Toyota Production System

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TPS  is a system developed by Toyota automotive manufacturer to efficiently organize manufacturing and logistics, including the interaction with suppliers and customers, to minimize cost and waste. The system is also known by the more generic “lean manufacturing” and “just-in-time production” terms. The system was originally developed beginning in 1948, with major influences from Taiichi Ohno, Eiji Toyoda, Henry Ford, and Dr. W. Edwards Deming.

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