The Birth of Lean

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Takahiro Fujimoto
Lean Enterprise Institute, Mar 4, 2012 - Business & Economics - 300 pages
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This is an honest look at the origins of lean, written in the words of the people who created the system. Through interviews and annotated talks, you will hear first-person accounts of what these innovators and problem-solvers did and why they did it. You¿ll read rare, personal commentaries that explain the interplay of (sometimes opposing) ideas that created a revolution in thinking.

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