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Toyota Production System

noun [S]
 
 
( abbreviation TPS) PRODUCTION, MANAGEMENT
a system for manufacturing, developed by Toyota® in Japan, based on lean manufacturing (= avoiding waste) and just-in-time production (= where parts are delivered exactly when needed): Taiichi Ohno, the father of the Toyota Production System, was inspired by the modern grocery store in the 1960s.
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