Lean Blog Interviews — 31: David Meier – Toyota Talent

LeanBlog Podcast #31 is a discussion with David Meier, most recently the co-author of the book Toyota Talent, co-authored with Dr. Jeffrey Liker. In this podcast, we discuss the topics from Toyota Talent, including standardized work and how to use the methodology in the right way. We also talk briefly about Toyota’s new San Antonio plant. I love David’s quote, “”Standardization of work doesn’t mean that everybody does it exactly the same way.” There will be an upcoming Part 2 of this discussion with David where we talk about upcoming books in the Toyota series, so stay tuned. If you enjoy this podcast, I hope you’ll check out the rest of the series by visiting the LeanBlog podcast main page at http://www.leanpodcast.org/. If you have feedback on the podcast, or any questions for me or my guests, you can email me at leanpodcast@gmail.com or you can call and leave a voicemail by calling the “Lean Line” at (817) 776-LEAN (817-776-5326) or contact me via Skype id “mgraban”. Please give your location and your first name. Any comments (email or voicemail) might be used in follow ups to the podcast.