LeanBlog Podcast #37 – Jeff Liker, Toyota Culture, Part 1 of 3

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Jeff-LikerHere 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. Listen to part 2 and part 3.

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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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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. His latest book is Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. He also published the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.

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  1. Ian Furst says

    thanks for the link — long plane flight coming up it’ll give me something to watch. http://www.waittimes.blogspot.com

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