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Birth of Lean 2

Birth of Lean 2

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Conversations with
Taiichi Ohno
andother fgures who shaped Toyota management
Koichi Shimokawa
Takahiro Fujimoto
 , Editors
Translated by Brian Miller with John Shook
The Lean Enterprise Institute
Cambridge, Massachussettslean.org Version 1.0March 2009
Copyright 2009 Lean Enterprise Institute. All rights reserved.Lean Enterprise Institute and the leaper image are registered trademarksof the Lean Enterprise Institute, Inc.ISBN: 978-1-934109-22-9Cover design by LapisworksMarch 2009The Lean Enterprise Institute, Inc.One Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142 USATel: 617-871-2900Fax: 617-871-2999lean.org
No part of this document may be reproduced, storedin a retrieval system, or transmitted in any formwithout the permission of Lean Enterprise Institute,Inc. To order copies or request permission toreproduce, please go to www.lean.org.
What I Learned fromTaiichi Ohno
 A talk by
Michikazu Tanaka
 As recorded and edited by
Koichi Shimokawa
Takahiro Fujimoto
Kenichi Kuwashima
Yasuo Sugiyama
The Talk: Under the Guidance of Taiichi Ohno
Proessor [Koichi] Shimokawa has asked me to describe or you my mem-ories o Taiichi Ohno, the ather o the kanban. I, like numerous others,owe a huge debt to Ohno-san. And since he has passed on, we wholearned rom him have a responsibility to convey his teachings to the next
 About the Text
The accompanying text is an adaptation o a talk delivered in January 1998by Michikazu Tanaka, a ormer executive o Daihatsu Motor. Tanaka gave thetalk to a study group convened under the auspices o the Japan TechnologyTranser Association and chaired and cochaired by the compilers o this vol-ume, Koichi Shimokawa and Takahiro Fujimoto. The study group comprisesautomotive production engineers and university researchers and has met regu-larly since 1991 to develop a vision or production systems in the automobileand automotive parts industries. The adaptation presented here refects sub-sequent editing by Tanaka.
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