Here is a summary and information about a book that outlines how Henry Ford provided much of the inspiration and knowledge that became the basis of the Toyota Production System. I like to use this Ford background material with anyone who takes issue with learning what they think is a system that works only in Japan. We certainly have enough American examples of how TPS works here, Toyota plants or otherwise.
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