Japanese Methodology

Lean Insights - Review the book "The Ten Commandments of Taiichi Ohno", By Yoshihito Wakamatsu

Over-production can lead to various wastes other than inventories. Increasing in-process stock, waste of movement and wastes of transportation all add up quickly. Truly value-added work comes from having just enough of the right material, at the right place, at the right time. This is what Toyota calls “just in time!”

LEAN MANAGEMENT - 14 principles of The Toyota Way

The Toyota Way is a set of principles and behaviors that underlie the Toyota Motor Corporation's managerial approach and production system. Toyota first summed up its philosophy, values and manufacturing ideals in 2001, calling it "The Toyota Way 2001". It consists of principles in two key areas: continuous improvement, and respect for people.