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The Toyota Production system (TPS) is alive and well in Toyota plants in 27 countries worldwide. TPS or ‘Lean Manufacturing’ as you and I more commonly know it, is an integrated systems approach to process design, execution and continuous improvement. The approach improves workflow, removing obstacles and enabling a ‘right first time, every time’ result in product and service delivery. At Lean Ireland we integrate the Lean approach with Six Sigma project management tools when
Let’s be honest, we are all pretty fatigued after the dozens of emails that landed in our inbox last month ahead of the implementation of GDPR on May 25th. On top of those requests for consent, companies now need to have a pop-up cookie consent banner on their website and a privacy policy in place, whilst also reanalysing how they store, share and protect their all data.   The important thing is that GDPR should
Toyota Ireland launches face-it down app
In keeping with is core value of safety first, Toyota Ireland has launched it’s free “Face It Down” app for iPhone and Android which is designed to save lives on Irish Roads. Supported by the Road Safety Authority (RSA), drivers are encouraged to Face their phone Down and pick up rewards at Topaz Re Store outlets nationwide. I’m facing it down. Are you?
A brief history of The Toyota Way
An oldie but goodie, his 15min video highlights the history and development of the Toyota production system. It shows clearly the inventiveness of the Toyota family, and their active encouragement of innovation and teamwork amongst Toyota employees. Enjoy!
How to Change a Culture: Lessons from the Toyota / GM collaboration
In 1983 Toyota hired John Shook to head up its joint venture with General Motors, to be based in California. GM wanted to wanted to put an idle plant and work force back on line. Toyota faced pressure to produce vehicles in the United States. It was already trailing Honda Motor Co. Ltd. and Nissan Motor Co., which were by then building cars in Ohio and Tennessee, respectively. This is the story of how the NUMMI agreement