Chihiro Nakao spent the first 27 years of his career working for Toyota, where he was mentored and trained by Taiichi Ohno, originator of the Toyota Production System (TPS). He was a part of the original autonomous study groups initiated by Ohno, who ultimately came up the basic philosophy and approach of TPS.
- Bob Emiliani
- Jon Miller
- Kaizen Forever: Teachings of Chihiro Nakao by Bob Emiliani