Lean And Lean Case Study

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The basic concepts involved in lean and lean manufacturing was originated from The Toyota, one of the Japanese automaker in the global competition since decades. In 1988, Taiichi Ohno brought the lean concept into operation for the first time at Toyota and called it as Toyota Production System (TPS), to overcome economic crisis due to World War II. TPS was mainly developed to flourish with minimum resources. Owing to the immense shortages of material, human and financial resources, TPS had no other option but to choose the waste reduction policy to cut down the costs at the shop floor. Even in the hard economic crisis, Toyota sustained and was successful because of its higher efficiency in operation and improved production system. In the meantime, inadequacy of the resources which was at first an obstacle to the company transformed into an opportunity to establish Toyota as a world class car manufacturer. ‘Lean’ approach was slowly applied in many manufacturing and management floors over the last few decades.…show more content…
Ultimately, by progressively improving manufacturing processes through the exclusion of waste, higher value is generated for the customer as the quality is improved and costs are decreased. These principles include: Pull processing, continuous improvement, waste elimination, flexibility, perfect quality, Load levelling, cultivating long term relationship with suppliers, Automation, Production flow and Visual control. Lean manufacturing also emphasizes on elimination of the seven kinds of wastes from the production activities, these wastes includes transportation or conveyance wastes, overproduction, incorrect processing, excess motion, waiting, inventory, wastes due to defects. Thus today’s Toyota is a result of need impelled learning to overcome the issues within its own production

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