Interesting. It seems like Toyota is being forced into using the technology, based on demographic trends (retiring workforce, fewer workers). I didn’t think it was Toyota’s philosophy to choose automation over thinking human workers, unless the job was unsafe (welding, paint, etc.). I guess they’re using automation out of necessity as well as to protect the remaining jobs there in Japan?
Thanks for reading! I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please scroll down to post a comment. Click here to receive posts via email. Learn more about Mark Graban’s speaking, writing, and consulting.