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Observations on Lean in Action in Japan

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 30, 2009

What did a group of Agilists see when they "went to the gemba" in Japan to observe Lean in action? Here is a roundup of observations from bloggers and newsgroup writers on this spring's "Roots of Lean" tour to Japan, led by Mary and Tom Poppendieck. The tour visited both manufacturing and software organizations, and included Henrik Kniberg, Sune Gynthersen, & Gabrielle Benefield, among others.