Book Talk: Dr. Shigeo Shingo

If you want to gain a fundamental understanding of the principles of lean manufacturing, you can’t do much better than to read the works of Dr. Shigeo Shingo.

The namesake of the Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing, Dr. Shingo was the Toyota engineer who first explained on paper the concepts behind Toyota’s manufacturing system.

We publish five books by Dr. Shingo

Other sources for classic information about lean manufacturing include Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production by Taiichi Ohno, often regarded as the inventor of the Toyota Production System, and, for case studies, Becoming Lean: Inside Stories of U.S. Manufacturers by Jeffrey K. Liker.

Do you have a question or comment about a book(s) that you would like addressed in Book Talk? Email me directly at Ralph.bernstein@taylorandfrancis.com.

1 comment:

Jason Yip said...

From what I understand Dr. Shingo never worked at Toyota. He was an external consultant and he wasn't / isn't(?) really held in such high regard there.

For example, check out the interviews at http://www.artoflean.com/