DEFINITION OF TIEM ACRONYMS AND WORDS
Asaichi – Morning problem solving meeting.
ASN (Advance Shipping Notice) - A tool to notify shipment
information via 856 EDI transactions.
Autonomous Maintenance - Involving production Associates in the
total machine maintenance process.
B700 – Four-wheel electric forklift, manufactured at TIEM, MODELS
CVI (Completed Vehicle Inspection) – A thorough inspection of the
forklift that encompasses all forklift functions, systems, and
finish, and is performed on all forklifts.
CVSI (Completed Vehicle Sample Inspection) – A random sample
inspection of completed forklifts, dealing with verification of
dimensional and performance specifications.
D700 – Forklift with internal combustion engine, operates on
gasoline, diesel, and LPG (liquid propane gas), MODELS 7FGU35-80 |
7FDU35-80 | 7FGCU35-70 | 7FGKU40 | 7FGAU50 | 7FDKU40 | 7FDAU50, (Box
DC (Distribution Center) – The building attached to the south side
of TIEM’s manufacturing facility operated by TMHU for the purpose of
distributing TIEM products.
DR (Design Review) – A series of activities in which all steps of
product planning and manufacturing processes including machines,
facilities, transportation, and maintenance are examined to assure
the quality of the designed product.
E700 – Three wheel electric forklift, MODELS 7FBE15-20.
ECI (Engineering Change Instruction) – The formal method for
communicating information for implementation of design change
approved by TMHC Engineering Department.
ECR (Engineering Change Request) - A formal request to TIEM Design
Engineering through TIEM Purchasing for a revision or change to a product
or process that optimally includes the reason, urgency level, items and
processes affected, and cost/benefit of the change.
ET (Electric Truck) – Forklifts that are powered by a battery.
Genchi Genbutsu – Go see; go to the real place and see what is
Henkaten – Change control.
HR (Human Resources) – A department within Corporate Services
responsible for the development and consistent application of
IC (Internal Combustion) – Forklifts that operate using gasoline,
diesel, or LPG (liquid propane gas).
Jidoka– The principle of stopping work immediately whenever a
Jishuken – To study, research and enhance your own knowledge of TPS
Just-in-time – Making only what is needed, when it is needed, and
only in the amount that is needed, one of two pillars in the Toyota
Kaizen – The constant improvement of a process by the associate. A
series of activities that gradually eliminate muda or waste from a
process, emphasis is on the manual work operations rather than on
Kanban – A small signboard that is the key control tool for
just-in-time production, serves as instructions for production and
conveyance of materials, usually but not always printed cards in
clear plastic cases. A parts delivery system of small lot
quantities, which are re-ordered, based on usage.
Hoshin Kanri – Policy Management.
Kit/Junjo – Parts delivery by sequential order of production.
LB/BR (Lift Bracket/Backrest) – The parts of the forklift on which
the forks travel (lift bracket) and supports the load when it is
tilted back (backrest).
MIS/IS (Management Information Systems) – A computer system designed
to help managers plan and direct business and organizational
operations. An MIS department oversees data processing or
information processing, the operations of handling, merging,
sorting, and computing.
MR (Material Report) – A report completed to identify and document
details of non-conforming production parts and material found at
Muda (Waste) – Refers to those elements of production that add no
value to the product and only raise costs. Typical types of muda are
over-production; waiting; additional handling of parts; processing
an item more than one time; extra inventory; wasted motion; repairs.
NAMC (Toyota North American Manufacturing Companies)
NAPO (North America Parts Operation) - Supplier of service parts to
Toyota dealerships nationwide.
NUMMI (New United Motors Manufacturing Incorporated) - Located in
Fremont, California. Currently producing the Toyota Tacoma and
Corolla and Pontiac Vibe.
OWK (One Way Kanban) - Visual tool used for box identification,
delivery instruction & a signal for parts consumption.
PCC 1 (Parts Control Center 1) – An area located in the northeast
section of the main plant, where steel parts are stored until needed
PCC 2 (Parts Control Center 2) – An area located in the southeast
section of the main plant, where component parts for the forklift
are kept until needed by production. These are small components that
are order picked by hand.
PCC 3 (Parts Control Center 3) – An area located in the southeast
section of the main plant where larger components are kept until
needed by production.
Pokayoke – Refers to the low cost, highly reliable devices or
innovations that either detect abnormal situations before they occur
or once they occur, will stop the machine or equipment or prevent
the production of defective products.
Pull System – Driven by the needs of the following lines/customer,
preceding lines produce only the replacement items for the ones that
the following line had selected.
Push System – Produces goods and then tries to find buyers for those
products. The processes inside the manufacturing plant turn out
batch after batch of items and passes them on, regardless of the
pace of the work in the following processes.
QA (Quality Assurance) – A department, which works to insure quality
of the product at all stages of production as well as finished
QAI (Quality Audit Inspection) – A random sample inspection of
completed forklifts inspecting items such as, some torque values,
fluid levels, tire pressure, spec. sheets, exterior cosmetic
QMS (Quality Management System) - A process based quality management
system to promote continual improvement, and enhance customer
satisfaction by meeting customer requirements
Service Parts – A department of TIEM which sells component parts to
TMHU for distribution to dealers for resale to the end buyer.
SKPI (Supplier Key Performance Indicator) - Provides supplier key
performance indicators such as scrap & quality info.
SPIMS (Supplier Preparation info Management System) - Supports
pre-production part status management
SQAM (Supplier Quality Assurance Manual) - Used by TEMA to relay
Quality Policy and provide necessary forms to suppliers.
SQIDS (Supplier Quality Information Delivery System) - Provides
field warranty data
Standardized Work – A tool for maintaining productivity, quality,
and safety at high levels, it provides for a consistent framework
for performing work at the process level.
TA (Toyota Automotive) – Department 317 of TIEM which assembles and
sells component parts to TMMNA for distribution to Toyota automotive
manufactures and dealers.
Takt Time – Takt is a German word, meaning meter, tempo or pace. The
pace of a process is determined by the pace of sales in the
marketplace. Processes are designed to be completed in a given
period of time so that the market demand can be met in a timely
TEDI (Toyota Engineering Data Exchange) - Used by Toyota North
America to transmit ECI's and drawing electronically to suppliers.
TICO (Toyota Industries Corporation) – The parent company for other
Toyota companies, started by Sakichi Toyoda.
TIEM (TOYOTA INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT MFG., INC.) – A Toyota forklift
manufacturing company based in Columbus, Indiana.
T.I.G. (T.I.E.M. Improvement Groups) - A small group of associates
who volunteer to meet regularly to evaluate and solve problems in
their area. The goal of T.I.G. groups is to involve associates in
the problem solving process and to promote continual improvement.
TMHC (Toyota Material Handling Company) – The division of TICO
responsible for their Material Handling business.
TMHU (Toyota Material Handling USA) – The division of TICO, which
sells and distributes the forklifts manufactured at TIEM.
TEMA (Toyota Engineering and Manufacturing America) - The division of
Toyota which coordinates all sales and contracts for all North
TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) - To optimize equipment
effectiveness, eliminate breakdowns and promote autonomous operator
maintenance through day-to-day activities involving the total
workforce. The goal of TPM is to markedly increase production while,
at the same time, increasing Associate morale and job satisfaction.
TSDR (Toyota Special Design Request) – A special request for an
option on a truck that falls outside of TIEM’s standard options
VOD (Voice of the Dealer) - Feedback to TIEM from Dealer
VPACS (Visual Packaging Control System) - Automate the packaging
X800 – Forklift with standard internal combustion engine, operates
on gasoline, diesel, CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) and LPG (liquid
propane gas), models 8FGU15-32, 8FGCU15-32.
Yokoten – Across lines action. Any lessons learned that can be
spread across to other lines or products
Yuichi – Afternoon problem solving meeting.