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Spear’s “Rules-in-Use” – Rule 2: Connecting the Dots

Spear’s “Rules-in-Use” – Rule 2: Connecting the Dots

In my last post, I covered Rule-in-Use 1 as outlined in Stephen Spear’s 1999 Ph.D. dissertation on the Toyota Production System. Rule 1: guides the design and performance of all individual activities. Rule 1 states: design and perform every activity so that it is structured and self-diagnostic. Now let’s move on to his second rule. Rule 2: guides the design and operation of connections between activities. Rule 2 states: design and operate the connection between every person who or every…

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