Australia’s Lean Trojan | Troy Taylor

See on Scoop.itlean manufacturing

Not all RTO’s are doing a great job, read this post and find out why your selection will make all the difference.

 

Michel Baudin‘s insight:

An Australian version of Certification-Shmertification!

See on www.businessleaners.com

Car Making in Australia: Welcome to the Lean times | Troy Taylor | Manufacturers’ Monthly

See on Scoop.itlean manufacturing

Welcome to the Lean times
Manufacturers’ Monthly
So why is Toyota’s management style (A.K.A. Lean management) so different from the others? Firstly Toyota’s system is built on 2 pillars that everyone must promote and follow,.

Michel Baudin‘s insight:

Troy Taylor recounts his experience of working at Toyota in the UK and how it survived and thrived while competitors closed plamts. He sees it as showing the way to Australian car makers.

See on www.manmonthly.com.au

Canada, a Model for Australia’s Automotive industry? | Business Spectator

See on Scoop.itlean manufacturing

Work station at Dortec

Work station at Dortec

“Ford Australia’s move to close its two Australian plants from 2016 and transition to import-only brands only reinforces the sense of a looming death knell. But that isn’t the case with every developed-world auto sector struggling to compete with high domestic production costs and cheaper, mostly-Asian-built imports. Canada’s auto sector has also struggled with factors that would sound familiar to an Australian onlooker, such as its own high dollar, volatile domestic demand, offshore competition and wavering government subsidies.

But as much as those conditions in Canada instigated uncertainty, cuts and job losses, that struggle, which gained pace as the global financial crisis took hold, has also produced a level of productivity-focused innovation worth noting for any manufacturer or policymaker wondering if Australia’s auto sector has crossed its rubicon.”

Michel Baudin‘s insight:

Ford is closing its plants in Australia, which threatens the entire local automotive industry. The author looks to Canada for a model Australia could follow for this industry to survive and thrive. The article is mostly about Canada, and specificially about the Magna Dortec door latch plant Northeast of Toronto.

See on www.businessspectator.com.au