systematically on the shop floor as plants practicing JIT and Jidoka were prone

Systematically on the shop floor as plants practicing

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systematically on the shop floor, as plants practicing JIT and Jidoka were prone to shutdowns Toyota’s corporate slogan “ Good Thinking, Good Products” was enforced with senior manager coaching and internal trainings – Five Whys and Kaizen were proactively perused to continually develop the TPS
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The Problem Rise in number of Camry’s with defective seats, leading to reduced run ration at TMM Georgetown Plant in 1992 1992 Toyota Camry 1992 Toyota Camry Wagon
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The Seat Camry seats have 5 parts Front right seat Front left seat Rear bench Rear backrest Rear Side bolsters Seat- a very critical part Soft part prone to damages-require special handling Bulkiest of all parts Related to cars crash performance Prime customer touch point Costliest of all purchased parts
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Current Senario Seat is supplied by Kentucky Framed Seats (KFS) who is the sole supplier Operation mechanism- sequential pull TMM is facing issues with seat supply for the Camry from 1992 Major issues observed: part quality issues Missing child parts etc Part not working Reason for issue- product proliferation Increased color and seat styles in Camry sedan, Introduction of Camry wagon & export models Seat sets need to match the car in sequence Sequential pull –(57 sec cycle time); minimal response time Heijunka -more frequent changes in variation setup Suppliers also operate under JIT.
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  • Toyota Production System, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, toyota production, Toyota Camry, Toyota Camry Wagon

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