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Embraer Adopting Toyota Process for Manufacturing

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🔖 Topics: Toyota Production System, Lean Manufacturing

🏢 Organizations: Embraer

Aircraft-builder Embraer established an agreement with Toyota do Brasil that will see it adopt Toyota Production System (TPS) principles and concepts in its industrial operations, initially at Ozires Silva Unit, the primary aircraft assembly operation at Embraer’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, São Paulo state. According to an Embraer statement, its goal is “to eliminate waste, obtain operational efficiency, and increase value generation for stakeholders.”

Embraer, which has about 15,500 workers, has another manufacturing center at the Eugênio de Melo plant, also in São José dos Campos, and at manufacturing plants Botucatu, and Gavião Peixoto, Brazil. Embraer noted it has pursued Industry 4.0 principles with digital, integrated, and low-environmental-impact factories. This year, the manufacturer stated its goal is to increase its carbon neutral status, and to 100% of its energy for its Brazilian operations derived from renewable sources by 2024.

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