Kai ka ku are Japanese characters meaning a 'transformation of the mind,' 'working with others to achieve radical change,' and 'to bring new and vital energy to your organization.' Norman Bodek brings his vast cross cultural experience in Japanese manufacturing systems to American industry and creates proven results. With his first hand knowledge of Lean Manufacturing origins, Norman Bodek chronicles his introduction to Lean in an easy to read, conversational-style text.
Readers will also find brief summaries of techniques such as SMED, 5S, Poka-Yoke and TPM, and concepts such as Takt Time and Kaizen, written in such a way to show that they all flow from the same stream. With Mr. Bodek's writing style it is easy to see his growth from student to master as he recounts his experiences in bridging East to West.
- ISBN: 978-0971243668
- Pages: 408