Taichi Ohno’s mind was triggered when he saw an America supermarket where the store shelves had very little inventory of each item and when the item was removed by the shopper, the store clerk very quickly replaced the inventory. He recognized that this was possible at Toyota. He knew that inventory was a terrible waste:… Continue reading How to make Lean work! – Inventory
Of course, many of you have had great success with your Lean efforts but according to a survey with 10,000 people only 1.5% have been able to sustain their efforts after 10 years; Toyota has been doing it for over 70 years. First, what is the purpose of Lean? “In short, Lean methodology is a way of… Continue reading How to make Lean work!