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Case1: 1. In what ways is Toyota s new-product development system designed to serve customers? y Toyota s engineering system allows it to take a new car design from concept to showroom in less than four years versus more than five years for U.S. companies and seven years for Mercedes. y This cuts costs, allows quicker correction of mistakes and keeps Toyota bett er abreast of market trends. y y y Toyota can get its advanced engineering and design done sooner We are closer to the customer and thus have shorter concept time." New products are assigned to a chief engineer who has complete responsibility and authority for the product from design and manufacturing through marketing and has direct contacts with both dealers and consumers. y y y superior Interorganizational or network learning. facilitate knowledge sharing Each worker serves as the customer for the process just before hers, she becomes a quality control inspector. y Eliminating waste is just one-third of the equation for making lean successful. Eliminating overburden to people and equipment and eliminating unevenness in the production schedule are just as important lean principles. y Work to level out the workload of all manufacturing and service processes as an alternative to the stop/start approach of working on projects in batches that is typical at most companies. yet generally not understood at companies attempting to implement
In what ways is Toyota s manufacturing system designed to serve customers? y Redesign work processes to achieve high value-added, continuous flow. Strive to cut back to zero the amount of time that any work project is sitting idle or waiting for someone to work on it. y Create flow to move material and information fast as well as to link processes and people together so that problems surface right away. y Make flow...