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Faster, Better, Cheaper in the History of Manufacturing: From the Stone Age to Lean Manufacturing and Beyond Hardcover – 30 Aug 2016

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  • Hardcover: 439 pages
  • Publisher: Productivity Press; 1 edition (5 Aug. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781498756303
  • ISBN-13: 978-1498756303
  • ASIN: 1498756301
  • Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 2.5 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,015,973 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Brilliant insights regarding concepts of manufacturing systems for both practitioners and academics."

- Dr. Masaru Nakano, Professor at Keio University, former manager of Toyota Central R&D Laboratories, Inc.


"What an incredible abundance of facts and information comprehensively gathered and uniquely assembled. Its thorough production presents the fastest, best and cheapest way to make each reader more knowledgeable."

- Dr. Stefan Bleiweis, Professor of International Management


"This is sure to become a classic in the university curriculum to introduce students to the long history of how people improved society by making things. Roser links the progression of tools and processes from the Stone Age to emerging society to division of labor far earlier than most other scholars. He illustrates the regular progression of technology to improve productivity and closes with the future of work. Thought provoking and a necessary addition to the library of those in industry today."

- Mark Warren, manufacturing engineer and amateur historian

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