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About the Authors

Chris Harris, coauthor of the 2005 Shingo Award winning book Making Materials Flow, is Vice President of Operations at Harris Lean Systems (www.harrisleansystems.com). Chris first learned about lean manufacturing as a team member on the assembly line at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK) and continued his lean training at Toyota Tsusho America in Georgetown, Kentucky. Because he has also spent time in nonlean (traditional) manufacturing environments as a frontline production supervisor and as a buyer in corporate purchasing, he has a strong theoretical and practical understanding of the difference between lean and nonlean manufacturing environments.