My design for better manufacturing in UK [the broken link was removed] by James Dyson:
He at least partially gets the idea. I think he could benefit from studying and exploring the Toyota Production System – perhaps he could attend the seminars by Toyota UK. Still he is encouraging some of the right stuff, and the innovative engineering school he is half funding seems like a very good idea.
Ironically, I did end up working in a factory — entirely of my own volition. What’s more, I enjoy it. And it pays well.
Yes, many people still don’t understand: manufacturing is Cool.