1st Edition

Creating Your Lean Future State
How to Move from Seeing to Doing

ISBN 9781563272486
Published September 29, 2006 by Productivity Press
144 Pages

USD $74.95

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Book Description

Move beyond Value Stream Mapping and Create Your Lean Future

In Creating Your Lean Future State: How to Move from Seeing to Doing, Tom Luyster, with Don Tapping, details the implementation of lean after the creation of current and future state maps.

This book is a follow-up to the successful Value Stream Management: Eight Steps to Planning, Mapping and Sustaining Lean Improvements. It follows the case study of a manufacturing company that has already created a Future State Map, with the authors showing step-by-step how to focus on key information, visually manage product flow, and level production.

Get the benefits promised by your future state map, and implement a lean system that will stick without backsliding.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Demand Planning
Chapter 2. Self Evaluation
Chapter 3. Visual Layout
Chapter 4. Visual Production Process
Chapter 5. Load Leveling (Heijunka) and the Material Handler
Chapter 6. Opportunities for Simplification
Chapter 7. Q&A

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"If you buy only one book it has to be this one, written by experienced practitioners who, following the three S principles, will lead you on your lean journey."
--Bob Smith, Director Of Lean Manufacturing Europe, Johnson Controls, Inc., August 2006

"Tom Luyster is a TPS sensei in the truest sense -- his book clearly captures the sensei's advice, not just about what to do, but the details and tools for how to do it, step by step, through a complete physical lean production implementation."
--David Mann, Manager, Lean Management Development, Steelcase, Inc., August 2006

"The financial results that have been achieved through the approach outlined in this book are far beyond what was thought to be possible."
--Greg Pothoff, Manufacturing Excellence Director - North America, Inergy Automotive, August 2006

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