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Assignment 3. Planning/Assessing Production for Toyota North America
Lexus RX 350, Successor in 2007 to the RX 330
Photo courtesy of Toyota Motor Company
Assignment Taskings
As part of a team, address Part 1 a and b of the following four exercises.
Exercise 1: Making a Critical Assessment of the Toyota Production System (TPS) Today
a. Demonstrate your basic understanding of the TPS by 1) defining in your own words any eight of the terms found at http://www.toyotageorgetown.com/terms.asp, and 2) applying them to one or more of your own companies or other organizations.
For example, Pokayoke can be defined as an approach to avoid production mistakes through use of devices that detect or prevent errors. At a software development
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You will use grid analysis, another important tool employed by operations managers, to support your recommendation.
a. List the factors your team considers key to the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC): The Lexus RX 330 Line North American plant location decision, identifying these factors as either exogenous or endogenous, weighting them using your team's best judgment (stating any relevant assumptions or constraints), and assigning two scores to each factor: one for production of the Lexus RX 330 at TMMC, and one for production at a Toyota factory in the USA.
b. Using the scores from your team's weighted scoring model and working with regard to Ringo Sho and Nemawashi, make and support your recommendation for the RX 330 North American plant location - TMMC or a factory in the USA.
Exercise 3: Recommending Production Capacity Needed at Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Canada (TMMC)
Decision trees are another important if challenging world-class operations management method which operations managers should understand and with which other managers should be familiar.
This exercise illustrates how through using a decision tree, determination of an "optimal" production capacity option can be made from among several possible capacity options based on the provided probable market demand and expected costs/payoffs of events that influence the options.
Your team must recommend the production capacity needed at TMMC, after being presented with a decision tree-based
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