The Most Important Tool Of The 21st Century
These CEOs and many other mid-market leaders are embracing the Toyota Production System referred to as LEAN. Often misunderstood as a tool exclusively for manufacturers, Toyota's methodology for eliminating waste is having a huge impact on large and small companies in all sectors of the economy. And for those thinking LEAN is synonymous with the overly complicated and expensive Six Sigma approach to quality improvement, one can relax. LEAN, though it requires a real change in mindset, uses a few very simple tools to drive dramatic improvements.