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Opperation Management - Supply Chain Management

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Table of Contents

Introduction: 3

Company Overview: 4

Swot Analysis: 5

Lean Production: 6

Value Chain: Reducing Lead Time by Eliminating Waste 7

Toyota's Competitive Advantage: 9

Long term Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility : 10

Lean Quality Value Chain: 12

Conclusion: 15

Reference: 16

Appendix: 17

Appendix 1: The Seven Wastes in Manufacturing: 17

Table of Figure

Figure 1: Elements of Product Leadtime 7

Figure 2: Traditional vs. Lean Approaches 8

Figure 3: The Delivery Process Can Be Divided Into Three Flows 13

Figure 4: Integration of Part & Process Design and Planning Supersede Actions at the Integrator's Site, and Causes a Faster and Better Response to a Customer Order 14


As every organization strives to satisfy their customer needs, the optimisation of their supply chain management, which deals with the total flow of materials from supplier to end users (Jones and Riley, 1985), is an essential part of tapping the full potential of a business and their product or service. Given the demands of today's competitive and dynamic environment, it is quite challenging to understand strategic issues facing organizations and develop the capability for long term organizational success. This report aims to present a critically analysis of frameworks across organizations: lean manufacturing, Value Chain and long term sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Such critical evaluation includes identifying waste elimination and some implementation issues within organizations. Company is chosen TOYOTA due to The Toyota Production System (TPS) is an integrated socio-technical system, developed by Toyota, that comprises its management philosophy and practices. The TPS organizes manufacturing and logistics for the automobile manufacturer, including interaction with suppliers and customers. The system is a major precursor of the more generic "Lean manufacturing." Taiichi Ohno, Shigeo Shingo and Eiji Toyoda developed the system between 1948 and 1975.

Company Overview:

Toyota Motor Corporation, commonly known simply as Toyota and abbreviated as TMC, is a multinational automaker headquartered


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