The LSS is excited to recognize Fellow and Board member Jim Benson and co-author Tonianne DeMaria Barry for receiving the 2013 Shingo Prize Award for their book, “Personal Kanban: Mapping Work | Navigating Life.” Business Week magazine has called the Shingo Prize “the Nobel Prize of Manufacturing.” It is the world’s highest honor for Lean Thinking and achievement.
Jim and Tonianne’s writing has been based in large part on Jim’s groundbreaking application of the Lean-Kanban technique – invented decades ago in Japan to increase factory flow – to improving knowledge work and people’s everyday lives. As original kanban released the hidden potential in factory production, Personal Kanban is releasing great potential in individuals and families.
We are privileged to have Jim and Tonianne in the Lean Systems community. They make us the richer for their great insights, and by both being wonderful people.