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

By Pascal Dennis

Second Edition of a Shingo Prize Winner    in keeping with the author's own adventure with Toyota’s grasp lecturers and with businesses in the course of nice switch, Andy & Me: trouble & 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 sort, this hugely renowned paintings follows Tom's courting with Andy Saito, a reclusive retired Toyota guru whom Tom persuades to assist keep his plant during the instructing of the mythical Toyota creation method (TPS). in this trip, the reader learns that TPS is greater than only a number of instruments; it includes a brand new frame of mind and behaving. even though Tom reveals luck — either in his plant and in his own lifestyles — he learns from Andy that profitable development is unending and eternal.This version comprises examine questions after each one bankruptcy to help your studying and assist you inform a few of your individual tales. Pascal Dennis discusses the second version of his Shingo Prize-winning booklet Andy & Me.

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Problems are handled by engineers. Workers do as they are told. Sylvain is enamored with his Virtual Manufacturer software, which tells him what’s happening machine by machine. If it’s so good, why can’t he improve delivery, quality, or cost? He has been after me to invest even more in Virtual Manufacturer and to hire more engineers. Nor does Sylvain believe in what he calls “foreign” manufacturing practices. He wasn’t impressed when I told him about Andy. “Tom, we’re Taylor Motors. Toyota learned everything from us,” he told me.

Please explain. b. If you agree, how might we humanize mass production? Tom uses three different metaphors to describe NJMM. a. * b. Why is it useful to draw things out in this way? * The Back of the Napkin, by Dan Roam, illustrates the power of visual thinking and provides tips on how to get started. © 2011 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC 6 Walking the Plant I arranged for a detailed plant walkthrough with Andy. I wanted him to see things up close and to introduce him to each shop manager. It was another awful February morning.

Again, Andy just looked at me. “Sincere mind, Tom-san. ” “Tom-san, to make quality car we need four M’s: man and woman, method, machine, and material. Most important is the team member. ” Again, the thought had never occurred to me. Was I stupid? “Mr. Why is Andy so interested in Stop buttons, safety mats, and fire extinguishers? Why was he so interested in Safety, in general? The key to productivity, says Andy, is not to make more, but to use less effort. a. Explain Andy’s thinking. b. ” What’s wrong with that?

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