Insights from Jim Womack

Jim Womack provides great insights in a recent interview, Thought Leaders — Lean On Me: All the Japanese car companies did the quality thing based on the Deming Prize criteria and so forth back in the 1960s and 70s. What that meant was, they tried to get from end-of-the-line inspection to inspection at the source. […]

Womack on Lean in China

From the Lean blog another valuable podcast: Lean in China with Jim Womack. He is not impressed with the state of lean in China yet. Lean Enterprise China [the broken link was removed] has been established to aid the adoption of the best management practices in China. Read articles by Jim Womack Related: China’s Lean […]

Womack Podcast on GM

Topic: Management Improvement, Toyota Production System Womack Audio on Bloomberg.com [the broken link was removed] (14 minutes) via the Lean Blog, where they quote from the audio: “What do they worry about? They worry about the fact the system is still driven out of Japan and they’re everywhere now in terms of factories, in terms […]

Conclusion of Jim Womack Interview

Interview with Jim Womack part 5 of 5 has been posted by the Lean manufacturing blog. Each part provide valuable insights, from part 4: Toyota has recently said that it will now make a major effort to apply process thinking to dealer networks, probably beginning in Europe, and all of us who buy cars should […]

Womack and Jones Webinar

The Lean Enterprise Institute is offering a free 1 hour webinar with James Womack and Dan Jones on November 15th at 2 PM (US Eastern Time). Jim will deconstruct this broken consumer-provider-manufacturer model and show how to repair it using the six principles of lean consumption. The principles will be illustrated with examples of companies […]

Interview with Jim Womack

Q&A With Jim Womack by Mark Graban: The whole idea of lean solutions is to start with today’s customer in today’s circumstances and ask what the customer really wants. When we do this, the first thing to note is that manufactured goods have gotten vastly better, somewhat cheaper James Womack also lists the six principles […]

Most Popular Links on Management Sub-Reddit in 2016

I created the management sub-reddit many years ago. The management sub-reddit provides links to worthwhile management improvement content and the members indicate those links they liked. Here is a list of the most popular links added in the last year. Unintuitive Things I’ve Learned about Management by Julie Zhuo on Medium Mental Models I Find […]

Most Popular Links on Management Sub-Reddit in 2015

I created the management sub-reddit many years ago. The management sub-reddit provides links to worthwhile management content and the members indicate those links they liked. Here is a list of the most popular links added in the last year. People Don’t Fail, Processes Do by Terry Smith on The Lean Post The common objection to […]

The Future of Quality is to Actually Do What People Talked About Decades Ago

In the current ASQ Influential Voices post, Laurel Nelson-Rowe, ASQ managing director, asks: What’s the Future of Quality? The report they link to is hidden behind a register-wall. Hopefully in the future ASQ will have better User Experience (Ux) practices in place on the web site. But it is a good example of the failures […]