Critique of Lean
Critique of Lean: Pathway to Improvement critically examines the fundamental nature of Lean management and its association to Toyota’s management system.
This rigorous and insightful critique challenges decades-old assertions of philosophical, technical, and evolutionary sameness. The result is a clear differentiation between Lean and Toyota’s management system.
Critique of Lean reveals the truth about Lean. In doing so, it provides valuable guidance to both the originators of Lean and the users of Lean for improving the product, Lean, with the intention to achieve better outcomes for all stakeholders.
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Reviews of Critique of Lean
“It’s an important read if you want to challenge your current Lean Paradigm.”Amazon Customer
“I think you’ll love Critique of Lean. Very clearly describes much of what is wrong with the Lean movement.”Tony Polidori
“I think that you should pull it from the market and rethink whether this is really what you want to say to the lean community… At best people will ignore it; at worst they will be highly offended.”Bill W.
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Critique of Lean: Pathway to Improvement
by Bob Emiliani
The CLBM, LLC, South Kingstown, RI, USA
200 pages • ISBN 978-0-9898631-7-9 • March 2017 • Price $20.00
Chapter 1 Failure to Learn from the Past
Professor Monden’s Work Ignored
Shingijutsu TPS Training
Lean Did Not Learn from History
The Wisdom of Henry Gantt
Same Six Criticisms from Workers
Chapter 2 Poor Interpretation of TPS
No “Respect for People”
Lean = TPS – Umami
A Moving Target
Chapter 3 Ignoring the Big Problems
Leaning to Not See
Lean Transformation Process Failure
Lean for Capital, Not Labor
How Economics Subverts Lean
Chapter 4 Failure to Improve
Still Missing the Point
Chapter 5 What Next?
The Long View
Improving Lean Transformation Process
Lean Transformation Models
People Love Craft
Chapter 6 Closing Comments
Summary of Criticisms
About the Author