Jamie Bonini Teaches Toyota System to Improve Efficiency

Jan 14, 2014 10:35 AM ET
Jamie Bonini, a Toyota general manager works with Food Bank For New York City volunteers in Brooklyn, NY by applying concepts of the automaker's manufacturing system also known as TPS. Bonini has been awarded the Detroit Free Press Auto Leaders award for 2014 in the labor and manufacturing category.

Original article by Frank Witsil on Detroit Free Press

Considering that we are writing about an efficiency expert, we’ll get right to the point.

The winner of this year’s Free Press Automotive Leadership Award for labor & manufacturing, Jamie Bonini heads the Toyota Production System Support Center in Erlanger, Ky. The 51-year-old teaches the widely praised and replicated Toyota Production System to help nonprofit organizations with disaster relief projects and manufacturing companies in North America to be more competitive.

That’s pretty much the story right there.

The rest of it — what Bonini’s team would call muda (Japanese for waste) — is what makes Bonini, and life in general, more interesting, more human and sparks creative ideas that lead to improvements.

Bonini tries to make things run better.

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