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1st Edition

Lean Implementation
Applications and Hidden Costs

ISBN 9781138747975
Published April 11, 2017 by CRC Press
195 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

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.

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"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