Toyota is a Six Sigma company. Toyota:
- has Profound Knowledge of every process in the company,
- competes by maximizing Operational Excellence,
- 10 of 15 cars held for 15 years by the original owner were Toyota’s,
- Decreases Supplier cost year over year
Lean Six Sigma is part of the Toyota Production System (TPS) but, TPS is so much more than Lean Six Sigma. TPS is a complete system that engulfs the company, its suppliers, and its customers. You can approach TPS utilizing Lean Six Sigma but alone, it will not get you all the way there.
- Determine and Publicize Roles and Responsibilities for ALL employees
- Define Value – what adds value to the customer and what doesn’t
- Map the Value Stream – this gives you a view from customer order to delivery
- Flow Where You Can, Pull Where You Must -Flow is the goal. It means that product travels from station to station without hesitation. Pull is driven from a customer order and replaces Push which is much less efficient.
- Perfection or Continuous Improvement – now that you are optimized, use Improvement Kata to continuously improve by averaging 132 ideas per person per year.
Build Your Production System Using the Tools of Toyota
Become a Six Sigma company with Profound Knowledge of your processes. Applies to:
The best businesses excel by focusing on Operational Excellence, Customer Intimacy, or Innovation. The greatest companies focus on two or three.
Manufacturing Greatness requires a constant march upward of Sigma Improvement
What businesses call fat is what Lean Six Sigma calls waste, and businesses are full of it. If you operate like Toyota, you constantly get rid of fat.
Healthcare is complex and slow to change in an environment of rapid change, Pandemics and future radical changes such as Single-Payer. Healthcare must become agile and lean to survive. Lean Six Sigma and the Tools of the Toyota Production System can lead you into the future.
Single Payer Hospital’s and Strategies & Goals:
Single Payer Hospital Study:
Continuous Improvement. Applying 11 Ideas/Person/Year to Your System.
This Continuous Improvement Methodology directs 100% of change to a Business Vision or Challenge. Utilize the full power of your employees intellect.
The hallmarks of great businesses: