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
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?
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!
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