The "Toyota Production System" (TPS) is a Lean approach to manufacturing, pioneered by Taiichi Ohno, that focuses on eliminating waste to make the process of producing a car more efficient. The principles employed by TPS can be applied to many industries, software development being a prime example.
- The ability to stop production lines.
- What is needed, when it is needed.
- The concept of continuous improvement.
- Non-value added. Muda is translated as waste.
There are many other principles, defined here.