See on Scoop.it – lean manufacturing
“Inside Toyota Motor Corp.’s oldest plant, there’s a corner where humans have taken over from robots in thwacking glowing lumps of metal into crankshafts. This is Mitsuru Kawai’s vision of the future…”
According to the article, Toyota’s management feels that maintaining the know-how to make parts manually is essential to be able to improve automated processes.
See on www.bloomberg.com