Toyota is known for being great at lean manufacturing - but Elon Musk has set his sights on Tesla becoming even better. Forbes reported, "By simplifying car design to make them easier to manufacture, installing more robots and packing cars more densely on the assembly line, Musk is convinced making Tesla lean could build as many as one million vehicles a year in a single factory." That would be an incredible accomplishment, making their plant the most productive in the world. Some are skeptical, and rightfully so, but Musk did put one of his cars into orbit so anything is possible!
Elon Musk, the visionary entrepreneur who launched a Tesla convertible into outer space on Feb. 6, is nothing if not audacious. So when he told investment analysts the next day that his Silicon Valley company would out-Toyota Toyota when it comes to lean manufacturing, he no doubt believes it will happen. He might be the only one who thinks so. Read More