A new template for your continuous improvement initiative
Gain and strengthen capabilities for developing your continuous improvement implementation action plan; rather than attempting to copy Toyota, learn how to build a dynamic, customer-focused organization; readily understand and communicate core TPS concepts.
Learn a new way to frame and explain lean, understanding core Toyota Production System (TPS) concepts that have been distilled into easily-understandable language of physical fitness and athletic excellence. Recognizing that an attempt to copy Toyota inevitably leads to frustration and failure, learn instead from Toyota how to convert a flabby organization into a dynamic, constantly-improving, profoundly customer-focused entity. Hear how a fit organization, led by a fit leader, has the ability to continually improve, delivering superior performance and results over the long haul. Learn critical principles for organizational excellence from Toyota’s lean playbook, conveyed in readily-understood descriptions. Get pointers on developing a clear action plan for implementation of your continuous improvement initiative. Focus on coaching/communication, culture, daily management/meetings/training, employee engagement, kaizen, leadership/leader standard work, office/transactional processes as well as virtual systems/visual management.
Markovitz Consulting helps companies perform better and become better places to work through the application of lean principles. www.MarkovitzConsulting.com
Dan Markovitz is president of Markovitz Consulting, which applies lean concepts to knowledge work. He is a faculty member of the Lean Enterprise Institute, teaches at the Stanford University Continuing Studies Program and lectures at the Ohio State University Fisher School of Business. His book, A Factory of One, received a Shingo Research Award. His new book is Fit for Business. Markovitz holds a B.A. degree from Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.