The lean Manufacturing and Japanese culture

Some people may think that implementing TPS is a set of tools (5S, Gemba Walk, Hoshin Kanri, 5 Why’s, 8D, RCCA, 6-sigmas, black belt program, SPC, …) that need to be implemented and often they miss the point of promoting the Japanese culture (or at least lean culture and values) that is the real foundations to make these systems sustainable.

In this post, I would like to share how Japanese culture and mindset take precedence on TPS (Toyota Production System) or lean manufacturing systems.

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