Toyota Production System - Monitoring Construction Work Progress With Lean Principles

Bala S.K. Paladugu, David Grau

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Toyota Production System (TPS) is an advanced method of production design, control, and management originally conceived by the Toyota Motor Corporation. Improved quality, customer added value, waste elimination, and just-in-time or continuous improvement are the main traits of TPS. Many companies across distinct industries have supported and improved their production processes with TPS principles. This article presents a synopsis of TPS history, its theoretical foundation, and its impact across industry sectors, with a specific emphasis on lean construction - the TPS equivalent in the construction sector.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1-5
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780128131961
ISBN (Print)9780128131954
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Continuous improvement
  • Just-in-time
  • Lean
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Total production system
  • Toyota production system
  • Value
  • Waste

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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