Lean Blog Audio — Toyota Was Helped, not Hampered, by TPS During the Pandemic

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A culture of learning makes the difference, not “low inventory”

Last year, I wrote a post that criticized those, including the Wall St Journal, who claimed that Toyota was “abandoning” the Toyota Production System or that strategically adding some inventory meant they were moving away from “Just in Time” approaches:

Toyota leaders, including my friend Jamie Bonini, were quoted in this new article by HBS professor Willy Shih in HBR:

What Really Makes Toyota’s Production System Resilient

Did TPS hurt Toyota during the pandemic?


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