An element necessary in US competitive strategy is education. This headline gave me some hope
that academia is finally getting it, and then I realized that Toyota was behind this! This is great for Mississippi no matter the source; I just would have liked to have seen a university taking this on as a pioneer without being prompted by Toyota. I strongly suspect that the push for this new approach is coming from the Toyota side, and our academic leaders are wondering how all of this fits in with their paradigm.
Incidentally, a post on NWLean:
"Toyota is buying Fuji Heavy Industries (maker of Subaru) stock to bring its ownership share from 9.5 to 16.5% of Fuji.
Again, the methodologies for modifying the cultures of companies that come under Toyota control are of intense interest."