New Book from LEI — The Birth of Lean
Has anyone seen this new book from the LEI yet?
In The Birth of Lean, youâ€šÃ„Ã´ll get a glimpse inside the minds and thought processes of the systemâ€šÃ„Ã´s creators and innovators:
â€šÃ„ ¢ Taiichi Ohnoâ€šÃ„Ã®the man who envisioned a way of working that would evolve into the Toyota Production System
â€šÃ„ ¢ Eiji Toyodaâ€šÃ„Ã®the former Toyota President and Chairman who oversaw the development of TPS and the inclusion of TQC at Toyota
â€šÃ„ ¢ Kikuo Suzumuraâ€šÃ„Ã®the Toyota manager recognized as the most influential in translating Ohnoâ€šÃ„Ã´s ideas into actionable items
â€šÃ„ ¢ Michikazu Tanakaâ€šÃ„Ã®the manager and executive at Toyota affiliate Daihatsu who adapted TPS to his organization
â€šÃ„ ¢ Kaneyoshi Kusunokiâ€šÃ„Ã®the former head of Toyotaâ€šÃ„Ã´s production engineering organization who refined the buffering system in use in Toyotaâ€šÃ„Ã´s operations
â€šÃ„ ¢ Masao Nemotoâ€šÃ„Ã®the Toyota executive central to the deployment of TQC at Toyota
In this English translation of a previously published Japanese book, youâ€šÃ„Ã´ll hear the words of the people who created the countermeasures that Toyota devised to address issues as they aroseâ€šÃ„Ã®countermeasures that they continue to use and adapt today. By understanding that the great minds that developed such a powerful system started with simple experiments, youâ€šÃ„Ã´ll be encouraged to begin your own experiments and transform your organization.
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