By Pascal Dennis
2006 SHINGO PRIZE for EXCELLENCE in production RESEARCH
Based at the author's own adventure with Toyota’s grasp academics and with businesses in the course of nice switch, Andy & Me is a enterprise novel set in a failing New Jersey automobile plant concentrating on the tribulations of Tom Pappas, the plant supervisor. The occasions, characters and plant politics will ring precise with many readers.
In a funky, readable sort, Andy & Me follows Tom's dating with Andy Saito, a reclusive, retired Toyota guru whom Tom persuades to assist store his plant in the course of the instructing of the mythical Toyota construction method (TPS).
On this trip, the reader learns that TPS is greater than only a number of instruments; it involves a brand new mind set and behaving. although Tom reveals luck ― either in his plant and in his own existence ― he learns from Andy that winning development is "endless and eternal."
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He is a devout Christian who is devoted to his wife and two daughters. Their pictures cover his office—three beautiful blondes. Freddie has one unsettling habit—chewing tobacco. There is always a wad in his left cheek, and he often punctuates sentences by leaning over the garbage can and letting fly. ” Hork, splat. “I can’t imagine,” I say. The car body comes through the tunnel from Body shop, is dipped in a phosphate tank and sent through a series of rinses. Then it goes into the E-coat tank, where it gets an electrogalvanized coating.
Please explain. b. If you agree, how might we humanize mass production? Tom uses three different metaphors to describe NJMM. a. * b. Why is it useful to draw things out in this way? * The Back of the Napkin, by Dan Roam, illustrates the power of visual thinking and provides tips on how to get started. © 2011 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC 6 Walking the Plant I arranged for a detailed plant walkthrough with Andy. I wanted him to see things up close and to introduce him to each shop manager. It was another awful February morning.
A. How do you think Tom has earned her trust? b. Any reflections or learning points? What’s the significance of the parking lot gate? © 2011 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC 8 Needs More Work Andy gave each department manager a summary of what he had seen during our walkthrough. A week later he wanted to see what we were doing about it. So I asked that Antonio, Sylvain, Freddie, and Jeff present their strategic plans for the year, and that Joe Grace present our overall strategy. At Rachel Armstrong’s insistence, the past few years we’ve been trying policy deployment, or hoshin kanri, a planning and execution system developed at Toyota.
Andy & me : crisis and transformation on the lean journey by Pascal Dennis