The Toyota way

January 25, 2011

Last Thursday we attended a very interesting lecture given by Tony Walker, deputy managing director of Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd. He spoke about the role of people in the rise of Toyota and explained all about the Toyota Way. This includes a number of world wide known concepts like Kaizen which is still being taught in Universities all over the world. This is due to the pioneering role Toyota has taken on as being one of the most efficient companies in the world.

I am sure we can employ some of this thinking into The Dairy – especially the Kaizen concept which means a little improvement every day continuously.

Best,
Linda

PS. Did you know why it is named Toyota although the founders name was Kiichiro Toyoda? He decided to change the family name slightly so that it could be written with 8 brush strokes – 8 is a lucky number in Japan because it represents eternity. So Toyota was born.

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