Toyota have developed a collection of processes and standards for use by their Information Systems department known as the Information Systems Methodology ISM and, within it, a further set of processes known as the Information Systems Project Methodology ISPM to manage both the software development lifecycle and the business processes which govern it. They have also chosen to implement an Agile methodology for software development and integration projects.
One question in particular came up a lot: I'll dive into that deeper topic this week in my usual way - describing what I learned and how I learned it. By the way, that's why I usually write these columns in the first person.
We all have unconscious biases in how we perceive and report. Writing in first person helps you, the reader, to see and judge my biases for yourself. Thanks, Mike, for reminding me to point that out.
Furthermore, I always try to make it obvious when I am providing facts versus interpretation or opinion. And to do justice to this important topic, this column is much longer than your typical web log.
So, consider yourself warned. Takaoka Plant outline, circa It has produced the Corolla since opening in Before I could help Toyota teach GM or anyone else, they had to teach me first.
So, starting in lateToyota put me to work at the headquarters and at the Takaoka Plant shown above, as it was inNUMMI's "mother plant" that produced the Corolla. I worked on all the major processes of a car assembly plant as illustrated in the simple graphic below, which they used to orient me to what I was about to experience.
Production flow of Takaoka Plant, circa Takaoka has often been called the most efficient auto assembly plant in the world.
NUMMI was also a chance to put an idle plant and workforce back to work. And, of perhaps lesser importance at the time, but still real, they had heard a little of Toyota's production system Len Ricard and a few others had looked closely at Isuzu, which had learned from Toyota.
This would be a chance to see it up close and personal, a chance to learn. On the other side of the fence, Toyota faced pressure to produce vehicles in the U.
It was late bringing production to the U. Honda and Nissan were already building cars in Ohio and Tennessee, respectively. They could have just chosen to go it alone, which would have been quicker and simpler. What better way than to get started with an existing plant, and with partners helping them navigate unfamiliar waters?
The workforce in those days had a horrible reputation, frequently going out on strike - even wildcat strikes - filing grievance after grievance, and even sabotaging quality. And, oh yes, the plant had produced some of the worst quality in the GM system.
And remember, this was the early s. So to be the worst in GM's system at that time meant you were very, very bad indeed. So, Toyota had many concerns about transplanting perhaps the most important aspect of its production system - its way of cultivating employee involvement—in getting started.
How could workers with such a bad reputation support us in building in quality?
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