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Chrysler Expanding Plant, Team Concept

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STLtoday – Business – Story:

Good for Tom LaSorda and Chrysler (with an assist from the UAW going along with this core tenet of TPS):

“Chrysler will move to a team concept, where employees work in groups and perform multiple jobs. United Auto Workers members have been wary of this idea, a key part of the Toyota production system, because workers feel it weakens job security and erodes a job-classification system that traditionally assigns the best jobs to people with the most seniority.”

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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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