Category: Taiichi Ohno

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The Kipling Method vs. the Ohno Method

There is an interesting story told by Toyota veterans who worked directly with Taiichi Ohno. When the great sensei and architect of the Toyota Production System was introduced to the 5W1H questions for problem solving, he said “You don’t need all of those. Just keep asking “why?” until you find

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Taiichi Ohno Video on Youtube

Only it’s in Turkish. Unfortunately that’s not one of my languages, and I can only hear brief snippets of Japanese beneath it, not enough to make out more than a few words. If any readers are capable in Turkish perhaps you can share with us a few highlights. Nevertheless I

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The Toyota Production System by Taiichi Ohno, Chapter 1

  トヨタ生産方式―脱規模の経営をめざして First published in 1978, Taiichi Ohno’s book, “The Toyota Production System: Aiming to Manage Free from Economies of Scale” is a classic. I have never read it in English, and my rendering of his words from Japanese will no doubt differ somewhat from the existing English version of

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The 5W1H of 5 Why

There is a wise saying that “Knowledge means nothing without wisdom to profit by it.” It’s not who we are, who we know or what we know, it’s what we do with that knowledge. We all have tremendous power to do good or ill depending on how we put our

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