Have you ever heard about the Toyota way or “the Toyota way 2001.” It is set of some principles and behaviors that Toyota introduces to underline the production system and managerial approach. These all principles are specially designed to ensure reliability and quality. Toyota is an excellent motor corporation that is manufacturing high-quality motors vehicles as compared to other competitors. The Toyota way explains the philosophy behind Toyota reputation due to management and business principles.
The Toyota way principles:
The Toyota way offers 14 principles categorize in four sections. The Toyota principles are the following:
- Management policy should base on long-term philosophy to attract buyers.
- Always use the right and continuous system to produce the right results and to solve the problems.
iii. Avoid over-production and over-use of material.
- To Care about people and equipment and minimize the workload.
- Anyone in Toyota can stop the working to address the problem and ensure the quality work.
- Empowerment of employees for continuous improvement.
vii. A 5S program that includes sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, Sustain.
viii. Use reliable and tested technology.
- Employees should understand the philosophy, work, and technology.
- Hire those who can follow Toyota’s philosophy.
- Keep a good attitude with suppliers as well.
xii. Check and balance on working
xiii. Do not make hurry in taking decisions
xiv. Be a learning organization, listen to critics, and improve yourself.
Toyota’s six rules:
Toyota prepares six rules for in time and effective manufacturing called “Kanban.” Kanban is a Japanese word means visual card.
- Defected products will never pass further for the process.
- The movement of material is made only with Kanban but not without it.
- Just take those items, which are needed.
- Stabilize the procedure to limit the pending requests.
- Always mentioned that the specific item is requested.
- The supplier should provide material that is required to prevent wastage.
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