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Fixing Toyota: Quality Is Hard—Lean Is Much Harder

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A closer look at Toyota’s quality and lean manufacturing problems–and the powerful lessons and warnings they represent.

In the general and business press, Toyota’s quality issues are just that: quality issues. The industrial community wonders if there might be more to it: whether Toyota’s namesake production system (TPS), also called lean manufacturing or just-in-time production (JIT), has been sullied. To see why this is a concern, consider the primary objective of the Toyota system/lean/JIT…