Jun 22, 2015 | Posted by Matt Elson
For over 25 years, Rob has studied and applied the Toyota Production System (TPS) at the shop floor. 14 of those years were with Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK) and 7 years at Toyota Production System Support Center (TSSC). While at TMMK he learned the TPS principles, and how to apply them at the shop floor thru standardized work and daily continuous improvement. He was designated to the Standardized Work Train-the-Trainer program, to train others within the Toyota organization and their suppliers, to improve quality and productivity.
Rob was selected by TSSC to deeply study the philosophies, technical, and managerial roles of TPS, then share the thinking with non-profits and general industries executive managers and kaizen leaders. Project company products include automotive, healthcare, consumer goods, recreational vehicles and mining operations. Besides the U.S., Canada and Mexico, he has worked in Japan, Romania and Italy.
The TPS journey begins with a full commitment from top management who embrace the philosophies that create a continuous improvement culture and world class organization. To create a culture of continuous improvement, we must develop people to observe processes (with a critical eye), to recognize problems, to follow a systematic approach, to determine the point-of-cause and implement countermeasures.
Rob graduated from Northwood University in Midland, MI., with a BBA degree in Business Management/Management Information Systems.