It’s Managements Responsibility

During my years as VP of operations for Donnelly Corp in West Michigan I learned the following directive. "It is managements responsibility to offer participation, it's employees responsibility to accept. If management does not offer, employees cannot accept." To be...

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Are People Truly Your Best Resource?

Almost every mission statement, value statement or company report in today organizations indicated Employees are "Our Best Resource or Asset, We want innovation and Input from all our team members, etc". Think of all the staff meeting we attend from middle management...

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Why Toyota System

Why Toyota Production System? The word "system" is the most important element of TPS. Today we have deteriorated down to calling Lean Manufacturing, taken from the book (Womack, Jones, Roos, 1990, "The Machine That Changed The World") to just lean. We have lost the...

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