The principle of jidokawhich means the machine stops itself when a problem occurs, became later a part of the Toyota Production System. Looms were built on a small production line. Inthe patent for the automatic loom was sold to the British company Platt Brothers generating the starting capital for automobile development. The sales price was 3, yen, yen cheaper than Ford or GM cars.
Paul Bertorelli is a professional aviation journalist and editor. He owns a Mooney Sandy Munro sees it, the established U.
GA industry has a couple of years — a half-decade at best — to reform or face being gutted by the same people who dominate the auto industry, steel-making and machine tools: The onslaught of inexpensive, high-quality aircraft from Japanese companies, says Munro, will drive the U. By the end of the decade and perhaps sooner, familiar GA manufacturers in the U.
Who Is This Guy? Munro is the principal in Munro Associatesa Michigan-based consulting company with expertise in the automotive and manufacturing sector.
He came up through the machine-tool industry, did a stint as a Ford auto engineer, and is a keen student of the way Japanese companies do business. Deming is widely credited with making Japan the economic powerhouse that it is today, its current fiscal doldrums notwithstanding.
In a riveting paper presented to a Society of Automotive Engineers SAE aviation conference in AprilMunro sketched out what he believes will be the Japanese plan of attack in wresting dominance of aircraft manufacturing from the U.
It would be easy to dismiss Munro as just another futurist crank, save for the fact that Americans who have worked and are working with the Japanese on aviation projects in the U.
Munro believes the Japanese will enter the GA market first with an aggressive presence that will stun the established industry. He says Japanese companies will sell light aircraft at prices substantially below what U.
He believes Japanese companies — thus far, Toyota, in our estimation — are willing to sell airplanes at a loss for as many years as it takes to rid the market of competition. Given the chronic weakness and hand-to-mouth nature of the U. Good business sense has never been in surplus supply in the boardrooms of GA manufacturers.
Unless it responds forthrightly, Munro gives the U. GA industry two to five years after the Japanese onslaught begins.
Ford was one of the latter in the s when it ceded the small-car market to the Japanese because everyone knew there was no profit in small cars. This, says Munro, will devastate the used-aircraft market in the U. In our view, "marginal" fairly describes the entire industry, in terms of profitability if not competitiveness.
And when will this happen? Munro says the Japanese like dramatic introductions at major events where all competitors will be: His guess is Oshkosh at the th anniversary of powered flight. There would and there are. Although Japanese companies have been extraordinarily secretive about their plans — this is, after all, war — as Munro contends, a number of U.TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) published a final report summarizing the progress made through , the last year of the "New Global Business Plan." TMC first announced the plan (applicable period: through ) in June , which focused on advancing localization and increasing imports, and has made numerous efforts .
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