I don't claim to always be right here on the Blog (or in general). Sometimes I throw ideas out there and I learn in the process. I've always said that I've learned a ton in the process of writing this blog (for almost two full years now) — sometimes from learning to articulate lean concepts and sometimes from blog readers.
Earlier I blogged about how Toyota might be dumping inventory with end of the year sales. The Wall St. Journal said luxury car makers were dumping inventory and I assumed Lexus was, as well.
As one blog reader pointed out, I might have been wrong. In fact, I think I was wrong. The WSJ pointed out that late December is usually a slow time of year for car sales. If Toyota believes in “heijunka” and level loading, they might be doing the right thing by promoting sales to help keep production level. Otherwise, if they didn't pump up sales, they WOULD be building up inventory or they'd have to shut down production lines.
Thanks to the blog readers who take issue with what I write… I appreciate the constructive comments. I hardly get anything that's not constructive, so thanks.
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