Sacmi and Toyota Material Handling Italy Sign Agreement
A joint agreement between Sacmi and Toyota Material Handling Italy involves analysis of end-of-line logistics flows, from grinding to polishing, and from fired product cutting to management of sorting systems. The two companies will reportedly start with careful mapping of corporate flows and in-depth analysis of the difference between expected results and actual process outcomes. By identifying activities that, from a customer standpoint, carry the greatest added value, it is possible to eliminate the time wastage (i.e., downtimes) that can be detrimental to the competitiveness of any industrial system.
“Toyota didn’t just invent the ‘Toyota Way,’” said Claudio Marani, managing director of the Sacmi ceramics division. “They’re also an international leader in the analysis and management of corporate processes (via the Toyota Academy), in the design and supply of advanced warehousing and storage systems (with Toyota Material Handling Logistics Solutions), and in the design and supply of warehousing internal logistics support systems (via a broad range of integrated products and solutions).”
“This agreement is the result of exciting teamwork between Sacmi specialists and our Academy and Logistics Solutions Divisions,” said Maurizio Mazzieri, deputy managing director. “The work was carried out in an atmosphere of great mutual respect, with the team always analyzing problems at their source and seeking the best possible solutions by focusing on the shared goal of continuous improvement.
Thanks to the constant guidance of the Toyota Way, we can say we’ve transformed the TPS (Toyota Production System) into another kind of TPS we call the Thinking People System, and it’s a result that fills us with pride.”
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