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In 1950, Kiichiro Toyoda traveled to the United States for the commercialization of his power looms.. There, he was impressed by the number of cars in circulation, so much that on his return to Japan, he decided to jump in the automotive market and created the Toyota Motors division with a clear objective: 3 years to catch up the american car industry.
The challenge was impressive, especially because Japan is not adapted to the Henry Ford approach (little space: avoid stocks and wastes).
What appeared to be constraints for Toyota turned to be the origin of a new methodology of production: the Toyota Production System, basis of the Lean management that we know today.
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