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In praise of lean

The recently relaunched Local Government Chronicle website carries an interview with ubiquitous management guru John Seddon. Interestingly, it mentions that much of Seddon’s lean management mantra is borrowed from Taiichi Ohno, the much vaunted founder of the Toyota Production System or ‘Just In Time’ process:

What Ohno was doing was to say ‘don’t codify methods, don’t use tools, it’s how you think’.