The conveyor system located at Henry Ford’s automotive plant allocated mass production (Tapping, 2007). The progressing assembly line system brought the automobile past the stationary worker. (Dennis, 2002) The assembly line system diminished walk time, and above all, joined successive processes. Therefore, slower laborers were able to accelerate their work and faster laborers were able to slow down. No other organization had this innovative technology and therefore, the Ford plant could not be rivaled (Tapping, 2007). Henry Ford’s scheme hurtled the organization to become the industry leader (Dennis, 2002).
During the year 1950, a youthful Japanese engineer named Eiji Toyoda paid a visit to Henry Ford 's massive automotive plant in Detroit (Dennis, 2002). He mulled over every corner of the plant, the world’s largest and most proficient industrial complex. Upon his homecoming to Japan, Eiji and his manufacturing prodigy, Taiichi Ohno, inferred that mass productio...
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...tomer base, reliable market share, and the potential for new uses of current products and services. If a company can benefit from these business sectors, there is a potential advantage over industry competition. Since opportunities can arise along with the current solutions, so do threats. Government intervention can play a big part when there’s a policy change that can constrict employers and how they train their workforce for a lean changeover. The loss of customer focus is also another threat that can play a large role. If an organization is having trouble with their lean implementation process, customer relations may also suffer as the company can lose customer engagement if it is not providing goods or services within the schedule provided by their customer. If this scenario happens then the organization may lose its customers to its direct industry competition.
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