The key to successful automation is standardised lean processes. Automating an unstable process filled with waste is unlikely to lead to the projected performance increase. We at Toyota Material Handling have worked to make our processes lean and gradually implemented automation, supporting our manufacturing strategy with great results. Our automation initiatives are now targeting logistics processes, striving towards fulfilling the Toyota Production System vision of continuous one-piece flow, on demand.
Get inspired by how we at the source of lean thinking manage our processes to achieve enduring and continuously improving process performance. During the last 10-15 years, our Toyota Material Handling factories in Europe have made a total lean transformation with the support from Toyota Japan. Come and listen to which key success factors to focus on when taking on a lean transformation and what results they can bring.
Toyotas concepts for continuous improvements are numerous and integrated into most processes. In this presentation you will learn how Quality Control Circles (QCC) & JISHUKEN activities support the realization of the Toyota Way. QCC is the bottom up improvement concept where the working groups choose their own topics/problems to improve and the JISHUKEN method uses the hoshin breakthrough objectives as the guide on where to apply. Both methods deliver remarkable KPI results as well as realizing the main target of TPS, Human capital development.
In this case study Stefano will talk about how to keep sites up and running during transformation, and how predictive maintenance can help improve productivity. What other forms of predictive maintenance can be used to reduce downtime? Stefano will also talk about the future of self-healing productive sites.