David Meier

David Meier
David Meier is the founder and president of Lean Associates, Inc., and is the co-author with Jeffrey Liker of the best-selling books, The Toyota Way Fieldbook and Toyota Talent: Developing Your People the Toyota Way. David learned the Toyota Production System as one of the first leaders hired at Toyota’s Georgetown, KY, facility where he worked in the plastic molding department. Over a 10-year period in Kentucky and Japan, he received training and mentoring in TPS principles including full-time coaching by TPS experts. As a trainer and speaker on how to launch and sustain lean transformations, David has worked in North America, Russia, Europe, Brazil, and Asia for a variety of service and manufacturing industries, including healthcare, food processing, automotive, aerospace, wood and plastic products, chemical processing, metal machining, fabricating, welding, and assembly operations. He currently helps companies implement lean principles through Lean Associates, Inc.

Guest Post: Standardized Work is for Leaders, Not Just Assembly Lines

Mark's note: Today's post is by David Meier, a former Toyota group leader, and co-author of the excellent books The Toyota Way Fieldbook and...

Guest Post: Is TPS the “Best” System?

In this LinkedIn Group discussion, a member posted this question: "In the book TPS Taiichi Ohno gives in chapter 5 praises to Henry Ford. He...

Scientific proof that change is difficult!

By David Meier, Lean AssociatesMark,I wanted to share two recent articles that discuss new scientific evidence related to the change process. Many of your...