Tools & Techniques

The Machine that changed the World

Learning to Work Together

13th October 2009 - Daniel T Jones

On our trip to Japan to launch The Machine that Changed the World in 1990, the Chairman of Toyota, Dr Soichiro Toyoda, told me “The only competitors we really fear are the Germans, if they ever...

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Lean Summer Reading

26th May 2009 - Daniel T Jones

In the last year or two we have learnt more and more about what makes Toyota’s lean management system so successful. The emerging literature grows by the day and it is hard to keep up with it all....

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Making Hospitals Work Launch

19th May 2009 - Daniel T Jones

Two years ago we organised the first Global Lean Healthcare Summit in Stratford. This was both an inspiring and sobering event. We all glimpsed the huge potential of lean to improve the working of...

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Doing Lean Yourself

15th July 2008 - Daniel T Jones

I used to think lean was something best begun at work. I listened to friends who enthusiastically embraced lean in their homes, but I hesitated to recommend those new to lean to follow their example....

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Lean Homework

15th June 2008 - Daniel T Jones

The consumer goods industry is waking up to lean in a hurry. With rising input prices and powerful retailers trying to keep the lid on prices they have few other places to go. It is finally time to...

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