Rethinking what Toyota taught us – Tesla here we come from Shingo Institute
December 9, 2022

Is Tesla’s success a wake-up call for Toyota and other car manufacturers? Is there a Lean or operational excellence principle that can help established companies succeed with breakthrough innovations? Does Toyota have a tool in its repertoire?

Yes! I call it a “Lean culture of innovation.” It consists primarily of a Lean culture — of which Toyota is still the benchmark — and an innovation culture based on principles that foster ideas and a fast, cost-effective, disruptive innovation process.