The Toyota Way Fieldbook

“The Toyota Way Fieldbook: A Practical Guide for Implementing the 4Ps,” written by Jeffrey K. Liker and David Meier, is the follow up to the bestseller “The Toyota Way.” The Fieldbook helps build on Toyota’s operating systems. The book details examples that have shown success for Toyota’s practices, and The Toyota Way Fieldbook explains what can help other companies and how they can develop systems similar to Toyota that can fit in to their unique styles. Beginning with a review of the principles Toyota uses, including the 4Ps (Philosophy, Processes, People and Partners, and Problem Solving), readers will then have the knowledge to develop a long-term philosophy for their company and transform take enterprise to the next level. Some of the strategies the book covers include defining the company, problem solving, leadership and having the right support people. Both authors have combined experience in order to provide in-depth knowledge on the success of Toyota and how to implement the strategies that led to that success.

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“The Toyota Way Fieldbook: A Practical Guide for Implementing the 4Ps,” written by Jeffrey K. Liker and David Meier, is the second book and follow up companion to the bestseller “The Toyota Way.” The book details Toyota’s model of the 4Ps strategy (Philosophy, Processes, People and Partners, and Problem Solving) and gives readers the knowledge they need in order to learn these strategies and apply them to their own companies.

For readers that enjoyed The Toyota Way, and for those who want to continue to learn from these systems, this is the book that allows them to get more help in order to build their own empires. Readers will learn what brought on Toyota’s success through this method, and the book will guide them through each of the strategies and how they can apply to their own companies. Readers will then get the knowledge they need in order to implement these strategies into their own business and enterprise.

Readers will learn how to develop a long-term philosophy for their company and how to define the purpose of the company. Readers will then learn about creating value streams to help standardize work and create better production levels. The in-depth book also provides readers with insight on building better cultures that help fix problems. There is also in-depth knowledge on how to develop leaders that support the business and its systems. The Toyota Way Fieldbook will dive into problem solving and how to make changes to existing processes in order to transform the company with the right people by your side.

The authors, Jeffrey K. Liker and David Meier, have combined experience in both coaching and helping companies go through transformations. Due to this experience, they can really dive into the detail that explains the principals, why Toyota got to be so successful and how to implement that success. Both are experts with Toyota at the Georgetown, Kentucky, plant and Meier is trained in Toyota Production System (TPS). Liker has extensively studied Toyota as an organization and combined they have unique ideas and ways to explain what is really successful about the Toyota Production System.

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