Stories from My Sensei: Two Decades of Lessons Learned by Steve Hoeft

By Steve Hoeft

In the culture of Taoist philosophers and Zen masters, Steve Hoeft tells the tales he realized from his Toyota construction procedure (TPS) grasp academics. occasionally enigmatic, occasionally humorous, yet continuously strong and enlightening, those tales of constant development and Lean implementation are prepared round the Toyota condo framework. After overlaying old and foundational features of TPS, the tales move directly to illustrate a wealth of crucial themes encompassing the undying, unchanging rules of Just-In-Time, in-built caliber, and recognize for individuals, and delves into specifics on many instruments like kanban, quickly Changeover, and A3 challenge Solving.


Winner of a 2011 Shingo learn book Award

More than leisure, the telling of news is a fashion that human knowledge is passed from one new release to the subsequent. it's a mild yet memorable approach to research the teachings of failure with no agony the non-public soreness of misdirected efforts; the way to locate the easiest course with no need to in my opinion event hundreds of thousands of dead-end trips. it's a option to achieve realizing that is going deeper than definitions.



When Steve writes in regards to the TPS residence, it isn't simply an abstraction. it's anything he lives. He can vividly photo it in each operation…. Steve’s stories…bring the home to life.
-Jeffrey ok. Liker, Shingo Prize-winning author of The Toyota Way


TPS is greater than only a production blueprint and a collection of commercial principles. it's a culture, a discovered and shared cultural legacy that imbues every one resulting iteration with ethics and a feeling of goal that is going a long way past the punching of a clock and the filling of a ledger. it truly is much better taught by way of tales than by way of rulebooks. perfect for person studying and mirrored image in addition to to be used with teams, tales From My Sensei offers key insights into how and how-not-to enforce TPS ideas. mirrored image questions accompany every one tale to aid readers practice the teachings to their very own situations—situations that may eventually turn into the root of news passed all the way down to the subsequent new release.

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