Publisher description for The evolution of a manufacturing system at Toyota / Takahiro Fujimoto.

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What is the true source of a firm's long-term competitive advantage in manufacturing? Through original field studies, historical research, and statistical analyses, this book shows how Toyota Motor Corporation, one of the world's largest automobile companies, built distinctive capabilities in production, product development, and supplier management. Fujimoto asserts that it is Toyota's evolutionary learning capability that gives the company its advantage and demonstrates how this learning is put to use in daily work.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Automobiles -- Design and construction.
Toyota Jidåosha Kabushiki Kaisha -- Management.
Industrial efficiency.
Operations research.
Toyota automobiles.