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The Future of the Toyota Production System


“What Akio Toyoda feared the company lost when it was growing so fast was the time to struggle and learn,” said Liker, who met with Toyoda in November. “He felt Toyota got big-company disease and was too busy getting product out.”

via ‘Gods’ edging out robots at Toyota facility | The Japan Times.

Seems like there are always lessons to be learned from Toyota – interesting to see a perspective about running a business that looks at the downside of speed, the downside of a product focus.