Three Factors That Can Make Or Break A Steel Fabrication Business

Based on the past three years and all our 216 SER® visits, when speaking to a steel fabrication business serving the Building and Construction sector, we can share the three key factors that can make or break these businesses: Low cost production with skilled labour Ability to source reliable and quality steel products Partner with […]

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The Toyota Way Chapter 7 – Principle 1: Base Your Management Decisions on a Long-Term Philosophy, Even at the Expense of Short-Term Financial Goals

“The most important factors for success are patience, a focus on long-term rather than short-term results, reinvestment in people and plant, and an unforgiving commitment to quality” – Robert B. McCurry, former Executive V.P., Toyota Motor Sales This chapter of the Toyota Way, was hard hitting and to the point. We found as a business […]

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The Toyota Way Chapter 6 – The Toyota Way in Action: New Century, New Fuel, New Design Process – Prius

“Creativity, Challenge and Courage: the Three C’s” – Shoichiro Toyoda, former President, 1980s The Prius design process in the early 1990s involved Toyota following its first principle: “Base your management decisions on a long term philosophy, even at the expense of short term financial goals.” Toyota’s short term financial situation was exceptional at the time […]

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The Toyota Way Chapter 5 – The Toyota Way in Action: The “No Compromises” Development of Lexus

“Even if the target seems high as to be unachievable at first glance, if you explain the necessity to all the people involved and insist upon it, everyone will become enthusiastic in the spirit of challenge, will work together and achieve it.” – Ichiro Suzuki, chief engineer of the first Lexus. The above quote summarises Chapter […]

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