Kaikaku: The Power and Magic of Lean : a Study in Knowledge Transfer

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PCS Inc., 2004 - Industrial management - 392 pages
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Author Norman Bodek is the secret weapon of lean manufacturing. In his 59 trips to Japan, Norman met Shigeo Shingo, Taiichi Ohno and other architects of lean, then published their books in English and other languages. The story of his quest is amazing -- with lessons for anyone interested in lean. The term Kaikaku means much more than kaizen (process improvement). It is a large and fundamental change of policy, practice, or awareness.
 

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Contents

The Journey Begins
5
Introducing Dr Shigeo Shingo
15
Taiichi Ohno
27
Defining Waste
39
Dr Shingo Asking Five Whys at Granville Phillips
45
My First Trip to Japan A Thriller
49
Discovering Shingo A Magic Moments
63
The Lobster Feast and The First Changeover by Dr Shingo
71
Shigehiro Nakamura
213
Kaoru Ishikawa
227
Iwao Kobayashi 20 Keys
231
Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers JUSE
235
Dr W Edwards Deming
237
The Impact of Dr Joseph Juran
251
Life Time Employment System
253
Quick and Easy Kaizen
257

The Study Mission Process
85
SMED Quick Changeovers the Heart of Shingo and JIT
93
My Mental Transformation There are Gems Scattered All Over Japan
103
Developing an Understanding of Japan
121
Factory Tours A Feast for the Eyes
127
The Gemba Walk
137
5 S
143
Discovering Books in Japan
147
Fire the Quality Manager
155
The Best Factory in the World
161
Getting to Know Dr Shingo
171
The Birth of the Kaizen Blitz
177
Finding Books and Meeting Kazuhiro Uchiyama
187
Shingo the Teacher
193
Never Take No for an Answer
197
Introduction to TPM Another Billion Dollar Idea
201
A Gallery of Great Geniuses
277
Professor Louis E Davis and SocioTechnical Systems
295
Failure to Change is a Vice
301
Summary
305
Gary Convis President Toyota TMMK
307
Gary Simula Technicolor Corporation
319
Professor Doc Robert Hall
329
Don Dewar President QCI International
341
Richard Schonberger
345
Vision Statements
355
Lean Terms
361
Biography
369
Bibliography
373
Index
387
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