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11 month Industrial Placement - Business Operations Management (Logistics)

At Toyota, everything hinges on logistics. Join us here and you’ll be at the centre of our automotive 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.

TPS is a lean manufacturing system designed to eliminate waste, reduce cost 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.

Your Time Here

Students who join our Logistics IP get to tackle challenging problems in an exciting, fast-paced environment. We’ll make sure you get up to speed fast so that you can make a meaningful contribution and tackle projects that impact on our customer satisfaction and competitiveness.

Our applications will be open from October and the closing date is the 31st December.

Applicants will have a predicted minimum of a 2:1 and a strong previous academic record.  You must also be eligible to work in the UK.

Our IP programme will commence typically in the 3rd week of September.

Apply online where you will also find more details of our programme.

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