Lean Basics,Lean History

The History of Lean Thinking

17 Feb , 2016   Video

As some sources are mentioning a history of lean thinking is rooted several hundreds years back all the way to the Venice in 16th century where a first written trace of the “moving” assembly line could be found.

This video gives very brief overview of some of the important events and people in the history of the lean management such as:

  • Henry Ford and his famous production line, and concept of mass production,
  • W. Edward Deming, a father of the continuous improvement and his famous concept of the PDCA (Plan – Do – Check – Act),
  • Taiichi Ohno as creator of the TPS (Toyota Production System) and JIT production (Just in Time),
  • James P. Womack, Daniel T. Jones and Daniel Roos who wrote a book “The Machine That Changed The World”, where they described lean production.

This video doesn’t give detailed overview of the History of Lean but only a brief introduction.

The video ends with the description of how lean is implemented in service industry as well.
Watch the video and share your thoughts and opinion in the comment.


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