By Pascal Dennis
Second Edition of a Shingo Prize Winner in keeping with the author's own adventure with Toyota’s grasp lecturers and with businesses in the middle of nice switch, Andy & Me: quandary & Transformation at the Lean trip, now in its moment variation, is a company novel set in a failing New Jersey automobile plant concentrating on the tribulations of Tom Pappas, the plant supervisor. The events, characters, and plant politics will ring precise with many readers. In a funky, readable variety, this hugely well known paintings follows Tom's courting with Andy Saito, a reclusive retired Toyota guru whom Tom persuades to aid store his plant during the educating of the mythical Toyota construction procedure (TPS). in this trip, the reader learns that TPS is greater than only a selection of instruments; it involves a brand new mind set and behaving. although Tom reveals good fortune — either in his plant and in his own lifestyles — he learns from Andy that winning development is never-ending and eternal.This version contains examine questions after each one bankruptcy to aid your studying and assist you inform a few of your personal tales. Pascal Dennis discusses the 2d version of his Shingo Prize-winning e-book Andy & Me.
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Antonio thanked Andy and said he would take action and report back within a week. Andy and I then walked over to the welding or Body shop, where parts are welded into body-sides, undercarriages, and © 2011 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC Walking the Plant • 33 front and rear structures. We also add a black sealer to keep water out of critical areas. The Body shop is long, low, and dark as a cave. Dirt covers the big round lights suspended from the ceiling. It’s hot in summer and noisy year round: transformers, compressed air lines, metal clattering on metal.
2011 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC Sincere Mind • 19 “It’s okay,” I told him. ” “Ah, wire harnesses come wrapped in cellophane, which is a pain to remove. And the jig doesn’t always release. ” Andy looked over at me. ” Then he continued his discussion with the guy. ” The guy shrugged. Andy frowned at several other jobs in Assembly, especially the steering column install process. Andy watched a young kid bend into the car and bolt the steering column to the floor. It was a lousy job to which low seniority workers were assigned.
The plant was a mess, as usual. Andy frequently stopped to pick up bolts, paper, and other garbage. ” He gave me a puzzled look. ” As we walked, he pointed out several more hazards and suggested “countermeasures” for each one. ” he asked. ” Andy checked emergency stop buttons, safety mats, and fire extinguishers. Why was he so interested in safety? He certainly liked talking to workers. In the Assembly shop, he stopped to talk to a young guy who I knew had just started with us. I suppose Andy chose him because he looked new to the job and therefore might have a fresh opinion.