Toyota Motor Manufacturing

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Case study : Toyota Motor ManufacturingWhat would you do to address the seat problem ? Where would you focus your attention andsolution efforts?As a Doug Friesen , I will learn all the situation from key people who are connected to assemblyline to supplier. I will spend more time with the managers of TMM and managers of KFS andreview Toyota Production System (TPS).I focus my attention on ‘Five Whys’ exercise which helps in identifying root cause.I would focuson establishing quality with the help of Andon Pulls. I called a meeting with group leaders totake preventive measure to stop the occurrence of the problem and the team leaders to respondrapidly.Major focus rely on the overflow parking area.What options exist? What would you recommend ? why ?There are many options like Andon pulls, Assembly operations, Production control, Qualitycontrol, purchasing with all these factors .We also have just-in-time, jidoka, Heijunka, Kanbancards, Replacement seat.I would recommend QUALITY CONTROL because the department of quality control alwaysseeked to attain goal by setting quality standards. Quality Control inspected vehicle as percustomer experience. Quality Control engineers are called by assembly group leader to solve outassembly control problems . QC provided quick feedback so that operations could flow easily tilfinal assembly. QC had a unique function i.e. proactive which helped in preventing problem inthe first occurrence.Quality control department coordinated with production control deptt. for the delivery ofmaterial on time and quality problem directly with suppliers of parts.Where,if at all,does the current routine for handling defective seats deviate from the principles ofthe Toyota production system?Toyota Production System had an intention to reduce cost by eliminating waste. TPS providedtwo principles to identifying what was waste in reality. Just-in-Time principles and Principle ofJidoka.These principles reflected two assumptions-Actual needs would differ from a production plan which were unpredictable, no matterhow it has been planned.Problems identified instantly on the shop floor which deviate planned operatingconditions.
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