Toyota influenced many organizations around the world and created the foundation of modern manufacturing. Toyota is the world’s most valuable automaker with a market cap of $200 billion and $50 billion in cash.
Part I of this two-part episode focuses on the origins of the company from its founder Sakichi Toyoda, to the founder of the motor company, his eldest son Kiichiro Toyoda, a review of the Toyota Motor Co., and the father of the Toyota Production System, Taiichi Ohno.
Show notes (with time stamps)
Introduction: 00:00 – 01:40
Sakichi Toyoda: 01:45 - 25:27
Kiichiro Toyoda: 25:31 - 38:28
Toyota Motor Co.: 38:32 - 45:35
Taiichi Ohno: 45:38 - 58:08
Ohno’s Ten Commandments: 58:12 - 1:14:59
Artist: Scott Holmes
Album: Road Trip
Track: Indie Rock
Management Lessons from Taiichi Ohno by Takehiko Harada (2015)
Competing To Be Really, Really Good by Takahiro Fujimoto (2007)
The Toyota Mindset: The Ten Commandments of Taiichi Ohno by Yoshihito Wakamatsu (2007)