A fellow AME’er just sent me this YouTube video by Bob Hafey. He does a good job of conveying the confusion the lay folks must experience when we deluge them with Japanese lean manufacturing terminology, and then plugs the AME Annual Conference, the world’s largest lean conference, to be held in Toronto this October. For good reason as it is always a great conference, for practitioners by practitioners. Bob’s last line of "now I’m going to go expedite some non-existent orders" is a classic and pretty much sums it up. If you actually do that, you better register for the conference today.