Thursday, August 22, 2019

Don't Learn Lean from an LSS Green Belt?

Posted on LinkedIn by somebody with a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.... it's not her fault if she wasn't taught correctly about the Toyota Production System and Lean.

My thoughts:

To label the Toyota Production System as an “efficiency” system is inaccurate. TPS is about flow (which is not the same as “efficiency”) and quality at the source.

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  1. Toyota system is basically about cost reduction that is efficiency improvement. The pioneering route championed by Toyota is elimination of temporary delays and storage/inventory requirement. Quality at the source is part of that inventory elimination strategy. Toyota - Industrial Engineering Activities and Jobs

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    1. No... check out the Toyota website on TPS. It's about quality as much as it is about efficiency or flow.

      https://global.toyota/en/company/vision-and-philosophy/production-system/

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