The Machine That Changed the World

Deepak Bhatt
1 min readJan 21, 2021

The Story of Lean Production — Toyota’s Secret Weapon in the Global Car Wars That Is Now Revolutionizing World Industry.

This book reveals the Japanese car manufacturer Toyota’s secret to success in the automobile industry. It gives away how the automobile giant became one of the topmost brands with its innovative process of lean production. This process within Toyota allowed it to become a dominant force in the market. Toyota is known for both efficiency and reliability. The lean production system grew extremely successful and since has been adopted by many industries. This book highlights how lean production was founded and how this made the company reach global heights.

This book helps to understand how Toyota runs out of stock and how its employees can halt the production line. It also talks about craft production which includes manufacturers tailoring cars to the customers’ taste. Mass production was inspired by Ford Motors and working on an assembly line. Europe and the US saw a new shift towards mass production. This book offers an analysis of a lean business system that includes product development, sales, supplier management, service, and production.

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Deepak Bhatt

Group Senior Vice President, Gujarat at BW Businessworld, Ex. Head, Communication, PR & Digital Marketing IIM Ahmedabad, 🎓 Alumnus IIM Calcutta, Stanford GSB