US innovation alive and well with Lean & Kanban!

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In part one of my Kanban and Beyond series of articles, I discuss the manufacturing roots of Kanban that many of us in the IT project management industry are not aware of that originated in Japan for Toyota over 30 years ago.  But this may give the perspective that it is mainly practiced in the auto manufacturing industry or that it has evolved mainly for use in Lean software development.

That's hardly the case and in the video below published by The American Innovator, which is a great show lead by Paul Akers on the ideas that are shaping and continuously innovating the US industry, has a great video showing how Kanban is used at FastCap, an industrial cabnet making and woodworking company owned by Paul Akers:



This shows how Kanban and Lean can be used in any industry to drive innovations and improvements both in the US and beyond!

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