Have you ever considered how Batman is a great example of Lean?
Much like Jon Miller’s Way Of The Ninja, the Dark Knight is quick, agile, and has portable access to the Batcomputer.
He can find anything in his Utility Belt during dark Gotham nights because there is a place for everything and everything in it place.
The Batsignal is a visual management tool for the police to alert him when there is trouble.
- Instead of sitting at the Batcave desk, he goes to Gemba to see the crime happening in real-time.
- He is really good at coordinating with team-members Nightwing, Robin, and Batgirl.
Just like Toyota, Batman still has some work to have all waste eliminated. I think the Batcave can use a bit of 5S. The giant penny and robot dinosaur in the trophy room are not used frequently and probably pose a safety hazard!
Above image used with permission from DC Comics
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