“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. The Toyota Way Fieldbook explains what can help other companies and how they can develop systems similar to Toyota that fit into their unique styles. Beginning with a review of Toyota’s principles, including the 4Ps (Philosophy, Processes, People and Partners, and Problem-Solving), readers will know how to develop a long-term philosophy for their company and transform the enterprise to the next level. Some strategies the book covers include defining the company, problem-solving, leadership, and having the proper support people. Both authors have combined experience to provide in-depth knowledge on the success of Toyota and how to implement the strategies that led to that success.
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 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 to learn these strategies and apply them to their own companies.
For readers who enjoyed The Toyota Way and those who want to continue to learn from these systems, this book allows them to get more help to build their 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 be applied to their own companies. Readers will then get the knowledge they need to implement these strategies in their businesses and enterprises.
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 improve production levels. The in-depth book also provides insight into 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 change existing processes to transform the company with the right people by your side.
The authors, Jeffrey K. Liker and David Meier, have combined experience in coaching and helping companies transform. Due to this experience, they can dive into the details that explain the principles, why Toyota was so successful, and how to implement that success. Both are experts with Toyota at the Georgetown, Kentucky, plant, and Meier is trained in the Toyota Production System (TPS). Liker has extensively studied Toyota as an organization, and combined, they have unique ideas and ways to explain what is successful about the Toyota Production System.