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A Practical Guide for Implementing Toyota's 4P's
Jeffrey Liker & David Meier

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The Toyota Way Fieldbook will help other companies learn from Toyota and develop systems that fit their unique cultures.

The book begins with a review of the principles of the Toyota Way through the 4Ps model-Philosophy, Processes, People and Partners, and Problem Solving. Readers looking to learn from Toyota's lean systems will be provided with the inside knowledge they need to

Define the companies purpose and develop a long-term philosophy

Create value streams with connected flow, standardized work, and level production

Build a culture to stop and fix problems

Develop leaders who promote and support the system

Find and develop exceptional people and partners

Learn the meaning of true root cause problem solving Lead the change process and transform the total enterprise.

The depth of detail provided draws on the authors combined experience of coaching and supporting companies in lean transformation. Toyota experts at the Georgetown, Kentucky plant, formally trained David Meier in TPS. Combined with Jeff Liker's extensive study of Toyota and his insightful knowledge the authors have developed unique models and ideas to explain the true philosophies and principles of the Toyota Production System.

476 Pages, 2005

ISBN No/Item Code: 9780071448932

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