Homework assignment 3
Read the case named Toyota as Number One, and respond to the following questions: 1. What are the basic principles of Toyota’s production system? To which areas of the organization do these principles apply?
Toyota’s production system is unique system of production vehicles developed by Toyota. Toyota’s production system’s goal is emphasizes on speed, efficiency, and quality. TPS has two basic principles: * Just in Time
* Jidoka / The human touch /
Just in time:
This system’s principle focused on to make only what is needed, when it is needed and in the quantity needed. Toyota doesn’t hold any extra parts inventory at the factory, which reduces factory size and cost. Therefor it will decrease the inventory carrying costs. Packaging is minimized, low part transportation costs, and the factory is kept neat and tidy. Jidoka:
Jidoka means human touch which is make perfect quality things, addressing problems. How works human touch if there is a problem during auto assembly, Toyota’s engineers on the line to find the problem. Jidoka and JIT are into all of the company’s production processes. 2. How is TPS interconnected with the culture at Toyota? Are TPS and Toyota’s culture interdependent? Could one exist without the other? Toyota has 14 cultures divided into 4 sections which is Long- Term Philosophy, The right process will produce the right results, add value to the organization by developing your people, and continuously solving root problems drives organizational learning. TPS interconnected with the some of the culture. TPS helps to produce perfect quality that provides the costumers satisfaction. Toyota provides cross functional teams to help suppliers discover and fix problems so that they can become a stronger, better supplier. TPS and the company’s culture are interdependent because the workers stability support TPS process and TPS supports Toyota’s goal. TPS designed is a tools...
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