The one manual that every corporate executive should read again and again… re-released for the first time in an affordable paperback version
Known as the JIT bible in Japan, this six-volume set present the genius of Hiroyuki Hirano who leaves no detail to chance in explaining how to implement and maintain a Just-in-Time manufacturing program. Encyclopedic in scope, it provides unparalleled information on every aspect of JIT, from its philosophical underpinnings to the myriad systems, techniques, and tools for virtually every factory setting
"This book is a compendium of the experiences and knowledge I have gained during many years of enthusiastic work in battling waste in factories and promoting the development of JIT production. As such, this is a manual for professional consultants. It enables them to tell the plain truth and to overcome vexing problems. This book is not for sale to the general public. I would not want it to be sold that way. It is a book for manufacturing companies that are fighting desperately for survival and that will go to any length to improve their factories and overcome the obstacles to success. One could even call this book a 'bible' for corporate survival."
Volume 1 : The Just-In-Time Production System
Volume 2 : Waste and the 5S’s
Volume 3 : Flow Manufacturing : Multi-Process Operations and Kanban
Volume 4 : Leveling : Changeover and Quality Assurance
Volume 5 : Standardized Operations : Jidoka and Maintenance/Safety
Volume 6 : JIT Implementation Forms and Charts
While each of the volumes is available individually, we have affordably priced the set to honor Hirano’s recommendation that readers "avoid taking a piecemeal approach… The overall flow is the most important aspect of production, and the key ingredient for creating a good overall flow is comprehensive improvement… ."