Automotive

The Waste of management

9th June 2010 - Daniel T Jones

Just imagine that instead of pursuing several hundred projects your organisation was able to focus everyone’s’ efforts on the vital three to five strategic objectives that would make the biggest...

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The Machine that changed the World

Learning to Work Together

13th October 2009 - Daniel T Jones

On our trip to Japan to launch The Machine that Changed the World in 1990, the Chairman of Toyota, Dr Soichiro Toyoda, told me “The only competitors we really fear are the Germans, if they ever...

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Lean Summer Reading

26th May 2009 - Daniel T Jones

In the last year or two we have learnt more and more about what makes Toyota’s lean management system so successful. The emerging literature grows by the day and it is hard to keep up with it all....

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Lean Survival

19th March 2009 - Daniel T Jones

Nothing will be the same again and no one can really predict what lies in store for us. However two things are clear First the wave of financial speculation that carried all of us along in recent...

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