Signs of The Lean Buzzword Spreading?
As the entertainment industry works to recover from the recently-ended writers’ strike, the WSJ article featured a quote from a division of General Electric:
“[the networks] are hoping to maintain some of the cost-cutting benefits of the strike, such as ending costly studio deals through the use of force majeure clauses. “
We’re a little bit leaner and more agile now,” says Marc Graboff, co-chairman of NBC Entertainment and NBC Universal Television Studio, units of General Electric Co”
Are the buzzwords of Lean and TPS spreading that far and wide throughout GE now that the TV people are talking that talk? Or was it just the “everyday” use of the words as we often hear?
You might remember this earlier post about a funny “Six Sigma’ clip from the NBC show 30 Rock. Will we see 30 Rock mentioning the Toyota Production System, whenever they finally get new shows back on the air?