Saturday, April 19, 2008

Getting Rid Of Waste

I just read a book on the Toyota Production System. One key principle of TPS is the elimination of waste. Rather than focus directly on increasing productivity, in TPS productivity is a trailing indicator: get rid of waste and productivity will rise as a consequence. The term waste is used in the broadest sense of the word including; inventories, waiting time, poor quality, unnecessary work, movement or transportation, mistakes leading to corrections and unused creativity etc. Learning from the lean, what could that mean for you?

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Urban Gavelin a native Swede with more than twenty five years of business experience. He has held positions as director of sales- marketing- and business development on Nordic, European and World Wide levels. Urban has lived and worked in Stockholm, London and New York, now works primarily with leadership development and sales training and is a credentialed coach. He has studied Executive Management at Lausanne Business School and Stockholm School of Economics.

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