Andy & Me: Crisis & Transformation on the Lean Journey, by Pascal Dennis

By Pascal Dennis

Second Edition of a Shingo Prize Winner    in accordance with the author's own adventure with Toyota’s grasp academics and with businesses in the middle of nice swap, Andy & Me: drawback & Transformation at the Lean trip, now in its moment variation, is a company novel set in a failing New Jersey car plant targeting the tribulations of Tom Pappas, the plant supervisor. The events, characters, and plant politics will ring real with many readers. In a funky, readable kind, this hugely well known paintings follows Tom's courting with Andy Saito, a reclusive retired Toyota guru whom Tom persuades to assist shop his plant during the instructing of the mythical Toyota creation process (TPS). in this trip, the reader learns that TPS is greater than only a choice of instruments; it includes a brand new mind set and behaving. although Tom reveals good fortune — either in his plant and in his own existence — he learns from Andy that winning development is never-ending and eternal.This variation comprises learn questions after each one bankruptcy to help your studying and assist you inform a few of your individual tales. Pascal Dennis discusses the second variation of his Shingo Prize-winning publication Andy & Me.

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Explain your answer. b. Are there any cultural elements that make the Lean system easier or harder to implement? Explain. Sylvain manages the Weld shop through banks of computers. Problems are handled by specialists and workers do as they’re told. What are the pros and cons of this approach? What does Tom mean when he suggests that Sylvain has “never left a footprint”? © 2011 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC 7 Continuing the Tour I’ve always loved the Paint shop. Imagine bright lights on clean painted metal, elegant robots and vast overhead spaces filled with white ventilation ducts.

Saito, we are going to lose our plant. People I care about will lose their jobs. All I know about you is what Dean told me. But I think you can help us. ” Saito looked at me. “The Toyota way is a severe way. Not one or two months. Not one or two years, but a whole lifetime. Please understand. ” “Mr. ” He looked at me again. ” “You mean New York fries. ” “Ah, very good,” he laughed. ” I nod. An unusual lunch, but what the hell. “Okay. ” He turned and walked away, leaving me with Kano and Ueshiba.

He knows how to play the game. You keep shipping cars to absorb the overhead. ” We walked over to the sealer line where a sticky white sealer is applied to seams. I stopped in front of Sealer Robot #4, which had been implicated in a recent rash of water leaks. ” “I think we’ve solved the problem, Tom. The filter had been getting clogged, so we’ve increased our maintenance frequency. No problems in the past week. ” “Good work, Fred. ” He was a good manager. Then we went up to the mezzanine to have a look at our paint booths and bake ovens.

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