Explaining how to implement and sustain a top-down strategy for manufacturing excellence, The 12 Principles of Manufacturing Excellence: A Leader’s Guide to Achieving and Sustaining Excellence provides a comprehensive, proven approach for delivering world-class performance while also cultivating the right culture through leadership and mentoring.
Tapping into four decades of leadership experience, 35 years of it in the manufacturing industry, Larry Fast explains how to achieve vertical and horizontal alignment across your organization. He details a clear pathway to excellence via the 12 Principles of Manufacturing Excellence and provides a method for tracking progress—plant by plant and function by function. Emphasizing the importance of using Lean and Six Sigma tools to improve your business, the book:
This resource-rich book will allow you to spell out leadership expectations and provide your employees and associates with a clear understanding of their individual roles. Helping you keep everyone in your organization focused during the quest towards sustainable manufacturing excellence, the accompanying CD supplies the tools you and your team will need to pursue it with passion, confidence, and urgency.
Listen to what Larry Fast has to say about his new book, The 12 Principles of Manufacturing Excellence.
THE 12 PRINCIPLES OF MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE
The Manufacturing Excellence Strategy
Manufacturing Principle 1: Safety
Manufacturing Principle 2: Good Housekeeping and Organization
Manufacturing Principle 3: Authorized Formal Systems
Manufacturing Principle 4: Preventive and Predictive Maintenance
Manufacturing Principle 5: Process Capability
Stage Summary (Stages 1-4)
Manufacturing Principle 6: Product Quality
Manufacturing Principle 7: Delivery Performance
Manufacturing Principle 8: Visual Management
Manufacturing Principle 9: Continuous Improvement
Manufacturing Principle 10: Communication
Manufacturing Principle 11: Training
Manufacturing Principle 12: Operator-Led Process Control
LEADING MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE
The Plant Manager’s Role
The Manufacturing Manager’s Role
The Process Engineering Manager’s Role
The Maintenance Manager’s Role
The Human Resource Manager’s Role
The Finance Manager’s Role
Sustaining Manufacturing Excellence
Appendix A: The 12 Principles of Manufacturing Excellence
Appendix C: Manufacturing Excellence Reading List, 1986–2010
Appendix D: Formulas for Selected Metrics
Appendices on the accompanying CD:
Appendix B: Manufacturing Excellence Audit
Appendix E: Example of a Communications Plan Calendar
Appendix F: Example of a Training Plan
Great template on how to build manufacturing excellence. I can use this with any operation. I already knew most of the tools, but this prescribed approach pulls it all together. … The 12 Principles are very applicable to all functions. … an excellent roadmap for developing and running a world-class operation. It will become my model for continuous improvement. … Larry’s understanding of operations and business management shows well. Clearly he has taken years of valuable experience and pulled it together in a way and format that everyone can use and follow. It’s a great how-to manual.
—Mike Stonecipher, Director of Operational Excellence, Power Partners, Inc.
The Manufacturing Excellence Audit will be a great tool to be used in our organization.
—Jimmy Duncan, Manufacturing Manager, Lincoln Electric
I think I've read at least 100 different books on all the various programs, methods, and techniques that are typically tied to continuous improvement or manufacturing excellence, and yours is the only book that has taken an integrated approach to capture the key principles. I've become a disciple and zealot by reading all those books, attending numerous training seminars and conferences, and being personally involved as a team participant or change agent in many change initiatives. Some very successful, some not so much. Your book has helped validate our own journey within a long standing organization with a history of being very internally focused.
—William (Bill) Fautch, Vice President, Manufacturing, Olin Brass—Mill Products, a Division of Global Brass & Copper, LLC
I just received your book and I am almost through reading it already. Fantastic! It's a must read for anyone in manufacturing.
Peter Olmsted, Chief Talent Officer, Definity Partners; Former SVP Human Resources, General Cable Corporation