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At present it appears that the greatest need in Japanese factories is for methods of production which generally have an opposite effect to American methods. The American mode of production was planned to further minimize the labor component and to immersize and rationalize organizations; while the Japanese need is a production system that can make the most of the manpower in a personalized relationship system. Such a system can be thought of and such changes can be developed, but the necessary changes cannot be developed in the American setting. It can only be developed in one factory system such as in Japan. Rather than Japanese experts making brief visits by airplanes to American factories or giving short-term advice by American consultants in Japan, it seemed more advantageous for Japanese factories to have advisors, trained health workers, regardless of nationality, are bound to work long periods of time in one factory. They can study the plant organization and its methods and then assist in developing productivity problem solutions. So, rather than regular consultants or technical advisors, it is better if advisors are part of the system. Then, knowing very well the local practices, needs and work within the system, they can help procure the equipment and methods that are compatible with the production system currently being operated in the large factories. Japan.
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