Follows the historical flow leading to the development of what we know as Lean today. Describes the contributions of Adam Smith, Eli Whitney, Frederick Taylor, Henry Ford, Kiichiro Toyoda, W Edwards Deming, Taiicho Ohno and Jim Womack. Provides insight into how each contributor further developed his predecessor’s work ultimately leading to the complete business philosophy of Lean.

Provides the historical sequence of activities that led to the development of the Toyota Production System (Lean). Demonstrates the efficacy of Lean with a graph taken from Consumer Reports. >>
Lean History