Toyota also says "Beat Toyota"


Kaizen and Lean Manufacturing thoughts | Gemba Panta Rei

Another good post from the Panta Rei lean blog on quality and perceptions of today's Toyota, yesterday's Toyota, and tomorrow's Toyota… how Toyota says “Beat Toyota”, much as GM says it today.

I used to work at Dell Computer when they were chasing Compaq to be #1. “Beat Compaq” wasn't motivating anymore once Dell became #1. The good thing about chasing yourself is that you are competing against perfection, which can be motivating forever. They seemed a bit lost for a bit right after they surpassed Compaq.

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker, and podcaster with experience in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. Mark's new book is The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. He is also the author of Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More, the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, and the anthology Practicing Lean. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.


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