Problem-solving is perhaps the most import part of lean manufacturing and total quality management. Even the most minimal problems can lead to excess costs and ineffiency. Toyota’s 8-Step Method gives guidelines on how to solve a problem from the root of the cause, and implement solutions for long-term improvement.
Ideally, these problems are identified and solved by the employees themselves.
Lean Manufacturing in a nutshell
Toyota Production System (TPS)
The Toyota Way
Toyota’s Core Principles: ‘Total Participation’ & ‘Employee Engagement’
Toyota’s Core Pinciples: Customer First
Toyota’s Core Principles: Kaizen
The Toyota Way: Interview with Quality Engineer
Think lean, like Toyota: A3, PDCA & Problem-Solving
Toyota’s Quality Tool: 5S