A technology of comprehensive production management invented by the Japanese. The basic idea of this system is to maintain a continuous flow of products in factories in order to flexibly adapt to demand changes.
A manufacturing philosophy that shortens the time between customer order and shipment by eliminating waste.
Based on some of the first principles of Henry Ford, this describes the philosophies of one of the world’s most successful companies. The foundation of TPS is production smoothing, the supports are just-in-time and jidoka.