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NHS Institute visit Toyota (2006)

We have produced a short report (short report396.31 KB) which describes our observations of the factory and how lean concepts and tools are used to improve processes and systems.

In 2010 Toyota is expected to become the world’s leading producer of motor vehicles, overtaking General Motors and Ford. Toyota is a world class producer in its field and has a history of being innovative and developing new products. It has a reputation for excellence in quality, cost reduction and exceeding customers’ expectations.

Toyota designed a specific NHS day to meet the demand from NHS organisations.

In the NHS we need to improve productivity, reduce waste and lower costs. This visit was arranged to learn from Toyota’s expertise and experience, provide inspiration for what is possible in healthcare and to motivate the NHS to find out more about the philosophy that has made them so successful.

About 40 staff from the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust, Guys and St Thomas’s NHS Trust, Hereford Hospitals NHS Trust and Staffordshire and Shropshire procurement (part of the Strategic Health Authority) took part in the visit.

In the NHS we need to improve productivity, reduce waste and lower costs. This visit was arranged to learn from Toyota’s expertise and experience, provide inspiration for what is possible in healthcare and to motivate the NHS to find out more about the philosophy that has made them so successful.

Did you know?

Click here to go to free resources from Toyota that will help you understand how Toyota operates and their philosophy.


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