ElixirConf 2017 - Elixir The Toyota Way - Powell Kinney
Toyota has a century-long legacy of innovation in manufacturing, a legacy framed by the Toyota Production System (TPS). More broadly applied as “Lean Manufacturing" principles, this system has, over the past few decades, had a significant impact on business processes in almost every industry.
At Toyota Connected, we are developing the software that powers Toyota’s global mobility programs, and we thought this was a natural place to apply TPS. While most developers are familiar with the overlap of modern development methodologies and Lean Manufacturing, we wanted to implement these principles not only to the way we develop software but also to the way in which that software operates.
We will share our experience of introducing Elixir, building a team, and rapidly deploying products from within the 8th largest company in the world. We want to show that the time-tested principles of TPS have applicability to many areas of how we develop software and that they are an integral part of our Elixir story.