A History of Lean
Many of the great techniques, philosophies and tools from the past were created out of need. Almost all techniques, philosophies and tools were the result of innovation or newly created. The term history is defined in part as “the study of past events”. In almost every definition of the term “history” we learn that there is in most cases a connection with someone or something. Like any other strategy, lean has some fascinating history behind it. That history helped form shape and innovate the strategy that we know today. Over the next few months this article will be updated to summarize the history of lean and look at some of the significant happening that helped form and shape lean today.
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