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How the Toyota Production System was Created


  • Taiichi Ohno


The oil crisis of the autumn of 1973 first led the public to take a strong interest in the Toyota production system. Anyway you look at it, the oil crisis had a great influence on government and industry, and even on personal lifestyles. The following year, the Japanese economy slid down to zero growth, and all of a sudden the entire industrial sector seemed to plunge into a profound panic.

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  • Taiichi Ohno, 1982. "How the Toyota Production System was Created," Japanese Economy, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 10(4), pages 83-101.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:jpneco:v:10:y:1982:i:4:p:83-101
    DOI: 10.2753/JES1097-203X100483

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