Re: The software factory (was "Don't believe the hype?") (long)

Subject: Re: The software factory (was "Don't believe the hype?") (long)
From: "Mike O." <obie1121 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 04:57:45 -0500

Chris Despopoulos wrote:
> >Toyota brings new car models to market in half the time that it takes GM
> >Ford. They have done so for decades. They do so because they have a
> >design process. It is far more sophisticated and complex that simply
> >people resources and a deadline and letting them get on with it.
> Toyota also gives their line workers red-button control. They can stop
> the line when they need to. And the Japanese aout industry poineered
> the concept of line workers having a *general* knowledge of the product
> they produce. And the Japanese CEO/Worker differential is nowhere near
> the differential in America. There are many, many factors that
> contribute to the Toyota success.

uhh... hasn't Japan been in recession for like fifteen years?

Mike O.


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