Read the article “Decoding the DNA of the Toyota Production System” and answer the question below.
The three pillars of Toyota Production System (TPS) are (1) Continuous improvement; (2) Employee empowerment (respect for people); and (3) Standardization / Standard work practices.
Based on the article, explain how these three practices are operationalized (i.e. put into practice) at Toyota?
Your response has to be comprehensive. One line responses for each will not suffice.
You should not be copying and pasting sentences from the article. Understand the concepts from the article and provide responses in your own words.
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Explanation & Answer
RUNNING HEAD: TOYOTA PRODUCTION SYSTEM
THE TOYOTA PRODUCTION SYSTEM
The TPS remains a great mystery to both people and other automobile manufacturers on how
they run their systems and it has been researched numerously. The major pillars of its success are
three among others and they are;
1. Continuous Improvement
Under the improvement docket, the TPS first and most important step is to identify the problem
affecting it. It is well known that for one to improve, then you must first tackle the problem
preventing your utmost success. The system therefore stipulated their rule that states that “any
improvement to production activities, to connections between workers or machines is mandatory
to follow and be in accordance with the scientific method and be...
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