Since the 80’s, the Japanese production techniques and philosophies spread among the Western manufacturing companies. This was possible because the Toyota Motor Company experience was indeed a success. The so-called “Toyota Production System” (TPS) seemed to be the “one best way” to manage a manufacturing production site.
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