Kaizen Song: It’s a Long Way to the Top (Teaching Takt, Flow, Pull)

By Brad Schmidt
Here’s a little back-to-school rock ‘n’ roll.
It’s a Long Way to the Top (Teaching Takt, Flow, Pull)
[To the tune of It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll) by AC/DC]
Doing an assessment
Seeing lots of waste
No one will admit it
There just is no flow
Getting blocked
Getting told
“We are Lean”
Saving face
Hearing lies
Alibis
I tell you folks
It’s harder than it looks
It’s a long way to the top teaching Takt, Flow, Pull
It’s a long way to the top teaching Takt, Flow, Pull
If you think it’s easy doin’ one piece flow
Try converting a brown field plant
It’s a long way to the top teaching Takt, Flow, Pull
Don’t say “Toyota”
And make them wanna cry
Stock in the work cells
No asking the 5 whys
Seeing batch
Seeing push
Frowning faces
Doubting looks
Shaking heads
Raised hands
That’s how it goes
Teachin’ in a plant
It’s a long way to the top teaching Takt, Flow, Pull
It’s a long way to the top teaching Takt, Flow, Pull
If you wanna be a star of teaching Lean
Look out it’s rough and mean
If you think it’s easy doin’ one piece flow
Try converting a brown field plant
It’s a long way to the top teaching Takt, Flow, Pull
It’s a long way to the top teaching Takt, Flow, Pull
It’s a long way to the top teaching Takt, Flow, Pull
It’s a long way to the top teaching Takt, Flow, Pull
It’s a long way to the top teaching Takt, FLow, Pull
Well it’s a long way
Toyota way, you should’ve told me
It’s a long way, such a long way