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Toyota Production System, Lean management and Agile development

This post begins at Fremont, California home of one of the worst auto factories ever owned by GM. The quality of both the cars and the employees that produced them was so notorious that GM made the decision to close the factory in 1982.   In 1983 Toyota and GM began negotiations to again open the Fremont factory, with each partner having  different goals. GM began to think about manufacturing smaller and more efficient cars and thought that they can …

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Replacing the third pillar of systems from Hierarchy to Structure.

There are three pillars for systems (as best described in the book Thinking in Systems by Donella H. Meadows) Resilience, Self-Organization, and Hierarchy. Resilience refers to the system ability to survive and thrive within a continuously changing environment. Resiliency is critical for systems to exist over time. Self-organization is the ability of the system to …

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