Jim Womack visited Lantech, a manufacturer of stretch wrappers and other packaging equipment. While there and visiting the “gemba,” Jim was interviewed about Lean, what he saw at Lantech, and Toyota’s recent problems.
You can see the interview here, in five separate parts, or you can see the whole interview below, via YouTube.
In the coming week, I’ll blog about Jim’s keynote at the LEI Lean Transformation Summit, where he challenged the audience to focus more on “Lean management” (as opposed to Lean tools). He also challenged the Lean world to quit “floating in the wake of Toyota” – focusing more on experimental PDCA; figuring out what works from your own experience instead of just copying Toyota or doing things because Toyota says so. You may have read a similar message in his latest “e-letter.”
Here is the full video, via YouTube:
What do you think, of the video comments or his e-letter?
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