Becoming Lean: Inside Stories of U.S. Manufacturers

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CRC Press, Nov 12, 1997 - Business & Economics - 560 pages
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What is Lean?
Pure and simple, lean is reducing the time from customer order to manufacturing by eliminating non-value-added waste in the production stream. The ideal of a lean system is one-piece flow, because a lean manufacturer is continuously improving.

Most other books on lean management focus on technical methods and offer a picture of how a lean system should look like. Other books provide snapshots of companies before and after lean was implemented.

This is the first book to provide technical descriptions of successful solutions and performance improvements. It's also the first book to go beyond snapshots and includes powerful first-hand accounts of the complete process of change; its impact on the entire organization; and the rewards and benefits of becoming lean.

At the heart of Becoming Lean are the stories of American manufacturers that have successfully implemented lean methods. The writers offer personalized accounts of their organization's lean transformation. You have a unique opportunity to go inside the implementation process and see what worked, what didn't, and why.

 

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Contents

Bringing the Toyota Production System to
27
Japanese Education and Its Role in Kaizen
71
Lean Manufacturing Practices at Small and Medium
103
Transforming a Plant to Lean in a Large Traditional
121
The Garden State
161
Implementing Lean Manufacturing
247
Making the Transition to Lean
303
A Manufacturing
389
The Successes and Failures of Implementing
409
Lean ProductionThe Challenge
457
Which Way Will You Turn on
477
What We Have Learned About
497
Index
519
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