Toyota is famous for the Toyota Way and synonymous with Quality through the Toyota Production System, which is taught as the best-in-class in university courses.
Fiona, Senior Manager, R&D UX Leader
I’m Fiona, I’m from Northern Ireland and I have been with TME for 12 years now. I did my Mechanical engineering degree in Edinburgh then a Masters in Automotive Engineering at Cranfield in England. I joined TME as a graduate in Body Engineering.
Working at TME we have lots of tools to help people develop. The Toyota Way teaches us how to approach our work and each other. From the first day It s part of what we do, beginning with a culture of respect, so respect for ourselves, for other people, for our departments, our suppliers anyone we come into contact with really.
Teamwork is important to us. Being such a big organisation it s important that we can all work together and the Toyota Way helps get to grips with one of our main philosophies which is Genichi Gembutsu. That means to get to the source of whatever we are doing. It s always resonated with me, together with Kaizen, or continuous improvement. That "never rest on your laurels” mentality is what I like about Toyota - if you have a good idea and you can see Kaizen opportunities you can steer it and your career.