The Lean shut-down of Toyota Manufacturing in Australia
James P. Womack
Toyota again showed their respect for people and commitment to principles with their shut down of manufacturing in Australia.
"Toyota accepted the fact that closure of the plant required a transition to new work for most employees and that Toyota needed to take the lead. Senior management understood that its obligation before producing the last car was to manufacture 2,600 upskilled and reskilled employees equipped for new careers."