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TOP 10 TOYOTA KATA LESSONS
Author: By Michael Lombard
Summary
Media Format: Presentations
Publish Date: 3/16/2014
Here are ten terrifically-useful lessons from the ongoing effort to embed Toyota Kata into the culture at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Plano.
Lean Startup: From Toyota City to Fremont to You
Author: Shook, John
Summary
Media Format: Presentations
Publish Date: 2/10/2014

Speaking at the 2013 Lean Startup Conference, John Shook, CEO of the Lean Enterprise Institute, used his slides to give the audience some background on lean’s development and its key concepts. But he also noted that whether a company is a startup or an established company, lean thinking and practice means:

  • Engage Everyone in Problem Finding and Continuous Experimentation
  • Give Everyone Permission to Fail and Ability to Succeed
Managing on Purpose
Author: Shook, John
Summary
Media Format: Presentations
Publish Date: 2/10/2014

John Shook, CEO of the nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute, introduces a lean transformation “house” or model that uses five key questions to customize the transformation to a company’s business situation. 

Shook believes too many companies defaulted into a prescriptive transformation model by simply trying to copy the tools and techniques in the classic Toyota Production System house that has been around for 40+ years. John will talk about the model at the 2014 Lean Transformation Summit.

PDCA FAST START
Author: By Mike Rother
Summary
Media Format: Presentations
Publish Date: 2/2/2014
This SlideShare explains a structured routine that makes it easy to conduct effective experiments.  Anyone can use it right now.
SHARPEN YOUR KATA COACHING
Author: By Bill Costantino
Summary
Media Format: Presentations
Publish Date: 1/5/2014
Here are five easy techniques to improve your coaching when using the 5 Coaching Kata Questions. This is a SlideCast, so turn your speakers on and click 'Play.'
Presentation - Manufacturing’s Next Chapter: The Story of GE Appliances and the Future of Manufacturing in North America
Author: Shook, John
Summary
Media Format: Presentations
Publish Date: 12/18/2013

Lean Enterprise Institute CEO John Shook, during a keynote presentation at the 2013 AME conference, offered lessons about cultural change, the rise and fall and resurrection of various production facilities – and about what’s working soundly at GE’s appliance manufacturing facility in Kentucky.

Join in the Q&A with GE Appliance executives at the 2014 Lean Transformation Summit

Acting Your Way to Horizontal Thinking
Author: Womack, Jim
Summary
Media Format: Presentations
Publish Date: 11/20/2013

In this keynote presentation from the 2013 AME conference, James Womack, founder of the nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute, and Ingersoll-Rand executive Todd  Wyman summarize the key steps in the company’s developing lean transformation, including:

  • Changing management’s focus from vertical silos to horizontal value streams
  • Main elements of its daily management effort
  • Steps for management gemba walks
  • Results from a compressor value stream

Register for the 2014 Lean Transformation Summit to hear Ingersoll-Rand’s lean journey in even more detail.

HOW TO USE THE IMPROVEMENT KATA FORMS
Author: By Richard Green
Summary
Media Format: Presentations
Publish Date: 11/20/2013
In this SlideShare, Richard Green has annotated the standard IK Storyboard forms with instructions for how to use them... brilliant. You may need to download the file from SlideShare to get the best resolution for reading the instructions in this how-to guideline.
ARE WE USING THE 5 WHYS INCORRECTLY?
Author: By Mike Rother and Constantin May
Summary
Media Format: Presentations
Publish Date: 10/17/2013
FOR REFLECTION AND DISCUSSION. Like several Lean concepts of the 20th Century, we should perhaps revisit our interpretation of this one. The 5 Whys may be more brainstorming technique than problem-solving technique. See also: http://goo.gl/pVKilS
THE COACHING KATA CHAIN OF COACHING
Author: By Gerd Aulinger, Mike Rother & Mark Rosenthal
Summary
Media Format: Presentations
Publish Date: 8/4/2013
There's a lot of interest in what the Coach/Learner dialog looks like when it's extended across all levels of an organization. It's useful to have a picture of what you're working toward, which is what this SlideShare shows you. Also see: http://theleanthinker.com/2013/08/18/the-struggle/