James Womack at Comer Industries for a lean masterclass
Womack, who has led for years the automotive research of MIT (Massachussets Institute of Technologies), is the founder of the Lean Enterprise Institute.
His reflections are contained in one of the main essays about this method: "The machine that changed the world" (1990).
In the morning Womack gave a lesson to the Comer Industries team about the gemba and the need to continually improve both in terms of process and organization.
In the afternoon, representatives of companies and local universities took part in a virtuous exchange of skills and know-how. Not only managers and academics, but also recent graduates and young talents, who had the opportunity to have a direct comparison with Womack.
Matteo Storchi, President and CEO of Comer Industries commented: "We cannot talk about smart factories without having perfectly acquired the basic principles of the Lean method. The new generations must understand the philosophies and methods that have brought us here, to be able to better face challenges such as artificial intelligence and servitization ".