An acronym for New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. It was a car plant in Fremont California that might have saved the U.S. car industry. In 1984, General Motors and Toyota opened NUMMI as a joint venture. This became the first application of the Toyota Production System by Toyota with its affiliated suppliers in the US.
It was a success, as the worst performing GM facility became the best performing facility even with the same workers, but with a new management system and philosophy. It proved that the secrets of TPS could be successful outside of Japan, using American workers.
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- The History of Kanban– creativesafetypublishing.com
- “Lean” 25 Years Later– lean-news.com
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- What is Kaizen?– iecieeechallenge.org
- Understanding The Kaizen Philosophy– kaizen-news.com
- Mass Production & Lean: What’s the difference?– blog.5stoday.com
- Just-in-Time Production: Just the Basics– jakegoeslean.com