Took me some time to finish this book, because I’d read it before going to bed and get fidgety and ultimately depressed. Often, I’d lay there thinking of my current or former places of employment and think how easy it would be to implement some changes. Of course, I had tried at places in the past and failed spectacularly. Ultimately, I enjoyed this book as a good overview of the Toyota methods. It does lack in detail on developing a culture, but even Dr. Liker seems to admit the incredible challenges in that. Of course, that’s what every company could use the most. I go back and forth on the effectiveness of Toyota methodology. Sometimes, when looking where I am, I see it as the tool box, but other times I can see the full picture of what it should be. This book is a great introduction to the world of lean.

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