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July 25, 2011

Review of “Toyota Kata” by Mike Rother

“Toyota Kata” could be the most important book on “lean” since “The Toyota Way”. Based on six years research at Toyota, Mike Rother’s book provides a very readable and straightforward approach to embedding continuous improvement – putting the “principles” of the Toyota Production System into action.  Interestingly, Mr Rother argues that the “Kaizen Event” approach
July 2, 2011

A Summary of Throughput Accounting

Throughput Accounting is an approach developed out of the Theory of Constraints approach to process improvement. Throughput Accounting falls under the heading “flow accounting”, along with lean accounting. Both techniques are similar (with some terminology differences) and seek to align costs with the flow through a Value Stream or process. In Throughput Accounting (and Lean