The Toyota Production System Case Study by Quality Writers

The Toyota Production System
This paper focuses on the difficulties inherent in the Toyota production system (TPS).
# 104276 | 1,012 words | 1 source | 2008 | US
Published on Jun 08, 2008 in Business (Companies) , Business (Applied Operations)

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The paper explains how the Toyota production system (TPS) works. The paper looks at the production difficulty regarding the seats in Camry models and how the inventory and supply system known as kanban contributes to the problem. The paper then explains the concept of kaizen that stresses the importance of even minute improvements in a process and shows how kaizen contributes to the solution. The paper includes a chart as an appendix.

TPS Overview & Problem Statement
Analysis & Observations

From the Paper:

"The Toyota Production System (TPS) is much more than a statistical quality program. Rather, TPS is a philosophical approach to production of a product or service that dramatically shifts an organization's concept of its product or service from a simple activity based production line to an organic system of processes that are all inter-related. This is apparent in the Georgetown plant where the production line employs the andon cord system which allows any production line employee to essentially stop production or initialize a coordinate group activity intended to prevent actual stoppage (Mishina & Takeda 5)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Mishina K. & Takeda K. (1995). Toyota Motor Manufacturing, U.S.A., Inc. Harvard Business School, 9-693-019.

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