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Case
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Reference no. 602-060-1
Authors: A Mukund; K Subhadra
Published by: IBS Center for Management Research
Published in: 2002
Length: 13 pages
Data source: Published sources

Abstract

The case looks at how Kaizen was adopted by Toyota Motor Corporation to improve productivity and efficiency in its production systems. The case examines in detail the labour crisis faced by Toyota in the early 1990s and how the company used Kaizen to modify its assembly line and wage systems in order to make them human friendly. The case also details the concept of Kaizen and the pre-requisites for its successful implementation in an organisation.

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for postgraduate courses.
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Industry:
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Large
Other setting(s):
1990s to 2001

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Abstract

The case looks at how Kaizen was adopted by Toyota Motor Corporation to improve productivity and efficiency in its production systems. The case examines in detail the labour crisis faced by Toyota in the early 1990s and how the company used Kaizen to modify its assembly line and wage systems in order to make them human friendly. The case also details the concept of Kaizen and the pre-requisites for its successful implementation in an organisation.

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for postgraduate courses.

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Location:
Industry:
Size:
Large
Other setting(s):
1990s to 2001

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