By Jon Miller | Post Date: November 22, 2005 3:27 PM | Comments: 0
I've known about Norman Bodek for more than a dozen years by reading the books he published. He brought kaizen to the U.S. by founding Productivity, Inc. He has crossed paths with just about every person who has been or is a part of the history of Lean manufacturing. His work made it possible for Lean consulting companies like Gemba to exist.
He has made more than 50 trips across the Pacific to learn from the Japanese. I was lucky enough to go with Norman on one trip. That week was non-stop storytime. In the last three years that I've known him he has told me stories which are unbelievable, until you get to know Norman.
Now Norman has a blog called Kaikaku. Norman writes in a unique voice. He has thousands more fascinating stories of the people he's met and learned from over the years. Some of these he has written some of these down in his books. I hope he will share more gems with us in his new blog.Comments are moderated to filter spam and inappropriate content. There may be a delay before your comment is published.