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Transcript of TPS
What is Toyota Production
"An integrated approach to production, manages equipment, materials, and people in the most efficient manner while ensuring a healthy and safe work environment".
Origin of TPS...
He experimented with various ways of setting up the equipment to produce needed items in a timely manner.
Development of TPS is credited to him
Not producing any part until there
is a need, that is when produced parts are consumed
Eliminates waste and inconsistencies
" = automation
" = automation with a human touch
Solve root cause of problems
complete elimination of all waste
further developed an automatic
Founded Toyoda Automatic Loom Works
Invented a manual loom,
Introduced flow production
method using a chain conveyor
into the assembly line of a
He started Toyota Motor Corporation in 1930
by Maria Rozo
Became director manager.
After a tour among American factories, he gave his factory
commission to improve Toyota’s production system until it
reached Ford's productivity
Bellgran, M., Säfsten K. , (2010) Production Development. Design and Operation of production system. London. Springer
The Toyota Way
Elimination of wastes
waste of overproduction
waste of time on hand (waiting)
waste of transportation
waste of processing itself
waste of stock on hand (inventory) waste of movement
waste of making defective products
Toyota implemented a system to reduce waste, to lower inventories, and to improve techniques
Today, many companies use those principles to increase productivity and profit