Open Letter to a Business CEO

Business Chief Executive Officer

Dear Business CEO:

Some Benefits of the Toyota Production System

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 toward success,
  • Subsequently, the Business System focuses on the value produced,
  • $280,000 net income per employee, and
  • A winning culture.
Seek Perfection:
  1. Seek Perfection:
    1. Consequently, improve at a rate of 11 ideas per employee per year,
    2. All ideas are directed 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.
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  • Everyone on the service or product line becomes a quality inspector through the use of andon:
    1. Use the andon method to stop the system when a defect is detected,,
    1. Toyota still receives about 800 andon stops per year per manufacturing plant,
    2. Toyota has a strategy to minimize the impact of stoppages.
  • Suppliers work to create a Just-in-Time system where they can decrease your costs,
  • All smaller but often purchased items are put into a double bin system. This decreases inventory costs and increases availability,
  • 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 costs, 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.
In Summary

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. This will position you to receive a Malcolm Baldrige Award (indicating the realization of Operational Excellence, a competitive advantage). The above list is but a short summary of how your future Business Organization will function. The time to start is now.

Sincerely,

Jim FitzGerald

Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

844-575-9210

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