“But TPS Doesn’t Apply to Us….”
Here is my latest article for “The Lean Post” and the Lean Enterprise Institute:
We hear that a lot.
“But patient aren't cars.”
“But we build planes, those are more complicated than cars.”
Yeah, but what's your point?
In this article, I pose a hypothesis about the first time somebody might have said, “But TPS doesn't apply to us — we're different” and why that place might have very well been….. TOYOTA.