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Toyota Production Systemnoun [S]

uk   us   ( abbreviation TPS) PRODUCTION, MANAGEMENT
a ​system for ​manufacturing, ​developed by Toyota® in Japan, ​based on leanmanufacturing (= ​avoidingwaste) and just-in-timeproduction (= where ​parts are ​delivered exactly when needed): Taiichi Ohno, the father of the Toyota ​Production System, was inspired by the modern ​grocerystore in the 1960s.
(Definition of Toyota Production System from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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