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
“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.524 more words
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
By Taiichi Ohno
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
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