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World Class Manufacturing

Variations On A Theme from Toyota 

World Class Manufacturing originated with Richard J. Schonberger. Schonberger a professor who studied the then-peculiar approach of some Japanese manufacturers.

His original book, "Japanese Manufacturing Techniques" was published in 1982. It was based on his studies of the Kawasaki motorcycle plant in Lincoln, Nebraska. This book was a major contribution to the literature of the time.

In 1986, Schonberger wrote "World Class Manufacturing" to extend and universalize the concepts. The basis of these ideas was still the Toyota Production System.

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