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(The Drive)   In the midst of the 2008 financial crisis, Toyota actually lost money. To prevent that from happening again, they've been rethinking car manufacturing. Behold: Toyota Production 2.0, the flexible factory, literally capable of being stretched & bent   (thedrive.com) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Assembly line, Automobile, Factory, Production line, Ford's assembly line, Takaoka plant, Mass production, car factory of the future  
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1218 clicks; posted to Business » on 15 Mar 2019 at 1:35 PM (6 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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6 days ago  
I think the 2+ years of recalls Toyota had to issue during that time might have slightly been a contributing factor there...
 
6 days ago  
TPS is decent for manufacturing, but the obsession with using it in professional settings has got to stop.
 
6 days ago  
Buy a car from another company if they don't have enough of the one you want. I think that's in Lao Tsu somewhere.
 
6 days ago  
Not going to write it off, because there seems to be obvious benefits.  At the same time, from the first photo on, all I kept thinking was "You've got to have a LOT of extra floor space to make this work", then sure enough, half way down:

As long as you have the floor space, you can extend the line, and ramp your production over the weekend.

Most businesses try to minimize waste space due to having to pay per sq ft to lease.  I can't think of too many places that have this kind of floor plan available to implement this without moving.
 
6 days ago  
How long do they have to spend teaching the line workers the new standard work whenever the drastically change the line
 
6 days ago  

Saiga410: How long do they have to spend teaching the line workers the new standard work whenever the drastically change the line


Hopefully, enough. Old Detroit automakers radically changed models each year, trim options, etc, and allowed buyer spec builds. It sounded like chaos to me for workers.
 
6 days ago  

Driedsponge: Not going to write it off, because there seems to be obvious benefits.  At the same time, from the first photo on, all I kept thinking was "You've got to have a LOT of extra floor space to make this work", then sure enough, half way down:

As long as you have the floor space, you can extend the line, and ramp your production over the weekend.

Most businesses try to minimize waste space due to having to pay per sq ft to lease.  I can't think of too many places that have this kind of floor plan available to implement this without moving.


When you set up your factory, you put it out where the land is cheap. Drive 30 minutes out of town and you'll see miles of potential places for a mile-long factory.
 
6 days ago  
Well crap.  This made me take a look and see if there have been any updates to the game Production Line since I played it last.  There have been many.  It's actually graduated from early access since my last play.  Guess I know how I'll be wasting my weekend...
 
6 days ago  

WelldeadLink: Driedsponge: Not going to write it off, because there seems to be obvious benefits.  At the same time, from the first photo on, all I kept thinking was "You've got to have a LOT of extra floor space to make this work", then sure enough, half way down:

As long as you have the floor space, you can extend the line, and ramp your production over the weekend.

Most businesses try to minimize waste space due to having to pay per sq ft to lease.  I can't think of too many places that have this kind of floor plan available to implement this without moving.

When you set up your factory, you put it out where the land is cheap. Drive 30 minutes out of town and you'll see miles of potential places for a mile-long factory.


Like Hyundai did in Alabama. Bought swamp and farmland.
 
6 days ago  

WelldeadLink: Driedsponge: Not going to write it off, because there seems to be obvious benefits.  At the same time, from the first photo on, all I kept thinking was "You've got to have a LOT of extra floor space to make this work", then sure enough, half way down:

As long as you have the floor space, you can extend the line, and ramp your production over the weekend.

Most businesses try to minimize waste space due to having to pay per sq ft to lease.  I can't think of too many places that have this kind of floor plan available to implement this without moving.

When you set up your factory, you put it out where the land is cheap. Drive 30 minutes out of town and you'll see miles of potential places for a mile-long factory.


Hence the "without moving" part of my statement.
 
6 days ago  

Peter Weyland: TPS is decent for manufacturing, but the obsession with using it in professional settings has got to stop.


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