Wow, on Womack and Delphi, this blogger didn't pull any punches. Jon Miller says, basically, “Who cares how nice the factories look, how “lean” they look, if the business is failing?” He criticizes Womack for having “kid gloves” with Delphi management and their role in the bankruptcy and failed business strategy.
I agree, though, with Womack's point that lean may have helped Delphi delay bankruptcy. If Delphi had a fundamentally bad business model, I don't know what “lean manufacturing” OR “lean enterprise” could have fixed.
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