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ERIC Number: EJ815317
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7333
Systems Thinking, Lean Production and Action Learning
Seddon, John; Caulkin, Simon
Action Learning: Research and Practice, v4 n1 p9-24 Apr 2007
Systems thinking underpins "lean" management and is best understood through action-learning as the ideas are counter-intuitive. The Toyota Production System is just that--a system; the failure to appreciate that starting-place and the advocacy of "tools" leads many to fail to grasp what is, without doubt, a significant opportunity for learning and improvement. Two case studies illustrate the application of the ideas behind the Toyota System for service organisations. In each case, managers had to "un-learn" in order to learn how to take the opportunity provided by a systems approach to the design and management of work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom