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.
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
Lean, Quality, Six Sigma Consultants and Organizations – 28 Day Marketing Program
Lean is the tool that Creates the Customer Relationship
Why Lean Marketing? Because it is the Future of Marketing …
PDCA for Lean Marketing, Knowledge Creation
Lean Marketing Creates Knowledge for the Customer