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Overheard – Waste not, want not



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
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Toyota installs IT only when two conditions exist: the human process has been improved as much as it can without the technology, and the technology is proven and reliable.

Kent Blumberg, Lean IT – what comes first, technology or waste reduction?

A lot of companies are paying lip service to “doing more with less” and banging the PR drums that they’re “embracing the principles of lean manufacturing.”  As far as I’m concerned, it’s just more sign that the role of the CIO is morphing into that of Chief Process Officer.

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