Toyota Production System - Beyond Large-Scale Production

Taiichi Ohno

Key Facts and Insights from the Book:

  • The Toyota Production System (TPS) is not just about manufacturing, but a holistic approach to business management that includes everyone from the CEO to the line worker.
  • TPS emphasizes the importance of eliminating waste (muda) in all forms, including overproduction, unnecessary transportation, and excess inventory.
  • The system employs several unique tools and techniques, such as the concept of 'just-in-time' production, where materials are only ordered and produced when they are needed.
  • TPS promotes a culture of continuous improvement (kaizen), where every employee is encouraged to suggest ways to improve the process.
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