Can Infosys do a Toyota ?

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Since we were talking about “lean software” yesterday…. I’m not an expert on Toyota history so I can’t validate every assumption made in this article. If you can, please click “Comments” below and let us know what you think.

“It may seem like we are comparing apples and oranges but a comparison between the evolution of the Japanese automobile industry between 1960 and 1985 and the growth of the Indian IT industry, starting 1995, throws up some striking similarities. And one day perhaps Indian IT firms will get there.

James Abraham, director of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), agrees. “There’s no reason not to believe that the Indian IT industry could have as significant an impact on the global IT industry as the Japanese have had on the automotive industry.””

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Mark Graban's passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the "Lean healthcare" methodology. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent project is an book titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

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  1. Damian Spaulding says:

    Funny you mention Toyota. My corporation was hired to create a customization of our software to solve specific Toyota problems.
    I do agree with your comments. The beauty of intellectual property and technology advancement is that is levels the mechanized world. Even countries like Jamaica may play interestingly key roles in the international IT economy. The future can never be told.

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