What I Learned fromTaiichi Ohno
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The Talk: Under the Guidance of Taiichi Ohno
Proessor [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 TechnologyTranser 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.