Mark Graban took Seddon to task for claiming that "Ohno never that" about standardization being the first step of improvement. Graban implied that Seddon was lying and he was torn a new one by the Vanguard crowd.
Turns out that Graban is correct - Seddon either lied or conveniently changed his story. I just posted a comment there. I hope the Vanguard crowd reacts to it. Actually, I hope they'll stop their petty fight with the lean world.
From July 2004:
Ohno said you cannot improve without first standardising work. That is undoubtedly true in manufacturing; but is not true in service.So which is it, John -- Ohno DID say that or Ohno NEVER said that?
Exclusive story. Do not nick my work. Must credit this blog.