Lean Blog Interviews — 85: David Meier, on Toyota’s Challenges

Episode #85 is a conversation with David Meier, a former Toyota Georgetown Group Leader and the co-author of the books “Toyota Way Fieldbook” and “Toyota Talent.” We discuss the recent quality problems that Toyota is facing and we get a lean thinker’s perspective on how to look for facts and really try to diagnose what is happening in a complex situation. David was a guest on episodes #17 and #35 of the podcast if you want to check those out. For earlier episodes, visit the main Podcast page at www.leanpodcast.org, which includes information on how to subscribe via RSS or via Apple iTunes. 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.