Toyota: Production System, Safety Analysis and Future Directions – By Nova Science Publishers
Toyota: Production System, Safety Analysis, and Future Directions explains the production methods and future trajectories for the Japanese car company through the strategic development of Toyota’s automobile manufacturing both in Japan and overseas as follows:
Part I gives an overview of the book based on the Toyota Production System (TPS), its advanced production management principles and its aim to create the simultaneous realization of quality and productivity via process control and process improvement, with priority given to the customer.
In Chapter One, the author describes the outline of the characteristic, aim, and validity” of this book. Chapter Two focuses on the progress and fundamentals of TPS in terms of the just in time (JIT) principle and automobile manufacturing technology, which has contributed to the simultaneous achievement of QCD at Toyota. In Chapter Three, the author asserts the necessity for the evolution of manufacturing in order to deal with the management issues currently facing Japanese manufacturers. Therefore, in this chapter, the author establishes an advanced TPS and its effectiveness of strategic development, surpassing JIT. In Chapter Four, the author develops an advanced TPS for an automobile manufacturing strategy to expand this strategy throughout Japan and overseas.
Safety Analysis to Strengthen Toyota Automobile Manufacturing is the topic of Part II. Today’s management challenge is to provide excellent QCD products ahead of competitors through market creating activities. In the implementation stage, strategic QCD studies are needed to strengthen core technologies, and to have them mutually linked as a whole. Therefore, the author develops the safety analysis utilizing a statistical science known as the Science of SQC: The New Quality Control Principle for the strengthening of the business and manufacturing processes.
Chapters Five and Seven discuss and demonstrate the effectiveness of the following as the driving force in developing advanced TPS: Realizing high quality manufacturing, strengthening new manufacturing management technology and creating an SCM strategy for developing QCD studies of Japan and overseas.
In Part III, the author discusses and demonstrates the future directions for Toyota’s manufacturing strategy. Focusing on a concrete target, the author reconsiders new management tasks foreseen for the advanced manufacturing companies, shifting to expanding global production. Based on the focus of Parts I and II, the author asserts the profitability (justification and validity) for re-progress in automobile manufacturing in order to deal with the management issues currently facing Japanese manufacturers.
In Chapter Eight, as an oversea production strategy, the author propagates an “expanding new integrated production model” to developing countries and discusses the necessity for the global deployment. In Chapter Nine, the author shows and demonstrates the effectiveness of new production progress for re-strengthening global production. In Chapter Ten, the author provides an overall conclusion of the topics covered in this book.