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Takt TimeDaily production number required to meet orders in hand divided into the number of working hours in the day.
Target CostingA way of establishing a cost goal for a product or service in the design phase.
TebanareJapanese for ‘hands-free’. The goal of tebanare is to use low cost automation on manual machines to allow people to do work that is more valuable that only a person can do.
TeianA proposal, proposition, or suggestion. A teian system can be likened to a system which allows and encourages workers to actively propose process and product improvements.
Theory of Constraints (TOC)A management philosophy that stresses removal of constraints to increase throughput while decreasing inventory and operating expenses.
ThroughputThe rate the system generates money through sales.
Throughput TimeThe time required for a product to proceed from concept to launch, order to delivery, or raw materials into the hands of the customer.
Time BufferA key part of the TOC applications that protects against disruptions.
Time-Based StrategyDriving improvement activity through focus on time and its relation to quality, cost, delivery, safety and morale.
Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)Maximising equipment effectiveness and uptime throughout the entire life of the equipment.
Toyota Production System (TPS)A methodology that resulted from over 50 years of Kaizen at Toyota. TPS is built on a foundation of Levelling, with the supporting pillars of Just-in-Time and Jidoka.
Transition Tree (TrT)A TOC process used to construct the actions needed to achieve an intermediate objective.
TsurubeA way to keep product flow continuous even when there are interruptions such as outside processing or batch operations.
Two-Bin SystemAn example of both visual management and the pull system, whereby two bins or containers are used trigger reorder of parts or materials.

 

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