Copying the superficial aspects of Japanese culture will not help implement Toyota Production System or Lean. Understanding the “Structure” behind the culture helps.
About Hide Oba
Hide Oba lives in New York, USA, and consults worldwide.
He started his career as a TPS consultant in 2002. He was coached by his father, Hajime Oba, a 45 years veteran of Toyota, who started TSSC in 1992. In 2008, they founded H&M Operations Management and continued to implement TPS globally in diverse industries.