John Shook, lean guru and former Toyota manager, speaks at the IW Best Plants Conference


Learn from John Shook, who was the first American manager at Toyota’s operations in Japan! You’ll hear why Lean leadership is the key in implementing Lean methodologies successfully. During this keynote, Shook demonstrates how to spread the Lean culture throughout your organization, and why you as a leader are responsible for Lean’s success or failure.

You’ll see and hear:

Why mastery of the tools of Lean production is necessary (but not sufficient) for leaders
How the “right” leadership style supports Lean transformation
Best practices and advice from the NUMMI collaboration
What TPS really should stand for (and why)
About “Go See”, “Ask Why”, and “Show Respect”
Shook’s take on the current state of the economy, and how it affects Lean
and more

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