Quality Down the Tubes

October 3rd, 2009 by admin

If you are wondering why I am writing about cars the Toyota organization has been know for starting the main process for having quality while being lean financially. They have obviously changed in one area to save money that has endangered the life of the driver’s. How far is your organization willing to go to cut costs? Do you learn from your mistakes or do you ignore the mistakes? The public expects quality and cost efficiency that will be passed on to your clients or the public in general. See Toyota’s mistakes below and do not follow in their footsteps.
Toyota’s Inexcusable Failure

Posted: 29 Sep 2009 02:34 PM PDT

by BILL WADDELL, Evolving Excellence

Many of us in the lean community – all of us long admirers of Toyota and ardent proponents of the business and manufacturing model they spawned – have had to make excuses for Toyota and rationalize some of their failings recently. The latest one, however, demonstrates just how far they have slipped from the principles that propelled them to greatness.

3.8 million cars recalled due to floor mats, of all things, getting caught up in the accelerator. What makes it so inexcusable is that it is not the first time. “Toyota recalled 55,000 Camry and Lexus ES 350 models in 2007 because of complaints of unintended acceleration caused by the mats sticking under the accelerator pedal. The NHTSA said consumers continued to report instances of uncontrolled acceleration in Toyota models after that recall.”

So much for quality, and so much for continuous improvement and learning.

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Poor Management Traits Can Lead T Loss Of Profits

June 4th, 2009 by admin

Do you have any leaders with these traits?

1. Lack Clear Vision

2. Poor Judgement

3. Do not follow stanards they set for others

4. Resist new ideas

5. Do not learn from mistakes

These are some of the traits seen by the big companies filing bankruptcy or are in poor financial shape.

 

 

The Worst Leaders

 
Source: Harvard Business Review, June 2009
The Worst Leaders
 
Source: Harvard Business Review, June 2009

 

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