The Toyota Production System ( Tps )

1230 Words Nov 22nd, 2016 5 Pages
The Toyota Way established and released on October 30, 1935 founded by Sakichi Toyoda is embedded in the guiding principles. Over time it was shaped and molded into a viable method to meet business requirements. Toyota’s objective is to achieve and maintain high quality, affordable vehicles that leads in reliability, functionality and resilience. The Toyota Production System was built on two concepts: “jidoka”, meaning that when a problem is identified, the equipment stops immediately, preventing defective products from being produced and the secondly “Just-in-time”, meaning the process produces only what is needed by the next process. This entire process is driven by the idea of “Continuous Improvement” (TPS Concept, 2016). One crucial principle of the 14 Principles defined by the Toyota Way philosophy is Principle 5 – Build a culture of stopping to fix problems, to get quality right the first time. The Toyota Production System (TPS) is an important part within the Total Quality Management (TQM) to ensure the sustainability of success for the Toyota brand, quality and safety of its products. The failure to adhere to this principle played a major role in what was deemed the darkest years of Toyota known as the “Sudden Unintentional Acceleration Crisis”.
Problem Statement The failure to adhere to the 14 principles of the Toyota way, specifically Section II, principle 5 “Build a culture of stopping to fix problems, to get quality right the first time” within the Toyota…
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