Make Technology Fit with People and Lean Processes


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Make Technology Fit with People and Lean Processes
10112031010204Make Technology Fit with People and Lean Processes
Back to the Abacus? "Lean is antitechnology." "Those lean bigots are always bad-mouthing IT." "If it were up to the lean dreamers we would scrap all our computers and even our pens are too high tech—they want pencil and paper." These are examples of statements we often hear, particularly from frustrated IT professionals who are being blocked by the lean folks from implementing the technologies they had planned. The impression is that Toyota does not believe in advanced technology of any kind. They seem to imagine Toyota as a company where everyone carr…
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Jeffrey K. Liker; David Meier: Toyota Way Fieldbook. Make Technology Fit with People and Lean Processes, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2006), AccessEngineering Export