Toyota Thinking is Hard to Copy
Here's a short and sweet commentary about the Toyota problem solving process, “Ohno Circles,” and mention of a new friend of the Lean Blog, Matthew May.
It asks, in part:
In American culture, we usually seek the quickest solutions to problems without considering the problem in-depth.
In general, we are not a culture that places a premium on the value of thinking. How many of us would have the patience to stand in an Ohno circle and observe a process for even four hours?
There's one reason why Lean and TPS is so hard to copy, huh?