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Toyota-GM factory faces possible strike

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Toyota-GM factory faces possible strike:

It will be interesting to see if Toyota would ever walk away from NUMMI, even as (or because) they are building more plants of their own throughout North America.

“The plant has a strong track record of quality, productivity and cooperation, and executives have said they expect to keep the partnership going.

But some could make the argument that the plant's strategic usefulness has been exhausted: Toyota has learned about the quality of American workers and GM has learned about Toyota's manufacturing practices.”

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. 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 book is an anthology 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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