The Change in the Wage System and its Impact on the Production Management at Toyota: the End of Ohnoism?

Publication Type:

Conference Paper


Gerpisa colloquium, Paris (2015)


adjustment of production, productivity allowance, toyota, wage system


In 2004, Toyota has modified the method to fix the production allowance, which had constituted an important part of the wage for the blue-collar workers and occupied a central place in the Ohno’s production management.
In my presentation, I’ll try to explain the reason why Toyota has introduced this new productivity allowance, based on the company documents and my interviews with the labour relations department and workers’ union, and the modification made of the evaluation and management system of productivity, based on the interviews with the production management department of Toyota.

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