Retranslating Lean From Its Origin

Retranslating Lean From Its Origin

By Discovery Lean Six Sigma

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Back to the basics of the TPS house

The world first became aware of the Toyota Production System (TPS) when Taiichi Ohno published a book about his groundbreaking efforts at Toyota. It was published in Japan in 1978. The Japanese version of his book wasn’t translated into English until 1988. Because 10 years had passed, this translation did not fully communicate the nuances of Ohno’s vision. The direct translation into English does not communicate the depth hidden within Ohno’s choice of words.


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By: Taran March @ Quality Digest
Posted: October 26, 2017, 7:01 pm

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