A Gemba Talk with Womack on Lean

Is Lean anything more than a Hypothesis? Dr Jim Womack: “The life of lean is experiments. All authority for any sensei flows from experiments on the gemba [the place where work takes place], not from dogmatic interpretations of sacred texts or the few degrees of separation from the founders of the movement. In short, lean is not a religion but a daily practice of conducting experiments and accumulating knowledge.”

Listen to Dr. Womack discuss Lean in the first part of a two part podcast. Part 2 of the podcast will be next Tuesday. We discussed his new book Gemba Walks and many of the problems in implementing Lean.

Download Podcast: Right Click and chose Save As: Gemba Talk, Part 1 or go to the Business901 iTunes Store.

Dr. Womack is the founder of and senior advisor to the Lean Enterprise Institute, Inc., a nonprofit training, publishing, conference, and management research company chartered to advance a set of ideas known as lean production and lean thinking.

Other Books by Dr. Womack:
Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation
Lean Solutions: How Companies and Customers Can Create Value and Wealth Together
The Machine That Changed the World : The Story of Lean Production

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