Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Learning About Lean
TIME.com: 10 Questions for Jeff Bezos — Aug. 01, 2005:
“HERE'S A QUESTION YOU PROBABLY HEAR ALL THE TIME: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY? [Laughs.] I read a book recently about Toyota's lean production methodology, which is very interesting.”
This isn't too surprising, considering that Amazon's chief operations person, Jeff Wilke, is a former manufacturing guy from Allied Signal (now Honeywell) who has been bringing Six Sigma (and now I assume lean) principles to Amazon the past few years.