Saturday, December 6, 2008

Distributed Intelligence

True believers in Saturn insist the concept behind the division, which stressed respect, teamwork and communication from the factory floor to the auto showroom, could have kept G.M. from losing nearly half the market share it held when the first Saturns went on sale 18 years ago.
New York Times via Ken Jarboe. This is more along the lines of the Toyota collaboration network we discussed below. The article argues that the Saturn project was never fully accepted by the CEO's that followed Roger Smith.

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