Masaaki Imai Remembers Lean Legends from Toyota
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.
Kiichiro Toyoda’s Notebooks on Visiting England
Mr. Imai explains the importance of going to gemba, or the place the work is done, while also explaining the roots of the Just in Time production system.