Leveling: Be More Like the Tortoise Than the Hare


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Leveling: Be More Like the Tortoise Than the Hare
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The Leveling Paradox The Toyota Way is full of paradoxes, and one of the most counterintuitive is the leveling paradox: that slow and steady can beat fast and jerky, like the parable of the tortoise and the hare [which the older Toyota Production System (TPS) masters often cite]. The tortoise lumbers along slow and determined while the hare sprints, runs out of breath, and takes a nap. We see a similar trend all the time in the way people work. Work, work, work to meet a deadline, and then coast for a while. Toyota would always prefer a slow and consiste…
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Jeffrey K. Liker; David Meier: Toyota Way Fieldbook. Leveling: Be More Like the Tortoise Than the Hare, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2006), AccessEngineering Export