PREFACE


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PREFACE
PREFACEThere have been hundreds of books written about Lean and specific topics of continuous improvement. I have lost count, but I know that I have read most of them. All these books provide useful information about continuous improvement principles and tools for the production floor. The need for culture change is discussed, but the approaches all seem to point back to using tools and improving production processes as a basis. The tools side of improvement is visible; therefore, it is easy to learn and unfortunately easy to mimic the improvement activities of other organizations. The behavioral alignment and cultural development side of improvement is invisible; executives have put off this side of improvement because it is too slow, it takes too much time and effort, and the human element is complex. For decades most organizations have cycle…
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Terence T. Burton: Global Kata: Success Through the Lean Business System Reference Model. PREFACE, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2016), AccessEngineering Export