The History and Context of Lean

Kaizen: The Key to Japan's Competitive Success

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 09-06-08
[amazon asin=007554332X&template=iframe image] Author: Masaaki Imai Publication Date: 1987 Book Description: What's the key message? Kaizen means improvement. In the workplace, it means continuous improvement involving everyone - managers and workers alike. The book focuses much more on the attitudes and culture of kaizen than it does the tools. The Read More

The Machine That Changed the World

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on
[amazon asin=0060974176&template=iframe image] Author: James Womack, Daniel Jones and Daniel Roos Publication Date: 1990 Book Description: What's the key message? The Machine That Changed the World is the product of a 5-year, $5M study of the international auto industry. It was really an exploration of the Toyota Production System and Read More

Toyota Production System

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on
[amazon asin=0915299143&template=iframe image] Author: Taiichi Ohno Publication Date: 1978 Book Description: What's the key message? As a book, Toyota Production System is one of the most important books in any lean leader's library. The primary reason is its author, Taiichi Ohno. While the development of the Toyota Production System at Read More