Episode 150 – Deming

Hi, I’m David Veech and this is Elevate your performance. Last week, I introduced the birth of the Quality Movement which followed W. Edwards Deming’s series of lectures with the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers in 1950. Today, I want to tease out a few more...

Episode 149 – The Quality Movement

I’m David Veech and this is Elevate Your Performance. I’ve been making my way through the history of events and people who have shaped Toyota, enabling them to become the great company they are. It started with Sakichi Toyoda, who’s known in Japan as the King of...

Episode 148 – Post-war Labor Disputes in Japan

I’m David Veech and this is Elevate Your Performance I’ve been focusing these past couple of months on the historical activities that got manufacturing and business to where we are today. I’ve been focused on Toyota lately because of the impact they...

Episode 146 – Training Within Industry

I’m David Veech and this is elevate your performance. Sorry about the long break. I had knee replacement surgery for my left knee and the recovery isn’t going as smoothly as I’d like. It’s going well, but I’m in a hurry and some things you just can’t rush along....

Episode 142 – Timelines for Toyota – Part 2

I’m David Veech and this is Elevate your performance. With Sakichi Toyoda’s death in 1930, his Son Kiichiro and nephew Risaburo were left to run his businesses.  As a result of a great earthquake in 1923, which destroyed significant pieces of Japan’s...