Ford Recognizes Toyota is the Best
Isn’t it funny how it takes an outsider to come in to point out the obvious? New Ford CEO Alan Mulally:
“‘The best in the world is Toyota,’ Mulally said. ‘I’m a disciple of the Toyota Production System. The Toyota Production System is the finest production system in the world they’re a magical machine it’s the machine that changed the world.'”
Admitting that is so much better than making excuses. Now the change is the hard part.
Those of you from Ford — how are Ford’s lean efforts coming? I’ve heard hit-or-miss stories over the years of how Ford makes progress, then slips back…. they develop the “Ford Production System” but then it doesn’t really impact the plants…. how are things and where are they headed?