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Lean thinking, banish waste and create wealth in your corporation

Lean thinking, banish waste and create wealth in your corporation Action Learning: Research and Practice Vol. 4, No. 1, April 2007, pp. 105 – 114 Reviews James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones, 1996 London, Simon & Schuster £14.99, 396 pp. ISBN 0-7432-3164-3 Lean thinking by James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones is the undisputed Number 1 book worldwide about lean management. It is written for those who are interested in redesigning their business processes and/or are open to a change of the company culture. The authors aspire to make the theory accessible and to provide explicit examples. The combination of examples and theory makes this book a good tool for action learning. The American authors Womack and Jones were one of the first to study and analyse the philosophy and methods behind the success of the Japanese car manufacturer Toyota. By the early 1980s, the Americans found out that Toyota was not an average company. Although many Americans believed that the Japanese cars were inferior to the vehicles made by their Ford or General Motors, the truth appeared to be slightly different. Directly after the Second World War, Toyota changed its core business from building textile machineries to car manufacturing. It was in this period that Toyota http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Action Learning: Research & Practice Taylor & Francis

Lean thinking, banish waste and create wealth in your corporation

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1476-7341
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Action Learning: Research and Practice Vol. 4, No. 1, April 2007, pp. 105 – 114 Reviews James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones, 1996 London, Simon & Schuster £14.99, 396 pp. ISBN 0-7432-3164-3 Lean thinking by James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones is the undisputed Number 1 book worldwide about lean management. It is written for those who are interested in redesigning their business processes and/or are open to a change of the company culture. The authors aspire to make the theory accessible and to provide explicit examples. The combination of examples and theory makes this book a good tool for action learning. The American authors Womack and Jones were one of the first to study and analyse the philosophy and methods behind the success of the Japanese car manufacturer Toyota. By the early 1980s, the Americans found out that Toyota was not an average company. Although many Americans believed that the Japanese cars were inferior to the vehicles made by their Ford or General Motors, the truth appeared to be slightly different. Directly after the Second World War, Toyota changed its core business from building textile machineries to car manufacturing. It was in this period that Toyota

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