5 Responses to Learning to See

  1. William Ryan says:

    One must learn to see waste and inefficiency that others do not. “The most serious kind of waste is the waste that one does not see”. T Ohno. Learning to see with fresh eyes is part of going to the Gemba. Learn to look at thing from a different and other peoples perspective. Learning to see is also part of learning to listen. Be aware of your surroundings and circumstance at all times including the social and emotional intelligence aspect required of leading and doing to bring positive change.

  2. Ray Wilson says:

    Excellent graphic Bob, and a great title. I would be interested to hear more of your thoughts on the Wealth Creation topic of Lean in comparison to TPS.

  3. Eric de Greef says:

    At the risk of sitting on the fence, I think both models and approaches have their strengths and overlap as well. In terms of graphics I prefer TPS as it has more of a logic and solid structure. Working in service industry myself the TPS model is more appropriate because of the (respect for) people element and there isn’t always a perfect process. Lean House, technical, suppliers, is more suitable for manufacturing. Remarkable though that I see the Toyota model more suitable for services…..

  4. Kjell says:

    Thanks for making the difference so visual, and helping me to see and understand what I have felt was missing in the Lean implementation. I preferred TPS with the clear focus on Customer and the market situation and the consequences for the company to be successful in that business.

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