toyota lean application 1

Resources: Ch. 6 and 16 of Operations Management

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Explore TPS (Toyota Production System) located under the Operations tab (upper left page).

Answer the following short answer questions in at least 300 words each:

  • What is the definition offered for kaizen? How do Toyota and its employees benefit from kaizen?
  • Compare the principles of Six Sigma (Week 2, Ch. 6) with Lean (this week, Ch. 16) as it relates to TPS.

Use specific examples from TPS as seen in the video.

Cite academic resources you may have used and format your answers consistent with APA guidelines.

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