Definitions for "1997 Aisin fire"
The 1997 Aisin fire was a fire which shut down one of the production facilities of the Toyota-subsidiary Aisin Seiki Co. on February 1 1997 , a Saturday. The event was notable as the factory was the main supplier of a motor part for Toyota cars. Due to the Just In Time stock keeping philosophy of the Toyota Production System (TPS), Toyota's car factories reportedly only kept four-hour stocks of the part .