Now Akira Yeiri Really Has To Burn RubberTed Holden
Akira Yeiri loves lean, swift management--and loathes obstructions. One detested formality is the hanko, or personal seal, stamped on documents as a sign of approval. When he became president of Japan's huge Bridgestone Corp., some documents had to be reviewed and stamped by 20 executives. "It held everything up," grumbles Yeiri. He cut the maximum number to three and began preaching a philosophy known as genbutsu-genba, aimed at making on-the-spot solutions. "He's obsessed with it," says Nobumichi Takizawa, general manager of a Bridgestone quality-control group.
To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.
If you believe that you may have received this message in error please let us know.
- Tesla Unveils ‘World’s Fastest Production Car’ and Electric Big Rig
- Norway Idea to Exit Oil Stocks Is ‘Shot Heard Around the World’
- Goldman Sachs Sees Four 2018 Fed Rate Hikes as U.S. Growth Gains
- Honda Recalls 800,000 Odyssey Minivans Linked to Injuries
- The Questionable Math Behind Manafort’s Extravagant Home Renovations