For John, BLUF: We need to always be asking questions. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Toyota vs GM
A friend of mine just sent this along:
Here's something else to think about: GM has spent the last thirty years moving all its factories out of the US , claiming they can't make money paying American wages.OK, maybe it is all about the labor unions, but I doubt it.
TOYOTA has spent the last thirty years building more than a dozen plants inside the US.
The last year's results:
TOYOTA makes 4 billion in profits while GM racked up 9 billion in losses.
GM folks are still scratching their heads, and collecting bonuses...
Maybe it is because Toyota learned, after WWII, from American methods, while GM learned nothing. Maybe we should have paid attention to American expert Edwards Deming.
If you aren't learning you are falling behind.
Regards — Cliff