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Old 04-23-2014, 09:58 AM
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Default Little Toyota/GM History

I listen to the This American Life podcast on a regular basis. I came across this one which I thought my fellow Toyota enthusiasts might find as interesting as I did.
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radi...sode/403/nummi

In summary: A car plant in Fremont California that might have saved the U.S. car industry. In 1984, General Motors and Toyota opened NUMMI as a joint venture. Toyota showed GM the secrets of its production system: How it made cars of much higher quality and much lower cost than GM achieved. Frank Langfitt explains why GM didn't learn the lessons—until it was too late.

Originally broadcast: Mar 26, 2010

This explains why so many of our Toyotas are still on the road while the older American made cars/trucks aren't. Pretty interesting.
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Nice! I deal in the Toyota production system ever day. If you're interested check "out of the crisis" by Deming. And see where Japan learned about manufacturing. Its a boring read if you're not into manufacturing. It shows that if you take a good strategy and execute it with commitment you can really make a difference. Other good reads include "the Toyota way" all three and "Toyota kata" and "learning to see"

Japan learned from us.........they just executed with a ton more discipline

If you are not into manufacturing you will want to blow your brains out in about the first five pages..........,.so I hear.
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Somewhat related:

http://www.latimes.com/business/auto...#axzz30DY0LFdO
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Nice! I deal in the Toyota production system ever day. If you're interested check "out of the crisis" by Deming. And see where Japan learned about manufacturing. Its a boring read if you're not into manufacturing. It shows that if you take a good strategy and execute it with commitment you can really make a difference. Other good reads include "the Toyota way" all three and "Toyota kata" and "learning to see"

Japan learned from us.........they just executed with a ton more discipline

If you are not into manufacturing you will want to blow your brains out in about the first five pages..........,.so I hear.
You think Out of the crisis is boring....I heard Deming speak in Atlanta before he died...now that was boring!!!
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Ha! I found the book to be very interesting, but it's no thriller. Thats for sure!
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