The idea of lean production was first analyzed in depth by John Krafcik when he and others were working on a motor vehicle program in the late 1980s. 475 more words
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Flourishing is a remarkable book, and rather heartwarming for those toiling in the vineyard of process excellence.
Remarkable because it’s a radical critique of sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility programmes – and, more widely, of 21st century capitalism – co-authored by two US business school professors and published by Stanford University. 814 more words
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“Genba rounds take conversations out of a conference room and move it to that central area of the practice. As a leader, you are visible there making it clear that we don’t want to merely sit in a conference room and look at a bunch of reports of what’s already happened.”
For the last months, couldn’t say how many now, I have been thinking about the different paths any Company could take in the Operational Excellence journey, and how to create the culture in an organization, as well as what are the differences between the japanese and western culture to face the change. 848 more words