There’s a new Google tool that lets you see trends in search activity over time and against other search terms. Click on the link above and you’ll see that “lean manufacturing” is probably 2-3x as popular as “lean production” and both terms are much more popular than “Toyota Production System” or “lean enterprise.” I would have expected TPS to be a more popular term.
Whoa, surprise, “kaizen” is an even more popular term.
What lean terms can you find that are more popular? What random phrases can you find with similar popularity to lean? American Idol is WAAAAAY more popular, of course.
If it’s encouraging, lean manufacturing is more popular than “China manufacturing“
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