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“Lean” is the nickname of Toyota Production System. This system is developed and refined since more than one century. It is adapted perfectly to Toyota, but is not a “solution” in oneself, nor for all kinds of manufacturing problems. What is essential in this “system”, it is that it is a “machine” to develop people, to make reflect, to make effective decisions, and to make act without delay. This system (re)lies on a "Thinking".(Read Taiichi OHNO).

On line information from TOYOTA head office.

- We advise you: “special reports”, “message from top management”, the “guiding principles”, “environmental and social reports”, (recently renamed : sustainability reports) which are sources of ideal information for a benchmark and towards an ideal to be reached.

- The Toyota joint-venture - GM in 1984 gave birth to “NUMMI plant” in the USA.

- Another site of TOYOTA production in Kentucky, 360° photographs and videos explanatory of the famous T.P.S. which makes it possible in 20 hours to transform a steel reel into a car configured for a customer.

- For the pure and hard French-speaking people, thank our “cousins” for giving you their explanations in French
(But you can also have it in English).

- For (almost) any knowledge on research of TOYOTA, the publications of their research’s site.

- Toyota trains its “partners” and other manufacturers in the USA with a specialized organization : TSSC

- TOYOTA Europe.

- Toyota motor industries in Poland. (in Polish…)

- TOYOTA forklifts Europe. A plant paced by an Andon Board.

- TOYODA Machinery USA.

- TOYOTA industries.

- TOYOTA Turkey.
Excellent synthesis of TOYOTA Way and TOYOTA Production System .

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Friday 16 February 2007 by emmanuel
You’ll find here some links to articles about Toyota best practices. Management at TOYOTA People development and training by actual problem solving. What is a problem, and how to cure it. Lessons learned by the plant manager from the indiana (obligatory free (...)


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