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LeanBlog Podcast #37 – Jeff Liker, Toyota Culture, Part 1 of 3

Here is LeanBlog Podcast #37, once again featuring Dr. Jeffrey Liker, Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan. Dr. Liker is most recently the co-author (with Michael Hoseus) of Toyota Culture: The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way and many other books, which can be found here on amazon.com LeanBlog Podcast #37   Jeff Liker, Toyota Culture, Part 1 of 3 lean. This is part 1 of what will be a 3-part podcast series, so be sure to check back.

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LeanBlog Podcast #37 Key Points

  • Overview of the book, how it builds on the previous books.
  • The people part is such a foundation of the Toyota Way, had to expand upon it.
  • Looking at the cultural assumptions in the 14 principles.
  • In the book, seeing a “day in the life” of a Toyota supervisor.
  • Get a clearer picture of the “respect for people” principle throughout the book
  • Thoughts on implementing Lean the “wrong way.”

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  1. Ian Furst says:

    thanks for the link — long plane flight coming up it’ll give me something to watch. http://www.waittimes.blogspot.com

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