For the past several months, I’ve been reading and reviewing Yoshihito Wakamatsu’s book “The Toyota Mindset”, which outlines what he calls the The Ten Commandments of Taiichi Ohno. These are, what we now know as basic practices in lean manufacturing, but Wakamatsu explanation brings to light the HOW, and not just the current what of the practice.
Below are the review pages and the specific topic I have attempted to summarize. I have learned a great deal from Wakamatsu’s book. I hope that as you read my reviews below, you will learn as well and grow as a practitioner of continuous improvement.
To read my reviews of Wakamatsu’s book on Taiichi Ohno, please visit the links below.
- Taiichi Ohno on Standard Work
- Taiichi Ohno on Genchi Genbutsu
- Do Not Act Spoiled
- Learn from Previous Masters
- Wastes Hide, Disclose All Mistakes
- Truth and Understanding
- Innovation and Craftiness
- Teach Others to Think
- Intelligent Automation
- Taiichi Ohno on Leadership
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Stephen Stanley says
The how is interesting but does anyone, anywhere adequately explain the “why”?