As regular readers of this blog know, my first book, The Man Who Discovered Quality, was about W. Edwards Deming, the management guru who helped transform Japanese industry after World War II–the Toyota Production System was developed in collaboration with Deming–and later helped “rescue” U.S. 359 more words
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This is our tenth article based on “Toyota Production system – Beyond large scale production by Taichii Ohno”.
This is a scientific method employed in Toyota manufacturing systems which lead to the discovery of many lean philosophies and tools used today. 129 more words
This past week my organization, GBMP, moved from our home of twenty years at the Boston campus of the University of Massachusetts. The UMB College of Management needed more space and so did we, so we relocated to quarters that will afford room for our growing staff and dedicated training space for our customers. 552 more words
Just the other day, I watched a great talk by Joe Armstrong about self-healing systems. And I got to thinking: as we have figured out how to build effective nearly self-healing software systems, why can’t we figure out how to build effective nearly self-healing software companies? 1,180 more words