The Toyota Production System’s way of manufacturing, which is sometimes referred to as a "lean manufacturing" or a "Just-in-Time (JIT) system," has come to be well-known and well-studied, worldwide.
The Toyota Production System (TPS)
was established based on three concepts:
, which can be loosely translated as "automation with a human touch.” Jidoka means when a problem occurs, the equipment stops immediately to prevent defective products from being produced. Jidoka began with the Type-G Toyoda Automatic Weaving Loom in 1924. The Type-G would stop as soon as it detected a broken thread, which prevented defective products.
means each process produces only what is needed by the next process in a continuous flow. Parts are delivered on-time, in real-time and only the parts needed for the current task.
, which can be translated into continuous improvement. Under Kaizen
, Toyota continually makes improvements to production and products.
Based on the basic philosophies of Jidoka, Just-in-Time and kaizen, the TPS process can efficiently and quickly produce forklifts of sound quality, by the order, to fully satisfy customized customer requirements.
Like U.S.-built forklifts, Toyota engines
, which are built in Japan, follow the same Toyota Production System concepts. Since 1956, Toyota has produced nearly 5 million industrial engines and over 15 million engines overall. The philosophy of Kaizen has influenced downsized displacement with equivalent output, higher fuel efficiency, cleaner emissions and a total reduction in engine size.
When you buy a Toyota, you are buying a product and components that were manufactured in a world-renowned system and to the highest quality standards
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