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Off Topic - MANUFACTURING - THE WAY IT WAS 30 Dec 2021 12:10 #229998

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A little off topic, but just sorting through some old books & came across this which I thought the forum would find interesting!!.
In another life as a manager & had a copy of The Toyota Way which offered some key management principles, Inside the book was a loose sheet from the Toyota CEO at the time Max Yasuda (2013).
His letter sums up our manufacturing demise, let's hope we learn something from this if we ever get back to serious manufacturing again!





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Off Topic - MANUFACTURING - THE WAY IT WAS 30 Dec 2021 13:47 #230001

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The Holden factory carparks were full of Toyotas,wonder if the Toyota carpark was full of Holdens?
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Off Topic - MANUFACTURING - THE WAY IT WAS 30 Dec 2021 15:56 #230005

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This was found out near Coonabarabran. It was a small private dealership. So many people have asked to buy it only to be refused by the elderly owner who is in a home. I think it would have looked good hanging over Bongo too but it was never going to happen.
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Off Topic - MANUFACTURING - THE WAY IT WAS 30 Dec 2021 20:34 #230012

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Ha ha JOHN.K, your probably right, therein laid another issue!
Cobbadog- nice looking sign & would look good, but aren’t Bongos built by Mazda? ISTBC

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Off Topic - MANUFACTURING - THE WAY IT WAS 30 Dec 2021 22:37 #230017

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Yes Pierre that is where Dee borrowed the name from, plus she thought it was cute. :whistle:
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Off Topic - MANUFACTURING - THE WAY IT WAS 31 Dec 2021 00:53 #230019

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Also off topic, but interesting none the less.
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Off Topic - MANUFACTURING - THE WAY IT WAS 31 Dec 2021 12:32 #230035

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Back in the late 60s,there was a know all pommy at work who announced he was going to drive his Hillman station wagon to Adelaide for his holidays ,with wife ,kids ,dog and cat.......he did it ,via the Birdsville Track.
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Off Topic - MANUFACTURING - THE WAY IT WAS 02 Jan 2022 08:56 #230084

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.......and not forgetting Lang's cross country adventure in the family Hillman described by him so well so many threads ago.

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Off Topic - MANUFACTURING - THE WAY IT WAS 02 Jan 2022 11:22 #230088

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.......and not forgetting Lang's cross country adventure in the family Hillman described by him so well so many threads ago.


Exactly, It's amazing how many old two Wheel Drive cars got to drive Places back Then. ...That Everyone Today tries & tell you You Need a Four Wheel Dive & heap of gear. that would have got laughed at back in the 50's 7 60's..(or even earlier)
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Off Topic - MANUFACTURING - THE WAY IT WAS 02 Jan 2022 11:56 #230090

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Not so far off topic........the Hillmans and other Rootes cars were assembled here by a company called LNC Industries.....LNC also set up a factory to make VWs here ,and the Australian VWs were said to be better made than the German ones..........LNC were ripped apart by asset strippers in the 1980s depression.
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