Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Keiretsu, supplier engagment article in HBR, Sept '13 issue ..
It was an interesting article by Prof Katsuki Aoki and Tomas Taro Leneffors in the Sept '13 issue of HBR.Benefits of Keiretsu are
3. Instead of buying individual parts, suppliers are encouraged to supply integrated systems of components.
4. suppliers are encouraged to bring in changes like reducing weight, improving product performance etc voluntarily
5. encourage obeya meetings, (large hall) where all stakeholders are consulted and consensus arrived at before final design is approved
6. suppliers willing to experiment and learn from mistakes and experience are the most promising ones who need o be nourished,.
Kitty Hawk Cora - the 12 electric fans and one propeller pilotless VTOL aircraft from Google's Larry Page and Sebstian Thrun ..
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