what my toyota mentors taught me about problem-finding

feature – introducing his book, the author tells us what his toyota mentors taught him with their contrasting, but ultimately complimentary approaches to problem finding. words: nate furuta i…

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don’t try to copy toyota, understand it instead

feature – based on his direct decades-long experience at toyota, the author explains what it takes to establish problem-finding and a kaizen culture in new environments. words: nate furuta ma…

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lean and agile, how they interact

feature – this article explains how lean thinking and the agile method can strengthen and optimize our digital transformation efforts.  words: carlos baldissera, christopher thompson, erasto me…

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prospering, not profiteering

feature – the impact of humankind on the environment is now beyond dispute. yet, too little is being done to adapt our business models. this compelling read explains why we need to create prosper…

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building lean into our strategy

case study – brazil-based construction company andrade gutierrez has been able to sustain its transformation by consistently developing internal capabilities and making lean thinking its strategy.…

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lean-powered decision making

feature – as lean thinkers, our focus is on problem-solving. the author explains why effectively solving problems depends on our ability to make the right decisions and suggests the lean communit…

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lean leadership and industry 4.0

research – the authors discuss the leadership traits that lean thinking and the implementation of industry 4.0 practices call for and explore their synergies. words: débora bianco, moacir godin…

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the legacy of leanardo da vinci

feature – was leonardo da vinci a lean thinker? this thought-provoking article looks at his legacy, connects it to lean, and reminds us of how ahead of his time the italian genius was. words: g…

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reinventing reimbursement

case study – the reimbursement department of the largest independent insurance company in brazil has brought together lean and digitalization to improve its service to customers. words: tatiana…

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superior quality to beat the competition

feature – today we repurpose a great article published in 2016 on japanese industry magazine kojo kanri that focuses on radical quality improvement at toyota industries corporation. words: tosh…

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