The delivery of real bottom-line results from manufacturing improvements has proven to be much harder than expected for most companies. TQM, Zero-Defect Manufacturing, and Business Process Re-engineering have dropped off the landscape for taking much too long and failing to deliver the promised results. Lean Six Sigma is now experiencing the same f
Introduction: Four Stages of Big Picture Lean Manufacturing. Put Business Botton-Line First: Transfer Function for Production Cost. Understanding the Voice of Customers: The Essential Elements. Balance Production and Demand: Value Stream Mapping. From Lognormal to Cobb-Douglas Distribution: Lean Production Analysis. How Demand Fluctuation and Exogenous Shocks Influence Bottom-Line. The Three Golden Rules of Big Picture Lean Manufacturing. Three Golden Rules: Management Production and Inventory Costs. Align Manufacturing Flow with Demand Pull: Design Your Big Picture Lean Manufacturing Systems. Implement Big Picture Lean Manufacturing with Automaton. Back to Business Bottom-Line Maximize Manufacturing Income. Appendix.