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Lean Enterprise Institute chairman and CEO John Shook is recognized as an expert on lean management who enthusiastically shares his knowledge and insights within the lean community and with those who have not yet made the lean leap.

Shook learned about lean management while working for Toyota for nearly 11 years in Japan and the US, helping it transfer production, engineering, and management systems from Japan to New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI), and subsequently to other operations around the world.

While at Toyota's headquarters, he became the company's first American manager in Japan. In the US, Shook joined Toyota's North American engineering and research and development center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as general manager of administration and planning. His last position with Toyota was as senior American manager with the Toyota Supplier Support Center in Lexington, Kentucky, assisting North American companies implement the Toyota Production System.

As co-author of Learning to See, Shook helped introduce the world to value-stream mapping. He also co-authored Kaizen Express, a bilingual manual on the essential concepts and tools of the Toyota Production System. In his latest book, Managing to Learn, he describes the A3 management process at the heart of lean management and leadership.

Shook was a senior advisor to the Lean Enterprise Institute from 1997 when it was founded by management expert James P. Womack until 2010 when he succeeded Womack as chairman and CEO. Shook holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee, a master's degree from the University of Hawaii, and is a graduate of the Japan-America Institute of Management Science. He is the former director of the University of Michigan's Japan Technological Management Program and served on the faculty of the university's Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering.

He is the author of the articles "Toyota's Secret: The A3 Report" and "How to Change a Culture: Lessons from NUMMI," which won Sloan Management Review's Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize for outstanding article in the field of organizational development.

John Shook is a sought-after conference keynoter who has been interviewed on lean management by NPR, Bloomberg News, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous trade publications.

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