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 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.

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