Planet Lean editor Roberto Priolo sat down with Ian Hurst and Keith Edwards of the Toyota Lean Management Centre – who spoke at our Summit this past November – to discuss standardized work, and more.
We are very excited about our Lean Summit that takes place next week. For those that haven’t yet booked there are still a few places left to join 200 other Lean Thinkers. To see what you may miss out on and why you should participate here is a brief outline of the event.
It is fair to say that over the last quarter of a century the term lean has spread to almost every sector. In the early days of implementation the manufacturing companies visiting Japan to see what Toyota was doing had a number of false starts or lessons learned
There is no doubt that Policy Deployment (or hoshin kanri) is an integral part of any lean implementation. It’s a management process that aligns - both vertically and horizontally - an organization’s functions and activities with its strategic objectives.