TMHE’s Toyota History – Taiichi Ohno, Inventor of the Toyota Production System (TPS)
The Toyota Production System (TPS) is an international role model for lean industries, and a distinctive Toyota feature. It is a landmark for outstanding quality and applies to all stages of the Toyota business.
Its inventor, Taiichi Ohno, was inspired by the way in which shelves were immediately replenished in the American supermarkets once the customers took what they needed. He applied and perfected the same principles in the warehouse.