Individual Case: (Worth 20% of your final grade)
Note: The focus of this project is to develop an understanding of lean and explore at least one aspect of it in depth. You will use the Toyota case to provide examples of your insights.
Total length should be between 1500- 2000 words, in APA format
1. Give an overview of the driving elements/concepts of lean. (This section should be 300-400 words in length.)
2. Select one of the following four topics: Jidoka, Kanban, Heijunka, or Keiretsu. Discuss its expected impact on performance. You must use relevant dimensions from the competitive dimensions model (page 28-32) as well as specific information from the Toyota case to support your claims. (This section will make up the majority of your project.)