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September 15, 2006

News & Opinion: More on Ford--From Jim Womack on Ford's History--and Future

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 9:04 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Jim Womack, co-author of The Machine that Changed the World and Lean Thinking, writes a monthly e-letter distributed through the Lean Enterprise Institute. His newest missive, "The Lean Way Forward at Ford," just showed up in my e-mailbox and it's really worth sharing. It's a bit lengthy so I've put the rest in the extended section. Click here to see the letter from Womack:

About Dylan Schleicher


Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.