Toyota's new manufacturing system, now being tested in Canada, promises to build Camry Solara coupes five days after they're ordered. If all goes as planned, an ultraprecise schedule will synchronize parts deliveries to production and set a new standard for just-in-time delivery.
Toyota's announcement raised plenty of eyebrows at an industry conference this month. And no wonder. When Toyota's 'continuous improvements' show up as leaps, not steps, the competition can only sigh - before sprinting to catch up.