Random thought for the week: You always hear “we’re not Toyota, we don’t build cars, etc. etc.” in context of making excuses for not implementing Lean, since:
- Lean comes from Toyota (which earlier inspiration from Ford, TWI, etc.)
- It’s obviously in the name “Toyota Production System“
“We’re not Toyota” becomes a ready excuse for Lean failure. Since some of us are fond of saying, “Lean does not implement itself, Leaders do,” what if it was called:
p.s. I’m not seriously suggesting a name change. Just food for thought.
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