It comprises their founding values and all the failures, successes and lessons learned during more than fifty years of applying the Toyota Production System, initially in their operations, and subsequently in all areas of the organization, from finance to sales to R&D, purchasing, marketing, HR etc. The “Toyota Way” is not just a model. It’s not just a strategy. It’s not a definition of cultural principles. It’s neither a set of methodologies nor of business principles. The “Toyota Way” is a holistic framework that integrates and synchronizes the best models, strategies and methodologies into a set of values and ways of working, it is what makes Toyota a High Performance Organization.
We developed IBSⓇ Integrated Business System, a Lean Enterprise system, which has been implemented worldwide in multinationals such as HARTMANN GROUP or CANON. IBSⓇ has been further developed and improved over the last ten years in collaboration with experts of TPS (Toyota Production System) as well as Jeff Liker for the Toyota Way and David Hanna for HPO (High-Performance Organizations). When developing IBS®, we integrated the core values of the Toyota Way: