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The Toyota Way by Jeffrey Liker

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Chapter 8Principle 2: Create Continuous Process Flow to Bring Problems to the Surface

If some problem occurs in one-piece flow manufacturing then the whole production line stops. In this sense it is a very bad system of manufacturing. But when production stops everyone is forced to solve the problem immediately. So team members have to think, and through thinking team members grow and become better team members and people.

—Teruyuki Minoura, former President,Toyota Motor Manufacturing, North America

 

Toyota leaders truly believe that if they create the right process the results will follow. In this chapter we begin looking at the first of seven of the 14 Toyota Way principles that are part of the second broad category, The Right Process Will ...

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