Toyota Supply Chain Management: A Strategic Approach to Toyota's Renowned System: A Strategic…

Hardcover | June 4, 2009

byAnanth Iyer, Sridhar Seshadri, Roy Vasher

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The Toyota Production System is thebenchmark used throughout theworld for “lean” thinking. Now youcan model your own processes after those ofthe company that “wrote the book on supplychain management.”

Written by two experts on the subject, alongwith a former Toyota senior executive, thisbook details the most celebrated supply chainoperation in the world to help you form anintegrated, synchronized system that will bethe envy of your industry.

You will find key insight into the logic behindevery point of Toyota’s supply chain, alongwith both the tactics and strategies you canuse to build an outstanding system of yourown. Toyota Supply Chain Management explainshow to achieve balance and efficiencyby focusing on:

  • Variety: Determine your varietyof offerings based on operationalefficiency and market demand
  • Velocity: Maintain a steadyflow through all processes ofthe supply chain
  • Variability: Manage inconsistenciescarefully to reduce cost andimprove quality
  • Visibility: Ensure the transparencyof all processes to enable continuouslearning and improvement

    The authors provide valuable insider tipsand offer hands-on guidance for improvingproduction and operations in a variety ofindustries, including health care, insurance,banking, credit processing, and retailing.

    With careful attention paid to every aspectof the subject—from principles and theories tooperations and best practices—Toyota SupplyChain Management is the most comprehensive,insightful guide to forging a world-classsupply chain system.

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The Toyota Production System is thebenchmark used throughout theworld for “lean” thinking. Now youcan model your own processes after those ofthe company that “wrote the book on supplychain management.”Written by two experts on the subject, alongwith a former Toyota senior executive, thisbook details the most celebrated supply chainoper...

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Top managementsecrets to buildinga world-classupply chainThree industry insiders cover every link in Toyota’s supply chain, explainingthe operations and the logic behind them. Toyota Supply Chain Managementwill help you design and oversee significant improvements to your supplychain, includingSales planingProduction schedulingSupplier ...

Sridhar Seshadri is a professor of operations management in the IROM Department at the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin. He has done extensive research on supply chain contracts and risk management. Roy Vasher is a former Toyota senior executive. Vasher played a leading role in Toyota’s ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.3 × 6.4 × 0.92 inPublished:June 4, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071615490

ISBN - 13:9780071615495

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Table of Contents

Ch1. The BullWhip Effect
Ch 2. Supply Chain Overview
Ch 3. Mix planning
Ch 4. Sales Planning and Forecasting
Ch 5. Production scheduling
Ch 6. Parts ordering and forecasting
Ch 7. Inbound logistics
Ch 8. Suppliers
Ch 9. Production operations
Ch 10. Outbound Logistics
Ch 11. Dealers
Ch 12. The Toyota Way in review
Ch 13. How to apply Toyota Way principles to non-automotive supply chains