The Toyota Way
My idea is to roll out a nationwide training programme in 'The Toyota Way' to help new (and established) businesses in this sector identify and remedy antiquated processes. There are established training providers but too many businesses consider this kind of investment a waste of time (even though it would pay back the costs many times over within a matter of months). Perhaps the government could make some level of training or adoption a mandatory requirement.
Why the contribution is important
Our manufacturing productivity consistently lags behind other countries of similar economic clout. In my considerable experience, this is because too many businesses have been slow to adopt modern, efficient management systems and production process innovations – one famous example being 'The Toyota Way'. From just-in-time delivery to developing a culture of willingness (eagerness, even) to admit to and rectify mistakes, there is so much that we still have to learn from these types of approaches, even though they have been around for years.
by Commenter3000 on June 29, 2015 at 01:33PM