Benchmarking Toyota's supply chain: Japan vs U.K.

Peter Hines

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Previous studies have shown by benchmarking that significant advantage has been gained by the application of the Toyota Production System (TPS) both within Toyota and in their direct and indirect suppliers. However, no detailed analysis has taken place to verify where this advantage lies and how it has been achieved. In addition analysis of whether this advantage is transferable by Toyota overseas is lacking at present. As a result of these gaps a comparative research programme has been carried out in Japan and the U.K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)911-918
Number of pages8
JournalLong Range Planning
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1998
Externally publishedYes


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