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Focus on short term hurt U.S. carmakers

Business Forum: Focus on short term hurt U.S. carmakers:

Let's hope Ford means it when they say they are going to focus on the long-term, ala Toyota.

“In the 1980s, GM adopted lean production halfheartedly, even after it became clear that total quality management produced more reliable cars than Detroit's mass production model.”

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Mark Graban's passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the "Lean healthcare" methodology. 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 project is an book 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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  1. Luke Van Dongen says

    To me, this was the most encouraging statement in the message delivered today by Bill Ford. It’s realistic and prudent to underscore that becoming a sustainably profitable company can only happen with a long term plan that focuses on customers.

    Like Mark – I’m hopeful that the organization will make good on Bill’s promise.

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