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Darril Wilburn

Darril Wilburn


Darril Wilburn was a leader in the development and implementation of some of Toyota Motor Manufacturing’s highest profile leadership development programs. Darril led the Toyota Way 2001 (Toyota core values and principles) implementation at Toyota’s largest manufacturing plant in North America. Darril worked with The Toyota Institute in Japan to develop the Toyota Business Practice (TBP) leading the global pilot of this program as well as the North American Senior Executive sessions. While at Toyota, Darril studied the Toyota Production System as a student of OMDD, Toyota’s internal Sensei group.  Darril was also part of the team that launched Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas where he led the assimilation and training of new to Toyota management. 

As a Managing Partner at Honsha, Darril has had the opportunity to work with the public and private sector on projects that reflect the current global economic condition. Working with one of the largest mortgage banks in the USA Darril and his Honsha team have implemented a redesign of the workflow to increase productivity and reduce cost and lead times. Darril is currently working with the State of Washington to develop a Lean culture that will help transform the way state government does business.

Darril is also co-author and co-editor of the recently released book, Toyota by Toyota.

Workshops Taught by Darril Wilburn
Creating a Sustainable Lean Culture: Connecting the “Product” and the “People” Value Streams Process-improvement tools are important, but their ultimate effectiveness depends on the ability to develop the underlying culture of problem solving to support continuous growth and improvement. This workshop explores the foundations of Toyota’s unique culture and helps you develop an action plan to support the transition from conventional to lean culture. More »
Leading the Organization with Courage and Humility (at the 2018 Transformation Summit) Alignment with the principles of Continuous Improvement and Respect is the starting point.    Leaders that model and teach the balance of courage and humility can build a culture of continuous improvement that shows the highest level of respect for people.    Once organizations align their actions with these principles then excellence is the natural outcome.   Using individual, small group, and large group activities and discussions we will dig deep into the Principles and concepts that make Lean organizations thrive.   For example, we will examine how Go and See and PDCA are examples of how we may, or may not, More »