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Birth of Lean 2

Birth of Lean 2

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TheBirtho 
 
Lean
Conversations with
Taiichi Ohno
,
Eiji
 
Toyoda
,
 
andother fgures who shaped Toyota management
Koichi Shimokawa
 
 and
 
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
 
and
 
Takahiro Fujimoto
with
Kenichi Kuwashima
 
and
 
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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