Lean Blog Podcast #90 – Tim Turner on Toyota Kentucky (TMMK) and the Book ‘One Team on All Levels’


Podcast #90 features Tim Turner, a team leader at Toyota's factory in Georgetown Kentucky (aka TMMK or Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky). He is the author, along with a team of co-workers, of the new book called One Team on All Levels: Stories from Toyota Team Members, Second Edition.

In the podcast, we discuss the book and the culture of teamwork at Toyota. Tim also comments on his reaction (and his colleagues') to Toyota's recent quality problems and the resulting bad publicity.

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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.


  1. Thanks Tim for the kind words..I feel so blessed to share a testimony that shows people of the world that we at Toyota of Kentucky are very passionate about the cars we build and the people that buy them!! God bless you brother!!

  2. It’s really great that this book is out to dis-spell that impersonal big-business mindset Americans have about auto manufacturers. I really enjoyed hearing about the “softer” side of Toyota. It sounds like an effective model for taking care of the employees while still being committed to a quality product.
    .-= Kristen ´s last blog ..Episode 24 – Fur Balls =-.


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