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. 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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About LeanBlog.org: Mark Graban is a consultant, author, and speaker in the “lean healthcare” methodology. Mark is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as the new Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. Mark is also the VP of Innovation and Improvement Services for KaiNexus.