Toyota Motor Corporation: From lean production to the new TNGA platform

Toyota Motor Corporation: From lean production to the new TNGA platform

Code: ML-ML00019-042 | Published: Oct-2015 | Pages: 24 | MarketLine
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Toyota is famous for developing lean production - a system of manufacturing methods aimed at reducing waste. This system has been hugely successful for Toyota and has enabled the company to become the worlds leading vehicle manufacturer. Following the global financial crisis, the company began a process of adopting a new global architecture that will vastly change the basis of its production.

Key Findings
- Learn about how car manufacturers deal with uncertainty through market knowledge and efficient manufacturing.
- Explore Toyotas position in the global market in relation to its competitors and global production volumes.
- In-depth analysis of Toyotas lean production system, including analysis of each specific method, such as Kaizen and Kanban.
- A detailed review of the Toyota New Global Architecture - a modular system of automotive manufacturing.

Reasons To Buy
How do automotive manufacturing companies deal with uncertain market conditions?
What is lean production and how has it been adopted by Toyota?
What is Toyotas new approach to manufacturing and how has it been designed to be even more efficient and responsive?

Table of Contents

Accurate market knowledge gives competitive advantage
Current state of the market hints at global growth in supply and demand
Rivalry amongst major players is intense
Contemporary forecasting methods increase confidence in uncertainty avoidance
Ultra-efficient manufacturing and the avoidance of prediction
Evolving manufacturing practices target rapid and reliable, flexible production
Toyota production system radically changed manufacturing
Just-in-Time saves space, time and money in inventory process
Kanban signals ensure accurate component delivery and efficient production
Jidoka acts as over-arching system of machine-driven quality control
Kaizen sharpens continuous improvement throughout manufacture
Disadvantages start to weigh down on much replicated system
Vehicle recalls shed new light on supposedly error-free manufacturing
Currency fluctuations and economic uncertainty danger to sustainable production
Building a sustainable and flexible system to stay ahead
Flexibility through rigidity - modular systems form the basis of the new TPS
Fundamental advances in TPS crucial to future production
Financial benefits start to shine through
Grasping at freedom in a corporate culture of rules and order
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