Tapping Technology to Boost the Power of Lean: A Talk with Jeff Liker and Jim Morgan (Transcript)
Industry 4.0 is not a disruptive force that makes TPS irrelevant, but rather can be an enabler that builds on lean culture and thinking. What principles should lean companies prioritize as they introduce digital tools into their work? Lean thinkers Jeff Liker and Jim Morgan start with the basics of people, processes, and purpose. Read a full transcript of their conversation about the TPS-Industry 4.0 mashup with WLEI Host Tom Ehrenfeld.
How Respect for People Animates the Lean Spirit
Practicing respect is an animating force of lean leadership that colors how one coaches and develops people. This roundup of articles from our archives shares a range of voices on this essential practice.
Product Development Lessons from a Global Pandemic
How a Lean Product & Process Development (LPPD) approach would accelerate a Covid-19 vaccine.
Enduring Lessons from The Birth of Lean
Lean was never conceived as a new and comprehensive system designed to replace conventional enterprise. Rather, as shown in The Birth of Lean, it evolved over years, and then decades, to become what we know it as today.