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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.
(Definition of Toyota Production System noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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