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    Monday, October 17, 2005

    The Best Factory in the World

    The Best Factory in the World by Norman Bodek (from his book, Kaikaku):

    This is a story about a time when Bodek asked Shigeo Shingo to take him to the "very best factory in all of Japan."
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    Pictures of areas of the factory or the office hung throughout the plant. Workers were encouraged to look at the pictures and talk about them together, then to make improvements.
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    After the visit, I could understand better how it is possible to have a super-efficient manufacturing plant where people's needs for growth, respect and creativity are also met.


    Another excellent article from Superfactory.

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