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James Womack and Daniel Jones have collaborated on analyses of global industrial trends for more than twenty years. They are coauthors of The Machine That Changed the World, Seeing the Whole, and The Future of the Automobile.

Womack is founder and president of the Lean Enterprise Institute (, a nonprofit education and research organization based in Brookline, Massachusetts, dedicated to the spread of lean thinking.

Jones is founder and chairman of the Lean Enterprise Academy in the U.K. (, a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Lean Enterprise Institute and pursuing the same objectives in English-speaking Europe.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Organizational effectiveness, Industrial efficiency, Value added