Definition of “Toyota Production System” - English Dictionary

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“Toyota Production System” in Business English

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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 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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)