Masaaki Imai on Lean
Ron Pereira sits down for more than 40 minutes and talks with Mr. Masaaki Imai who is known the world over as the original “Lean Guru” and the father of Continuous Improvement. Mr. Imai has been a pioneer and leader in spreading the kaizen philosophy all over the world. His firsthand account of the history of lean based on his close associations and travels with such legendary giants as Shoichiro Toyoda and Taichi Ohno and reveals the secrets behind the success of such Japanese companies.
Masaaki Imai on Lean: Part 1
Mr. Imai explains what he and Toyota founder Sakichi Toyoda have in common as well as how Sakichi Toyoda was an amazing inventor. Mr. Imai also explains his relationship with Sakichi's son, Kiichiro Toyoda.