Creating Lean Corporations utilizes a bottom-up approach in which the employees who perform tasks are empowered to create and manage their own portions of the business process. Each task is defined using a task model that indicates the input-output relationships between tasks. This approach is essential for creating and improving business processes that are large and complex. This lean approach was successfully applied at a major automotive manufacturing company and was awarded the Charles F. Boss Kettering Award for technological innovation in 2000. This book is for business process managers (especially lean leaders) who seek to reengineer their business processes using lean principles.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part I: Getting an Overview of Lean Corporations Chapter 1: Understanding the Lean Philosophy Part II: Understanding the Nuts and Bolts of Lean Corporations Chapter 2: Representing Corporations with a Business Process Model Chapter 3: Creating and Using Hierarchies Chapter 4: Decoupling Systems and Processes Chapter 5: Requirement Roll-Down Using the Design Six Sigma Approach Part III: Making Your Business Processes Lean Chapter 6: Discovering Your Business Processes Chapter 7: Reengineering Your Business Processes Chapter 8: Implementing New Business Processes Chapter 9: The Lean Corporation Part IV: Looking at Examples of Lean Business Processes Chapter 10: An Example of Discovering Your Business Processes Chapter 11: An Example of Reengineering Your Business Processes Chapter 12: An Example of Implementing New Business Processes