There is a series of six videos on the Toyota Europe website titled “Your Toyota is My Toyota”. Team members from the Burnaston, UK factory explain their roles in building quality in to Toyota vehicles. Individuals from the assembly, R&D, quality assurance line, the paint shop, the press shop, and the qality function in the press shop each give us 2-minute glimpses inside a Toyota factory.
It’s fun to see how many “lean” examples you can spot in each video. Many are there for just a second or two in the background. In the opening scene of the assembly line “Bridie” video pictured above we can see an andon cord, the pitch lines and color-coded markings of the fixed position stop system, and much more.
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Many thanks to Patrick P for spotting and sharing this with us.