A closer look at Toyotaas quality and lean manufacturing problemsaand the powerful lessons and warnings they represent. In the general and business press, Toyotaas quality issues are just that: quality issues. The industrial community wonders if there might be more to it: whether Toyotaas namesake production system (TPS), also called lean manufacturing or just-in-time production (JIT), has been sullied. To see why this is a concern, consider the primary objective of the Toyota system/lean/JITabToyotaa#39;s edge has eroded in still another way: Its U.S. competitors have caught up in efficiency and quality. ... hitting a milestone of sorts in 2007 when Car and Driver Magazine headlined, aFord Passes Toyota in J.D. Power Initial Quality Rankings. ... Are owners of a Scion, Saab, Mazda, Isuzu, Land Rover, Volkswagen, or Suzukiathe seven brands ranked last in the 2009 J. D. Power Surveyaunhappy?
|Author||:||Richard J. Schonberger|
|Publisher||:||Pearson Education - 2010-10-15|