Open Letter to a Business CEO

Business Chief Executive Officer

Dear Business CEO:

Let me paint a picture of your future organization after implementing the expertise of the Toyota Production System. The advantages of a maniacal  focus on processes:

  • Above all, everyone in the organization is directed towards success,

  • Subsequently, the Business Organization focuses on the value they produce,

  • Everyone on the service or product line becomes a quality inspector through use of andon:
    1. Use the andon method to stop the system when a defect is detected,
    2. Continuously remove defects,
    3. Toyota still receives about 800 andon stops per year per manufacturing plant,
    4. Toyota has a strategy to minimize the impact of stoppages.
  • Suppliers work to create a just-in-time system where they can to decrease your costs,
  • All smaller but often purchased items are put into a double bin system. This decreases inventory costs and increases availability,
  • Above all Seek Perfection:,
    1. Consequently, at a rate of about 1 idea a month,
    2. Focus ideas in a management defined direction,
    3. Toyota will not expand to a new plant unless they have a critical mass of employees that know this procedure,
    4. This is how come no competitor will ever catch Toyota, and
    5. Subsequently, your culture changes to one of winning.
  • Pull is implemented wherever possible to increase process speed and minimize inventory waste,
  • Above all, implement Lean Six Sigma to:
    1. Increase process velocity,
    2. Decrease process cost, and
    3. Increase process quality.
  • Report Success Metrics to management, and
  • Your organization no longer worries about the competition but welcomes them. Your System will get stronger year after year.

The Toyota Production System is a 6+ Sigma System and there’s no reason how come your Business Organization cannot strive for that level of performance. The above list is but a short summary of how your future Business Organization will function.

Sincerely,

Jim FitzGerald

Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

844-575-9210

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