Following up on the Lean and Green theme, from the new San Antonio Toyota plant:
“‘Muda’ is the Japanese term for waste. Toyota does not believe in muda, which is why San Antonio’s plant is so clean and why very little trash ever leaves the plant or its suppliers for landfills.
Everything is recycled, from water in the paint shop to the leftover steel after sheets are stamped into parts. That helps the environment, of course, but it also saves costs. The savings add to Toyota’s large cash reserves that the company uses for design, planning and marketing.”
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