If some problem occurs in one-piece flow manufacturing then the whole production line stops. In this sense it is a very bad system of manufacturing. But when production stops everyone is forced to solve the problem immediately. So team members have to think, and through thinking team members grow and become better team members and people.
From the Book The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer, McGraw-Hill, 2004, page 87, ISBN 0071392319
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