Toyota Production System


Prof. Rajat Agrawal

IIT Roorkee

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Manufacturing is one of the important activity for wealth generation. Countries like China, Thailand, Vietnam etc are creating an enabling environment for developing these nations as major industrial ones. Therefore, there is an increasing interest in manufacturing activities. Toyota car company at Japan is a very interesting case study to learn many things to make manufacturing competitive. Toyota consistently raises the bar for manufacturing, product development, and process excellence. The result is an amazing business success story: steadily taking market share from price cutting competitors, earning far more profit than any other automaker, and winning the praise of business leaders worldwide.
The proposed course will discuss various aspects of Toyota’s approach and will also focus to achieve sustainability through excellence in operations


  1. Industry people who wants to use “operations” for competitive advantage.
  2. Students doing research in operations management.
  3. Students doing Masters and Bachelors degrees in area of operations management, industrial engineering etc.
  4. Professionals who are interested in knowing the best practices in operations.


Production and Operations Management


This course will be highly useful for manufacturing organizations. Particularly companies such as Hero, Maruti, BHEL, Rockman, Bajaj, Tata etc. will find this course valuable


Dr. Rajat Agrawal is a Professor at Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee. He is Associate Dean for Innovation and Incubation, IPR Chair Professor of DPIIT, Govt of India at IIT Roorkee.
He is a Joint faculty member at Center of Excellence for Disaster Mitigation and Management and Associate faculty member at Center of Excellence for Transportation Management, IIT Roorkee. He initiated the process of establishing the Design Innovation Centre at IIT Roorkee and presently Co-PI and Co-coordinator of the Centre. Dr. Rajat was a visiting fellow to Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark. He was awarded ICCR Chair at Indonesia in year 2016-17. His area of interest is Production and Operations Management including Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Strategy and World Class Manufacturing.
He has guided 19 Ph D thesis in these areas and currently 12 students are working under his guidance. He has completed 12 research/consultancy projects of National and International importance. Three projects worth over Rs2.5 Cr are in progress.
He has more than 120 research papers in refereed journals and more than 25 research papers in refereed conference proceedings. He has authored one book published by Bloomsbury and book chapters in 8 books. He organized First PANIIT International Management Conference in year 2018.

Certification Process

1. Join the course
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COURSE ENROLMENT FEE: The Fee for Enrolment is Rs. 2000 + GST

2. Watch Videos+Submit Assignments
After enrolling, learners can watch lectures and learn and follow it up with attempting/answering the assignments given.

3. Get qualified to register for exams
A learner can earn a certificate in the self paced course only by appearing for the online remote proctored exam and to register for this, the learner should get minimum required marks in the assignments as given below:

Assignment score = Score more than 50% in at least 6/8 assignments.
Exam score = 50% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.”

4. Register for exams
The certification exam is conducted online with remote proctoring. Once a learner has become eligible to register for the certification exam, they can choose a slot convenient to them from what is available and pay the exam fee. Schedule of available slot dates/timings for these remote-proctored online examinations will be published and made available to the learners.

EXAM FEE: The remote proctoring exam is optional for a fee of Rs.1500 + GST. An additional fee of Rs.1500 will apply for a non-standard time slot.

5. Results and Certification
After the exam, based on the certification criteria of the course, results will be declared and learners will be notified of the same. A link to download the e-certificate will be shared with learners who pass the certification exam.


Course Details

Week 1:  (1)  Manufacturing Excellence
(2)  Global Environment
(3)  Production System
(4)  Operations Strategy
(5)  The Heart of the TPS: Eliminating Waste
Week 2:  (1)  Principles of Toyota Way
(2)  Culture Behind Toyota Way
(3)  Toyota Way in Action
(4)  Long Term Philosophy
(5)  Create Continuous Flow
Week 3:  (1)  Pull System
(2)  Leveling Workload
(3)  Get Quality Right the first time
(4)  Standardization of Task
(5)  Use of Visual Control
Week 4: (1)  Use of Reliable Technology
(2)  Role of Leaders in Manufacturing Philosophy
(3)  Developing Exceptional Teams
(4)  Challenge & Respect Extended Networks
(5)  See yourself to understand the situation
Week 5:  (1)  Developing decisions with Consensus
(2)  Becoming Learning Organization
(3)  Becoming a Learning Organization: Continuous Improvement
(4)  Using Toyota Way for other Organization(Service & Technical)
(5)  Lean Manufacturing
Week 6: (1)  Lean Vs Agile Manufacturing
(2)  Sustainable Manufacturing-I
(3)  Sustainable Manufacturing-II
(4)  Flexible Manufacturing System
(5)  Benchmarking
Week 7:  (1)   Cultural Issues in Lean
(2)   Overview of Lean implementation
(3)   Significance of Lead time
(4)   Techniques to reduce LT
(5)   Value Stream Mapping
Week 8:  (1)   KANBAN Approach
(2)   KANBAN Calculation-I
(3)   KANBAN Calculation-II
(4)   Theory of Constraints
(5)   Different Business Excellence Models

Books and References

  1. The Toyota Way , Jeffrey K. Liker , Tata McGraw Hill
  2. How to implement lean manufacturing, Lonnie Wilson, McGraw Hill


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