TOYOTA MOTOR Philippines Corporation (TMP) recently hosted the 11th Asia Pacific Production Self-Reliance Meeting, which aims to strengthen capabilities of Toyota’s manufacturing plants in the region.
During the two-day summit, participating companies reported on their progress towards achieving jiritsuka or self-reliance in their respective production operations. Several genba or actual shop visits were also held, allowing opportunities for mutual sharing of good practices.
Being a first-time host, TMP showcased significant efforts related to safety, quality assurance, new technologies, carbon dioxide emission reduction, cost management and process efficiency.
Twelve Toyota affiliates from nine countries participated in the activities, which included high-level manufacturing officers from Toyota Motor Corporation (Japan) and Toyota Daihatsu Engineering and Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Thailand).