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October 27, 2014


Boca Raton, Florida, USA, October 27, 2014—CRC Press / Productivity Press is pleased to announce the release of the new edition of one of its bestselling titles, Creating a Lean Culture: Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions. Previous editions of this book have become international bestsellers and have been awarded the prestigious Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award. This prize is presented to authors who advance the Lean body of knowledge into new areas and promote a broad understanding of operational excellence.

Michael Sinocchi, Executive Editor of Productivity Press, states that “Creating a Lean Culture: Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions remains one of the most groundbreaking and cutting-edge books on operational excellence. It was the first book to fully explain how Lean initiatives require transforming business culture and altering mindsets – not just the mastery of improvement tools.”

Creating a Lean Culture: Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions, Third Edition (October 2014, ISBN: 978-1-4822-4323-9) by David Mann provides critical insights and approaches to make any Lean transformation an ongoing success. It demonstrates how to implement a successful and sustainable transformation by developing a culture that has stakeholders throughout the organization invested in the outcome. It explains how to successfully navigate the politics in cross-functional process improvement projects, and to engage executives in ways that are personally meaningful to them. If you are a leader at any level in an organization undergoing or considering a Lean transformation, this is where you should start and finish.

This updated edition contains a new chapter on engaging executives in Lean initiatives as well as 21 new case studies that expand on existing and new concepts and settings—particularly in the healthcare, administrative and process industries. The third edition includes additional gemba worksheets for learning and teaching Lean. It also provides expanded coverage of Lean applications in complex cross functional value stream process improvement projects.

Raymond C. Floyd, two-time Shingo Prize Winner, President, and CEO of the Plasco Energy Group, had this to say about the new edition: “This book became an instant classic in the literature of professional operations. In this third edition, David Mann updates and expands his teaching with five additional years of valuable experience and expertise derived from his very active, multi-industry consultancy. I have benefitted greatly from his writing and wholeheartedly recommend this book to be top of the desk of any serious Lean practitioner or performance transformation leader.”

David Mann is a frequent consultant, trainer, and coach on Lean leadership and management. He has more than 15 years of experience leading Lean transformations in manufacturing, enterprise business processes, and healthcare organizations. His consulting practice includes clients in healthcare, mining and energy, discrete and process manufacturing, technology, food processing and enterprise business processes. Mann is a Shingo Prize examiner and a faculty member in management science at the Fisher College of Business, at The Ohio State University.

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