Peak Performance Inc.’s President, Denise Rice, met Dr. James P. Womack on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. James P. Womac was a highly-respected professor and authority on systems engineering at MIT. Womack is the Founder and Senior Advisor of Lean Enterprise Institute and the author of The Machine That Changed the World, which provides enduring and essential guidance to managers and leaders in every industry seeking to transform traditional enterprises into exemplars of lean success.
The Machine That Changed the World explains in concrete terms what lean production is, how it works, and its significant global impact. In fact, this book made the term lean production known worldwide.
As this book provides the basis for enduring success, it was actually the first to reveal Toyota's lean production system. The book was first published in 1990, and at the time, Toyota was half the size of GM. Today, Toyota is passing GM as the world's largest auto maker and is the most consistently successful global enterprise of the past fifty years. The book has now been translated into eleven languages and more than 600,000 copies have been sold.