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Some Thoughts on the Toyota Production System

The Toyota production system (TPS) was not designed.

The technique we call the Toyota production system was born through our various efforts to catch up with the automotive industries of western advanced nations… 612 more words


Lean Society

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

This quote from George Orwell’s political allegory, Animal Farm, occurred to me recently as I listened to a design engineer explain to me how he was taught in college that engineers have a special responsibility to help their less able co-workers.  

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Old Lean Dude

The Toyota Production System

This interview describes the Toyota Production System. Luis Almeida and Larry Edwards from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada’s Cambridge plant (who make the Toyota Corolla and Lexus RX350 and RX450H) answer questions which provide details on the characteristics of the system and how they make it work effectively. 17 more words

Peter Carr

Book Review: Workplace Management

Workplace Management

By Taiichi Ohno

Amazon Summary

This unique volume delivers a clear, concise overview of the Toyota Production System and kaizen in the very words of the architect of both of these movements, Taiichi Ohno.  2,506 more words


The Final Frontier

On May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard became the first US astronaut to journey to the “final frontier.”  Atop a Mercury rocket, Shepard launched into a fifteen-minute suborbital journey reaching an altitude of about one hundred miles before returning to earth.  512 more words

Old Lean Dude

Book Review - Toyota Production System

The Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production

By Taiichi Ohno

Amazon Summary:

In this classic text, Taiichi Ohno–inventor of the Toyota Production System and Lean manufacturing–shares the genius that sets him apart as one of the most disciplined and creative thinkers of our time. 1,846 more words

Book Reviews

NASA Ergonomists Consult Dentist over Dental Operator Performance

Where does NASA meet Dentistry?

A full-time practicing dentist, Dr. Ahearn consulted with ergonomists from NASA and industry, and with engineering consultants from universities such as M.I.T. 328 more words