The machine that changed the world : based on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 5-million dollar 5-year study on the future of the automobile

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Notes on front end paper: Seriously--defect free, Japan vs. America, life time jobs, American dealers 393 cars a year, Honda-American-600,00 cars produced in U.S. 1984 "lean production". 1985 MIT Center for Technology, Policy and Industrial Development--explore creative mechanisms for industry-government-university interaction on international basis to understand industrial change & improve policy-making process. Most comprehensive industrial survey ever. 5 year exploring differences between mass/lean production. 1950 Eiji Toyoda, trip to Detroit, Ford. Toyota Motor Company founded 1937. TaiichiOhno. Toyota most Japanese of Japanese auto companies. 1946 Japanese government, strengthened rights of unions; lifetime employment, pay by seniority vs. specific job function. 1990 Toyota offering as many products as GM at half the size. Toyota focus, repeat buyers. IMPV data on 90 plants in 17 countries.

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Womack, James P, “The machine that changed the world : based on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 5-million dollar 5-year study on the future of the automobile,” One Book. One Author. One Hour., accessed September 19, 2017, http://booknotes.gmu.edu/items/show/211.

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Title

The machine that changed the world : based on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 5-million dollar 5-year study on the future of the automobile

Creator

Womack, James P

Date

1990
Program air date: January 13, 1991.

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James P. Womack's account of the rise of the Toyota automobile company.

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"Automobile industry and trade--Forecasting."

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Brian Lamb Booknotes Collection
Gift of Brian Lamb, 2011.

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Rawson Associates
George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections & Archives

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