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  14. Toyota, Respect for People (or “Humanity”) and Lean 24.9k views
  15. My Thoughts on Standardized Work and #Lean 21.1k views
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  20. The Term “Lean Production” is 25 Years Old – Some Thoughts on the Original John Krafcik Article 15.7k views
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  22. Wise Words from Mark Twain on Continuous Improvement and Perfection 14.8k views
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  30. About Mark Graban 10.8k views
  31. Fighting “We've Always Done It This Way” in Workplaces & Baseball 10.8k views
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  33. Video on a “2-Bin” Kanban System at a Pennsylvania Hospital 10.4k views
  34. Lean Comedy 10k views
  35. Tool Crib Management & Its Role in Lean Manufacturing 9.9k views
  36. “Standard” vs. “Standardized” Work in Lean 9.8k views
  37. Toyota is Admired for Good Reason… But About Those Rotating Job Shifts… 9.7k views
  38. Great Steve Jobs Video (& Transcript) from 1990 on Continuous Improvement 9.3k views
  39. Video: Toyota Helps a NYC Food Bank & Hurricane Sandy Victims 9.1k views
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