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Lean Implementation

Applications and Hidden Costs, 1st Edition

By Frances Alston

CRC Press

181 pages | 20 B/W Illus.

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This book will address key organizational issues that must be considered and addressed when implementing Lean business practices. The book offers solutions for many of the challenges, provides a resource that leaders can use in addressing cultural and regulatory issues, provides means to address the associated people issues and the challenging task of knowledge retention and succession planning. Vignettes are used to illustrate and provide examples of potential issues and solutions that can be considered for resolving issues and a case study demonstrating ways to address the technical and people aspects of implementing Lean to ensure project success.


"This book discusses organizational issues that needs to be addressed when implementing Lean: it constitutes a valuable addition to the existing Lean Six Sigma literature, as it covers aspects, such as culture, leadership and regulatory issues, that are often not covered in details in other texts, that tend to give more space to the technical/tools aspects."

Alessandro Laureani, Strathclyde University, United Kingdom

Table of Contents

Lean Thinking Overview. The Lean Thinking Leadership Team. Lean Culture. Employee Engagement. Succession Planning Strategy. Talent Management and Retention Strategy. Employee Development and Training. Environment Safety & Health. Lean Implementation Case Study.

About the Series

Sustainable Improvements in Environment Safety and Health

This new series is designed to provide information and guidance to individuals, companies, and institutions in a collation of books that will provide current information that can improve their processes, practices, and knowledge. Books in the series will consist of approximately 225 to 300 printed pages and is expected to sell for approximately $99.95 and above. Targeted books and committed authors so far are as follows: "Industrial Hygiene: A Practical Approach", Alston, "Leadership Models and Application", Milikin, "Developing and Maintaining an ISO compliant Risk Management Program", Drager, "Succession Planning in a Lean Environment", Piispanen, "The Legal Aspects of Environment Safety & Health", Drager

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety