1. Related Sites and Reading

  1. Toyota Production System:

    Beyond Large-Scale Production, Taiichi Ohno, 1978
    (translated to English in 1988).

    Taiichi Ohno's first book provides the backdrop for the establishment of the Toyota Production System. Explained by Mr. Ohno himself, it offers an authentic primer for Kaizen transformation. It is a must read for every person interested in continuous improvement.

  2. Taiichi Ohno’s Workplace Management, 

    Taiichi Ohno, Gemba Press, 2007. 

    This book is a recent English translation of a series of five interviews conducted in 1982 with Mr. Ohno by the Japanese Management Association. It should be read as a complement to Taiichi Ohno’s original book, Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production.