You’ve probably heard of the Toyota Production System, maybe in a college course you took or while working in the manufacturing or material handling industry.
It’s a tried and true process developed from the philosophy of just-in-time production, an approach solidified by Toyota’s early founders. The Toyota Production System (often referred to as “TPS”) has benefited more than just Toyota’s automobile or material handling manufacturing facilities. TPS has found its way to hospitals to make healthcare safer and more efficient and to manufacturers of products outside of heavy machinery. TPS is world-renowned, and you may wonder how TPS can benefit your own facility.
The success of the Toyota Production System could not be achieved without one of its ultimate objectives: the total elimination of waste. Continue reading