Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Learning About Lean at Toyota

One indication of the interest of Lean in our area will happen tomorrow. Our local group of lean manufacturers, the Wabash Valley Lean Network, is sponsoring a field trip to Toyota's fork truck assembly plant in Columbus, Indiana. We have two big busses booked full...100 people in all are signed up for the tour, sold out quickly. We had to limit each member company to only five people. Interest in Lean? You betcha.

I'm hoping to see more on implementation. What happens in that culture? What work group leadership happens? How is improvement organized?

Look ahead to reports on what we see. I hope it will be helpful. Feel free to forward to a friend. Email me

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