not a prescriptive book for lean on its own (other than to say lean is superior), so you will need to get other books or take a Lean Six Sigma class to learn how to actually implement it in your facility. Overall very interesting read to learn about the history of car manufacturing around the world and how the systems developed over time.
Bought the book for a job interview. Applying these methods to the creation of software architecture.very interesting approach to the problem.
I read this after taking a tour of the Toyota plant in Kentucky. Both the tour and the book helped me understand how Toyota changed much of industrial production. I only wish there was a final chapter to explain how the process originated by Toyota has spread throughout the automotive and other industries.
The Machine That Changed the World; The Story of Lean Production
A great book that although becoming a little outdated portrays the ongoing trends in the automobile production industry in three major cultural areas.
The three areas are;the Asian lean production (Toyota) v.s. the American system,(mass production) v.s. the European craftsman system. On a larger scale it will and is affecting manufacturing everywhere.
Henry Ford was the founder of the American mass production system, and Ford was very successful adopting it to the aircraft and steel industries. American companies adopted this system and it is one of the main reasons for American pre-eminence in many industries worldwide. Toyota has become the founder of the Lean system of manufacturing. Most of the
early adherents to this system were other large Japanese companies, and responsible for the Japanese manufacturing miracle since the 1960's, as it was adapted from automotive to all manner of industries.
The book is well written and interesting even though it is based on an MIT study of global trends in the auto industry. I would like to see an update to this book. The one anomaly I see is the German Automobile industry. If Japan and Korea have some of the most efficient auto manufacturing plants in the world and
North America is becoming more competitive, what is happening in Europe comes as no surprise. Many European automakers have yet to fully embrace American mass production techniques and are now faced with the greater efficiencies of Lean
production. The book does not explain in my mind the success of the German Auto industry. It seems to be the one exception to the rule.
This book was a great introduction to the concept of lean manufacturing. The writing style of the book is comprehensive enough to be useful for current managers, yet readable enough to be engaging for those who are new (i.e. students) to these concepts. Those who are more savvy in the area of operations and supply management may find the book a bit repetitive in some areas.

Although the book focuses on auto manufacturers (mainly Toyota), a reader should not expect a detailed account of Toyota's supply chain or operations management, but rather a survey of concepts and a view of how Toyota has applied these methods and/or how other auto manufacturers have lagged on applying these techniques. The book provides many comparisons to assist the reader in understanding (the general approach per chapter is to give an overview of the mass production system, and then give its improved lean production counterpart). The book does not give any practically methodology on how to convert a non-lean production system over to a lean one, but there are many other books out there that can delve into this further.

If you are looking for a book to introduce you to lean production, written in laymen's terms, using a model that almost all of us can understand I strongly recommend this book. However, you will need more background/research than this book provides to actually apply lean operations methodologies if you so desire.
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Simon & Schuster Ltd; New Ed edition (2007)
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