Open Letter to a System Leader

Open Letter to a System CEO

Dear System CEO:

Firstly, let me paint a picture of your future System after implementing the expertise of the 6+ Sigma Toyota Production System. The advantages of a maniacal  focus on processes:

  • Everyone in the organization is directed toward success,

  • Your Organization focuses on the value produced,

  • Everyone on the service or product line becomes a quality inspector through the use of andon:

    1. Above all, andon is the stoppage of a process 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 technique that can decrease your costs,

  • All smaller but often purchased items can be put into a double bin methodology to decrease inventory costs and increase availability,

  • Seek System Perfection:

    1. At a rate of about 1 idea a month,
    2. All ideas are focused 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. Your culture changes to one of winning.
  • In addition, implement the Pull methodology wherever possible to increase process speed and minimize inventory waste,

  • Lean Six Sigma is implemented to:

    1. Subsequently, increase process velocity,
    2. Decrease process costs, and
    3. Consequently, increase process quality.
  • Report Success Metrics periodically to management, and

  • Finally, your organization no longer worries about the competition but welcomes them. Your System will get stronger year after year.

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

Sincerely,

Jim FitzGerald

Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

844-575-9210

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