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Taiichi Ohno

Taiichi Ohno was regarded as “ruthless” in his will to drive out waste from the Toyota production system. One day Ohno stepped into one of the large warehouses at Toyota Gosei and told the staff of managers around him, “Get rid of this warehouse and in one year I will come back and look! 400 more words


Toyota Production System

In the automobile manufacturing industry, the Toyota Production System (TPS) is considered to be a major breakthrough after the mass production system of Henry Ford. Withholding the philosophy of “the complete elimination of all waste”, the TPS embodies all aspects of production in pursuit of the most efficient methods. 385 more words


Lean Production

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


Hospital CEO Chat Part 2: The Power of the System Aim

“A system is a network of interdependent components that work together to try to accomplish the aim of the system. A system must have an aim. 1,066 more words
Creating A Culture Of Efficiency In Care


The concept of ‘Kaizen’ has its roots in the early quality management Gurus, particularly Deming and Juran. Deming’s initial message was about the need to measure product deviations and to continually reduce them. 475 more words


The Noble Profession Of Process Excellence

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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