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Posts Tagged ‘Toyota’

Building Cultural Acceptance Key to Lean Transformation

When it comes to Lean, the difference between success and failure is in cultural acceptance and the ability of an organization to accept change -- not just Lean change, but change in general.

Continuous Vs. Breakthrough Improvement

Bharat Gears Limited, an Indian company, with the help of Toyota, is using a concept called “Step-Up” to meet the quality levels of the rest of the world.

Healthcare Futurist Flower Touts Six Sigma Methods for Hospitals

In order to increase organization and efficiency at hospitals, administrators should employ management tools such as the Toyota Production System, said healthcare futurist Joe Flower, who works with clients ranging from World Health Organization to Global Business Network.

Heijunka: The Art of Leveling Production

When implemented correctly, heijunka elegantly – and without haste – helps organizations meet demand while reducing while reducing wastes in production and interpersonal processes.

Hoshin Planning: Making the Strategic Plan Work

Interest in using in Hoshin planning, which focuses on achieving a vital annual stretch goal, appears to be growing. And as more large businesses use Hoshin, it is almost certain that they will pressure suppliers in their supply chain to also adopt it.

Lean Manufacturing: Adapting as Important as Adopting

Lean manufacturing is wonderful when deployed properly and a nightmare when it is not. Well-deployed, Lean can increase efficiency and have other desirable outcomes. Improperly applied, Lean can cause quality problems and troubles for top management.

Lean Operations Allow for Consolidation at Vending Machine Plant

Crane Merchandising Systems, one of the world’s largest suppliers of vending machines and vending payment systems, has employed Lean techniques to consolidate two of its manufacturing operations into a single facility in Williston, S.C., USA.

Quality Industry Rallies Around ‘Toyota Way’

Members of the process improvement community have been quick to defend the vaunted Toyota Production System for which the motor vehicle company is so well known in the Six Sigma industry.

Three Lean Expert Authors Win Shingo Prize

Writers Steven E. Hoeft, Steven C. Bell and Michael Orzen have all been named winners of the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence, Research, and Professional Publication, which is bestowed on authors who advance the Lean body of knowledge into new areas and promote a broad understanding of operational excellence.

Toyota Program Offers TPS Expertise to Schools, Hospitals, Non-profits

At the recent Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Chicago, Toyota Motor Corp. announced the launch of a program that will teach its Lean-based Toyota Production System (TPS) guidelines to schools, hospitals and non-profits across the United States.

Toyota, AkzoNobel Create Process Improvement Program for Collision Repair

AkzoNobel Car Refinishes Americas and Toyota Motor Sales, USA, have agreed to combine experience and resources surrounding process improvement methods for collision repair operations, resulting in the Toyota Production System for Collision (TPS-C).

Zenjidoka: Take Six Sigma to New Heights by Uplifting the Expertise of People

“Before cars, make people.” – Eiji Toyoda, former chairman of Toyota.

Jidoka is one of the core principles of the Toyota Production System, one that empowers production workers to stop the assembly line and solve problems at the moment they occur. Jidoka integrates the two guiding pillars of the Toyota Way, “Continuous Improvement” and “Respect for People.”



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