Month: December 2006

Total 17 Posts

And Now We Have “Kakushin” (sigh…)

In the December 9, 2006 Wall Street Journal article titled As Rivals Catch Up, Toyota CEO Spurs Big Efficiency Drive the Toyota Motor Corporation President Watanabe adds another Japanese word to the Lean lexicon: kakushin. Debates could rage for years among Lean geeks: is it kaizen, kaikaku or kakushin? Let’s

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