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The Toyota Production System


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Question 1

Define the terms:

  • Lean manufacturing
  • Kanban

Question 2

Explain the difference between just-in-case and just-in-time methods of stock control.

Question 3

Examine the advantages and disadvantages of introducing a just-in-time (JIT) stock control system.

Question 4

To what extent will the introduction of a Kaizen system of continuous improvement within a firm ensure quality improvements?