The green book that started it all, this is first book on JIT in English from the engineer's viewpoint. When Omark Industries bought 500 copies and studied it company-wide, Omark became the US pioneer in JIT. It provides Dr. Shingo's classic industrial engineering rationale for implementing process-based rather than operational improvements in manufacturing. He explains the basic mechanisms of the Toyota production system, examines production as a functional network of processes and operations, and then discusses the organization-wide mechanism necessary to make JIT possible in any manufacturing plant. He demonstrates new ways to think about profit, inventory, waste, and productivity.Shingo, Shigeo is the author of 'Study of the Toyota Production System from an Industrial Engineering Viewpoint', published 1989 under ISBN 9780915299171 and ISBN 0915299178.