This bibliography section contains numerous books, articles, papers, monographs, speeches, and dissertations that we have found helpful and insightful over the years. Lists such as these can never be exhaustive, so we would like to hear from you with your suggestions. Also, not everything in this list pertains directly to the world of Lean. Some of the items shown below pre-date (1700 – 1919) the bulk of automotive history but have value in that they show how the processes, concepts, and methods developed outside of the automotive industry and were later synthesized by the auto manufacturers. Some of the items are also on general topics such as leadership, Information Technology, Health Care, Team Building, and Supply Chains.

If you have a favorite book or article that is not shown below, please send us an e-mail with the title, author, and a link to where it can be found and we will include it.




Speeches and Interviews

PhD Dissertations

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