Episode 58: TPS and the Value of Continuous Improvement with Nigel Thurlow
In this episode of The Thinking Leader, Bryce Hoffman and Marcus Dimbleby talk to Nigel Thurlow, Toyota’s first ever Chief of Agile, and co-creator of The Flow System.
They discuss Nigel’s time at Toyota and why the Toyota Production System is critical to the company’s success. Nigel talks about the value of striving for continuous improvement in all aspects of a business, and how waste elimination is a catalyst for this improvement.
They also discuss the value of Scrum, and why everyone in the business needs to understand the company philosophy.
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In this episode:
- What is the Toyota Production System
- How Toyota is such an efficient company
- Why waste reduction is so important in production
- The importance of continuous improvement
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Bestselling business author Bryce Hoffman and agility expert Marcus Dimbleby talk about decision making, strategy, resilience and leadership with some of the world’s best CEOs, cognitive scientists, writers, and thinkers in this weekly podcast. Each episode offers new ideas and insights you can use to become a better leader and a better thinker – because bad leaders react, good leaders plan, and great leaders think!