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Toyota Production System (TPS) - Integrated Socio-Technical Model

Learn about how the Toyota Production System is an integrated socio-technical system in this free online course.

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This free online Toyota Production System (TPS) course focuses on the integrated socio-technical model. You will study the essential elements of the Toyota Production System (TPS) which is based on fundamental management principles and basic lean manufacturing concepts. You will learn all the basic terminologies related to TPS, the guiding principles of the TPS, and Toyota's approach towards its operations management.
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

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This free online Toyota Production System (TPS) course provides a comprehensive guide to the history, terms, principles and operations of TPS. The course begins by introducing you to the history of TPS as well as the important TPS champions who contributed to its development. You will learn about the key terminologies related to lean manufacturing and TPS, and will also be shown how to recognize different types of wastes and how these can be minimized and eventually removed from the value stream of a product or service.

Next, you will learn how companies can implement TPS through the fourteen guiding principles, and how inculcating those in an organization's culture will help companies move forward and continuously improve. You will also be introduced to the various principles of TPS under different themes and their importance. 

This course will be of great help to industrial professionals looking to implement Toyota Production System. It will also help middle management to understand the cutural issues for a TPS and why an organizations should look for long-term goals and sometimes forego short-term benefits. So why wait? Start the course now and learn the essential elements of the Toyota Production System (TPS).

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the history of Toyota Production System (TPS)
  • Identify the historical context in which TPS evolved
  • Examine the approach of Just-in-Time manufacturing
  • Explain the fundamental terminologies related to TPS
  • List the different types of wastages relevant to TPS
  • Recognize the importance of the 5S Program in TPS
  • Discuss how companies can adopt TPS by incorporating respect of people and focus on processes
  • Discuss how the four basic themes of TPS principles are relevant to any company
  • Determine the fourteen TPS principles and their significance for implementation
  • Define the meaning of the term "TPS house"
  • Describe the different Operations Management approach adopted by Toyota Corporation
  • Discuss how three enemies of Lean can be dealt well through TPS


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