In 1910 Henry Ford laid the foundation of first highly organized assembly line system of automobile manufacturing.
He organized all the elements of a manufacturing system-- people, machines, tooling, and products-- and arranged them in a continuous system called conveyer system for manufacturing the Model-T automobile.
Ford was so incredibly successful he quickly became one of the world's richest men and put the world on wheels.
Ford Motor Company produced “A-Bomber an Hour” during WWII for USAF using the same concept.
The Allied victory and the massive quantities of material behind it (“A Bomber an Hour” success) caught the attention of Japanese industrialists.
Toyoda family were among those Japanese industrialists who were observing American industrial strength and wanted to emulate it by investing in Automotive Industry.
Toyoda Automatic Loom Company, under the encouragement of the Japanese government, which needed domestic vehicle production partly due to the worldwide money shortage and partly due to the war with China
The Toyota Motor Corporation was founded in September 1933 when Toyoda Automatic Loom created a new division devoted to the production of automobiles under the direction of the founder's son, Kiichiro Toyoda.
Toyota Production System Kiichiro Toyoda The first production model AA in 1936
At Toyota Motor Company, Taichii Ohno and Shigeo Shingo , are known as the brain behind transforming Ford production and other techniques into an approach called Toyota Production System or Lean Production System or Just-in-Time System.
Taichii Ohno was the Production Boss of Toyota Motor Corporation and Shigeo Shigo was industrial engineer and consultant of Toyota Motor Corporation.
Toyota Production System Taichii Ohno Shigeo Shingo
Toyota Production System Type of Part A B C D Machine (Lathing) 1 Machine (Milling) 2 Machine (Drilling) 3 Machine (Tapping) 4 One person handles one process, four machines Unfinished Parts Finished Products