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Buddha without a soul

Feb 2012

Buddha without a soul


Mr. Oba, a lifelong Toyota Sensei and student of Mr. Ohno was quoted as saying – Lean is like Buddha missing a soul (paraphrasing). At first blush, this probably doesn't mean much to most. But after deeper inspection one would realize what he was referring to, was and is the core problem of “lean” as it has become widely referred to today. This is especially true for us in the collision repair industry. Let me…


Added by John Sweigart on February 15, 2012 at 9:40am — No Comments



By: Chris Sheehy – Autobody Consulting Group

Read any industry magazine or online trade website and you can’t get away from Lean – our industry obsesses with it, and for good reason too – it’s a solid and proven manufacturing ideology that adapts well to the auto body repair industry.

There are many stories of its positive… Continue

Added by Christopher Sheehy on November 13, 2009 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Are we our own worst enemy, a MUST read!

This is being reprinted with permission from Gary Wano.

Consider this; there is not a repairer within [edit] any CIC committee that does not understand the benefit of increased 'cycle time". Better throughput means more repairs, more repairs means more revenues, more revenues means better opportunity for better bottom line. It seems really strange to me that the insurer would be the driving force behind repairing a car more efficiently, they are stake holders, but the real benefit is… Continue

Added by Body Shop Diary on June 23, 2009 at 5:09pm — 5 Comments

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