The elimination of wastes is paramount to Kaizen and continuous improvement, but it encompasses more than simply removing physical waste within a physical process. Every frivolous movement of a person or a part, down to an improperly planned day and careless waste of time, should be looked at to uncover what can be removed. From communication to management, leadership, and beyond, Muda-tori helps you create a strong, energized workplace.
In this paradigm-shifting book about waste elimination in all its forms, Sensei Hitoshi Yamada will open your eyes to the various forms of waste and what can be done to address the issue of wastefulness, which is abundant not only in business but in each individual’s life. He walks you through his introduction to Lean methodologies as the pupil of Mr. Taiichi Ohno, and how he views waste in all its forms. Through this, you will receive an education unlike any other.
Mr. Yamada offers practical advice and hints to help you eliminate waste from your work and your personal life, and he helps you develop your true state of being to maximize your time enjoying both work and life.
From the back of the book:
Do you have what it takes to break through unhealthy and unprofitable management styles to develop an organization that is strong, rewarding, and trusting? Do your fellow employees encourage and support each other, collectively seeing small failures as chances to learn and work together to develop a better standard of work? That is the organizational structure we should all be striving to create.
Muda-tori helps individuals and organizations realize this structure through the complete elimination of all waste, in every aspect of life.