Lean Thinking’s Past, Present, and Future
Enjoy this free track featuring Jim Womack, the founder of LEI and pioneer of lean thinking in the U.S., and Jim Morgan, senior advisor of LEI’s Lean Product and Process Development program.
Jim Womack launches the VLX by taking a brief walk through key moments in Lean history – describing dramatic leaps in principles and practice during many crises up to the present as lean leaders advanced the concept of lean enterprise. He will also reflect on what we have learned in the present crisis as lean leaders have responded. And he will talk about designing the future – not just for products and processes – but designing a future Lean Community able to meet and master new crises on the horizon.
Building on his experience at the 100-plus-year-old Ford and the start-up Rivian, Jim Morgan reveals a set of first principles that will guide us through the next lean innovations.
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|Review schedule and key points for week. Get familiar with Go Do Challenge, introduce yourself on slack, and answer discussion question.
Jim Womack, PhD,
LEI Founder, Senior Advisor, and Author
|Key Moments in Lean History|
|Jim Morgan, PhD, LEI Senior Advisor, LPPD, and Author||Lean Product & Process Development Guiding Principles and Practices
|Jim Womack and Jim Morgan||Moderated Panel with Q&A|
|Final reflections and plan for applying the learning.|
Recieved a B.A. in political science from the University of Chicago in 1970, a master's degree in transportation systems from Harvard in 1975, and a Ph.D. in political science from MIT in 1982 (for a dissertation on comparative industrial policy in the U.S., Germany, and Japan).
Co-author of The Machine That Changed the World(Macmillan/Rawson Associates, 1990), Lean Thinking (Simon & Schuster, 1996), Lean Solutions (Simon & Schuster, 2005), and Seeing The Whole Value Stream (Lean Enterprise Institute, 2011).
His most recent industry experience was serving as Chief Operating Officer at Rivian, an electric vehicle manufacturer that he helped lead through a critical transition period.
Jim co-authored (with Professor Jeffrey Liker) the award-winning book The Toyota Product Development System (2006) and Designing the Future (2018).
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A great combination of higher-level reflection and practical tips for continuing my path to becoming more helpful to society.
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