Learn how some of the top thinkers in the United States helped contribute to, and shape, the conception of Lean Manufacturing’s principles. Examine Frederick Taylor’s legacy as the father of standard work, a key lean principle.
Delve into Henry Ford’s contributions to manufacturing but also his long-standing legacy in determining how workers are treated within the manufacturing industry. Learn how you can follow in his footsteps and empower and engaging your workforce drawing on his techniques.
Examine William Deming’s humble beginnings and his commitment to waste elimination and complete your tour of American Lean thought leaders with Joseph Juran’s philosophy of defect elimination. Juran’s studies were instrumental in promoting quality control and human resistance to change and his ideas left a lasting impression on Lean thinking.