The Toyota Way Chapter 4 – The 14 Principles Of The Toyota Way

Toyota has based its efficient and effective production system on 14 management principles as described in ‘The Toyota Way’ book by Jeffrey K Liker. The two pillars of their lean system which support the principles of the Toyota Way are:- Continuous Improvement – challenge everything (create an atmosphere of continuous learning) Respect for people – […]

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The Toyota Way Chapter 3 – The Heart Of The Toyota Production System: Eliminating Waste

Toyota has based its efficient and effective production system on first developing the key elements and then practicing day in and day out on the shop floor. The  major wastes the Steel Efficiency Review™ is built on are explained in this chapter: Overproduction Waiting Unnecessary transport Overprocessing Excess Inventory  Unnecessary movement Defects and Unused employee […]

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How Does Under Performing Equipment Impact Your Business Bottom Line

A recent SER® consultation brought to light a very common problem. A problem so common in fact that many businesses find themselves becoming experts at predicting it and working around it. The problem is around under performing equipment. Due to high levels of breakdowns, our customers’ machines are not able to run at maximum rate […]

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