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 is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. His latest book is Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. He also published the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.

1 Comment
  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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