How Toyota Turns Workers Into Problem Solvers


    Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog

    OK, so it doesn't seem very lean for a blog to link to a blog that's linked to an article. But…. the Curious Cat blog is very much worth checking out for information about TPS and W. Edwards Deming. Plus, the Steven Spear interview (direct link here, if you must) is outstanding in terms of describing the Toyota Production System as a management system along the lines of the “Thinking Production System”, as Toyota people like to call it. TPS and lean are more than just doing 5S and Kanban.

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    Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker, and podcaster with experience in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. Mark's new book is The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. He is also the author of Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More, the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, and the anthology Practicing Lean. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.


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