Pär Forsell

Pär has been working with Toyota Material Handling for almost 15 years and has during this time developed a deep understanding about the Toyota Production System principles, being the origin of lean philosophies. This by working directly together with Toyota Japan in the TPS implementation of Toyota Material handling factories in Europe and thereafter contributing to the continuous TPS development of the same. He is now responsible for the establishment and management of the Toyota Lean Academy (TLA), being the opportunity for customers to learn lean from the source, Toyota. TLA provides the Toyota core knowledge behind successful lean implementation, with the continuously improved evidence found in our own factories and sales network. Pär was educated at Jönköping University, Sweden, studying Industrial Organization & logistics.
Day One - 11:30 – 12:10
CASE STUDY: Get inspired by how with the source of lean thinking, Toyota, manages its processes to achieve enduring and continuously improving process performance. Toyotas Material Handling factories in Europe has during the last 10-15 years made a total lean transformation based on the key lean topics below

  • Toyota Production System (TPS) – The origin of lean philosophies
  • Standardization – Without a standard, there can be no improvement. This basic TPS tool is still very much valid and the foundation for achieving lasting improvements
  • Leadership – Learn about how Toyota management is operationally involved in the daily work to support that performance is realized according to plan
  • Continuous improvements – Toyota involves everybody in the improvement and problem-solving process.
"Toyota Material Handling Europe is part of Toyota Industries Corporation, the global number one in material handling since 2001 and active in 5 regions worldwide under the brands Toyota, BT, Raymond and Cesab. Since the acquisition of Vanderlande and Bastian Solutions, it’s TICO’s ambition of becoming the first-choice partner in the material handling business as a total solution provider for projects of all sizes." (Toyota Material Handling Europe)
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