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Leading the Lean Enterprise Transformation

2nd Edition

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George Koenigsaecker
September 26, 2012

Updated with new information, illustrations, and leadership tools, Leading the Lean Enterprise Transformation, Second Edition describes how the metrics used by Toyota drive every line item in a financial statement in the right direction. Rather than focus on Lean tools and principles, the new editio...

Lean Production Simplified: A Plain-Language Guide to the World's Most Powerful Production System

3rd Edition

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Pascal Dennis
September 11, 2015

Following in the tradition of its Shingo Prize-winning predecessors, Lean Production Simplified, Third Edition gives a clear overview of the structure and tools of the Lean production system. Written for the practitioner by a practitioner, it delivers a comprehensive insider's view of Lean managemen...

ISO 9001 and Lean: Friends, Not Foes, For Providing Efficiency and Customer Value

1st Edition

Douglas Meyer
March 22, 2019

ISO 9000 is a comprehensive set of international standards for quality management and quality assurance. These standards ensure that companies effectively document all aspects of their quality management to show transparency and efficiency within all processes. They are not industry specific and...

Understanding, Measuring, and Improving Daily Management: How to Use Effective Daily Management to Drive Significant Process Improvement

1st Edition

Ross Kenneth Kennedy
December 13, 2018

Understanding, Measuring, and Improving Daily Management explains the critical parts of a continuous improvement strategy to achieve Operational Excellence and where reactive improvement through effective daily management fits in. In addition, it shows the consequences to your Operational...

The BASICS Lean™ Implementation Model: Lean Tools to Drive Daily Innovation and Increased Profitability

1st Edition

Charles W. Protzman III, Daniel Protzman, William Keen
September 07, 2018

In 2004 Charlie Protzman created The BASICS Lean Implementation Model, which covers the full spectrum of what is needed to be effective and successful at implementing a Lean System. The reader is taken through a step by step approach developed over the last 15 years, in the use and understanding of...

Implementing Lean: Twice the Output with Half the Input!

1st Edition

Charles W. Protzman, Fred Whiton, Daniel Protzman
September 04, 2018

Everyone has heard the phrase about doing twice the work in half the time, but instead of focusing only on time, this book focuses on driving increased output with consistently less input. Implementing Lean: Twice the Output with Half the Input! teaches readers not only about Lean and its major...

Hoshin Kanri for Healthcare: Toyota-Style Long-Term Thinking and Strategy Deployment to Unlock Your Organization’s True Potential

1st Edition

Gerard A. Berlanga, Brock C. Husby, Heather K. Anderson
May 04, 2018

The best healthcare organizations have developed effective approaches to develop compelling strategic visions and strategies based on long-term thinking and continue to apply Lean principles across their organizations to create a culture of continuous improvement. Establishing effective strategies...

The Problem-Solving, Problem-Prevention, and Decision-Making Guide: Organized and Systematic Roadmaps for Managers

1st Edition

Bob Sproull
March 28, 2018

Each day, managers and employees are confronted with a plethora of real problems and decisions that are creating issues suchs as lost throughput, poor quality, personnel problems, and material shortages.How they approach these daily quandaries will determine how successful they are at resolving...

Production Management: Advanced Models, Tools, and Applications for Pull Systems

1st Edition

Yacob Khojasteh
October 31, 2017

Inventory control is an essential task in production management. An effective inventory control can significantly reduce the holding cost and hence, total production cost. Selecting and implementing a suitable production control system plays an important role in inventory reduction and performance...

Lean Misconceptions: Why Many Lean Initiatives Fail and How You Can Avoid the Mistakes

1st Edition

Cordell Hensley
September 11, 2017

It has been reported that about 70% of performance-improvement initiatives fail to achieve desired results. The primary causes are unrealistic expectations regarding effort and results and too much focus on short-term improvements instead of long-term capability building. Too many consultants and...

Just-in-Time for Healthcare

1st Edition

Thomas L. Jackson
March 06, 2017

The change from traditional ways of producing and managing healthcare services to a just-in-time approach requires a new understanding about what adds value for the patient or customer, and what does not. Just-in-Time for Healthcare is intended to share powerful knowledge that will help you...

The TWI Facilitator's Guide: How to Use the TWI Programs Successfully

1st Edition

Donald A. Dinero
September 06, 2016

There are many books available covering the Training Within Industry (TWI) programs, but few include any unique material on adaptation or modification – This dearth of new has caused practitioners to alter the programs without understanding the underlying principles. These changes have made the...

Lean Daily Management for Healthcare Field Book

1st Edition

Gerard A. Berlanga, Brock C. Husby
August 01, 2016

This book gives healthcare leaders a practical guide to implementing the 4 key components of lean daily management system - 1. LDM boards; 2. Leadership rounds 3. Leader daily disciplines and 4. Lean projects. Although lean is not new to healthcare, effective LDM is just now taking hold with the...

Andy & Me and the Hospital: Further Adventures on the Lean Journey

1st Edition

Pascal Dennis
July 18, 2016

Based on the author's years of experience working with Toyota’s master teachers and with companies in the midst of great change, this book follows the story established in the Shingo Prize-winning book, Andy & Me: Crisis & Transformation on the Lean Journey.In a cool and readable style,...

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