Production Control Industrial Placement at Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
30th October 2020
East Midlands
Burnaston, Derby
Salary Band
£18,000 - £19,999
£18,875 p/a
Role May Involve
Business Analytics Logistics and Operations Manufacturing Purchasing and Supply
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Production Control Industrial Placement

Production Control Industrial Placement Scheme within our Vehicle Manufacturing Plant – Burnaston, Derby.

Everything starts and stops with Logistics. Join us here and you’ll be at the centre of our manufacturing operation bringing the world-famous Toyota Production System (TPS) to life. This is your chance to learn about concepts like jidoka and just-in-time first-hand from the company that pioneered them.

A World-Famous System

TPS is a lean manufacturing system designed to eliminate waste, reduce costs and keep lead times down. It was developed between 1948 and 1975 out of two concepts. The first is called jidoka (which loosely translates as “automation with a human touch”) – this means that when a problem occurs, production stops immediately, preventing defective products. The second concept is just-in-time, in which each process produces only what is needed by the next, and so on, in a continuous flow. Where Toyota has led the way, other manufacturers have followed. You’ll find that many universities teach TPS today as a proven operations management system.

Specific roles are diverse. You could be directing thousands of parts from hundreds of suppliers through the plant every day. Or, you might find yourself keeping production lines running smoothly by planning volumes, spotting issues and taking swift action to put things right. You’ll certainly learn valuable supplier management skills as well as developing as a communicator and a problem-solver.

We move parts around our operations in reusable boxes. With the right planning, not only do the parts arrive precisely where they are needed, but also the empty box returns just in time for new supplies. Refining the way this works has been an eye-opener for logistics graduates – they’ve even confirmed the process flow to Turkey and back. Therefore, an empty box is full of opportunity.
Learning and Development project include:

  • The Toyota Way
  • Health & Safety
  • Plan, Do, Check, Act
  • Presentation skills
  • A3 reporting
  • Personal Planning

11 Months: September – July

About Toyota Manufacturing UK

Toyota's decision to establish a manufacturing operation in Europe was announced in 1989 and Toyota Manufacturing UK was established in December that year.

There are two manufacturing plants in the UK, representing a total investment of £2.75 billion and employing approximately 3,000 members (including Agency). The vehicle manufacturing plant is located at Burnaston in Derbyshire and the engine manufacturing plant is located at Deeside in North Wales.

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