Toyota Production System
INTEGRATED LOGISTICS SYSTEMS provides support with the introduction of production systems modelled on the structures of Toyota production systems. In this context, we not only pay attention to the methodical introduction of the production system, but also focus on the importance and approach of the continuous improvement process (CIP), meaning real continuous improvement towards an ideal state. You can only reach a top position in productivity comparisons through continuous and systematic process optimisation, through problem detection and problem solving that are integrated into day-to-day operations. At close inspection, you realise that continuous improvement can be seen in most operations at Toyota, while it still appears to be absent in most European companies.
|Picture: Process optimisation => one-piece flow
The technical orientation and the practical experience of our consultas set us apart from other consultancies in the implementation phase, where the existing potential is realised. Small, simple measures often have a large impact. It is important that the continuous improvement measures involve the people in a company. The CIP frame of mind supported by the management must be transmitted to the company’s employees. We support our customers in creating the right climate, in providing the conditions for the successful life of a production system.
Only when problems are uncovered can improvement happen. If everything appears to be running smoothly, this is not helpful, because the problems remain hidden, and there is therefore little opportunity for improvement. INTEGRATED LOGISTICS SYSTEMS uncovers the problems existing in the company through a systematic examination of the processes. We provide guidance to the company’s employees with eliminating the problems and train them in performing independent problem analysis.
The acting of management and employees must at all times follow the maxim:
"If you no longer have a problem, then that is a problem."
Elements of the TPS:
1. Aim: the continuous improvement of all processes
2. Strategy: elimination of waste in all processes
- Synchronisation of the processes
- Standardisation of the processes
- Prevention of errors with respect to product and process
- Improvement of the production plant
- Skill up the workforce