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Ask “Why” Five Times: The Technique

The Five Why’s is a troubleshooting technique developed as a part of the move to Just-in-Time production at Toyota Motor Company in the early 1970’s. The approach uses a systematic questionnaire technique to search for root causes of a problem. 429 more words


The Genchi Genbutsu Philosophy

Taiichi Ohno, creator of the Toyota Production System is credited, perhaps of dubious authenticity, with taking new graduates to the shopfloor and drawing a chalk circle on the floor. 357 more words


"Best" Practices

“Failure is a great equalizer of quality”

Eric Ries

I’ve been getting perhaps too philosophical lately, but here is one thing that puzzled me for years. 821 more words