Bringing the Toyota Production System into the Digital Age

The inspiration for Equation1 Vortex™ is from the now famous just-in-time replenishment system, called Kanban at Toyota, developed by Taiichi Ohno. This system transformed the flow of parts within the supply chain, while minimizing inventories and the results were extraordinary, enabling Toyota to increase productivity, improve quality, and respond to market changes while utilizing less factory space.

While practical for repetitive discrete manufacturers, Kanban, which relies on unit-replenishment, is impractical or even impossible for high-mix and semiconductor manufacturers that are not able to pull production using the same-unit replenishment due to the complexity of product mix and workflow.

Demand-pull production dispatching has been out of reach for over 50% of the North American and European producers, until now.

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