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Lean Systems Applications and Case Studies in Manufacturing, Service, and Healthcare

    534 Pages 303 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    534 Pages 303 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    Lean Systems: Applications and Case Studies in Manufacturing, Service, and Healthcare details the various Lean techniques and numerous real-world Lean projects drawn from a wide variety of manufacturing, healthcare, and service processes, demonstrating how to apply the Lean philosophy.

    The book facilitates Lean instruction by supplying interactive case studies that enable readers to apply the various Lean techniques. It provides an in-depth discussion of the Lean tools (i.e., VSM, standard work, 5S, etc.) and several real-world case studies and applications of Lean that have shown significant improvement in meeting customer requirements. The case studies follow the Six Sigma framework of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control (DMAIC) structure for process improvement. The authors include detailed descriptions of each Lean tool and examples of how each Lean technique was applied to a wide variety of manufacturing, service, and healthcare processes.

    These in-depth descriptions and cases studies can be used by industry professionals and academics to learn how to apply Lean. They provide a detailed, step-by-step approach to Lean and demonstrate how to integrate Lean tools for process improvement and to sustain improvements. But more than this, the approach taken in this book gives readers the tools to effectively apply Lean techniques.

    Overview and Introduction to Lean
    Instructional Strategies for Using This Book, Elizabeth A. Cudney, Sandra L. Furterer, and David M. Dietrich
    Lean Six Sigma Roadmap Overview, Sandra L. Furterer

    Lean Tools and Step-by-Step Implementation
    Value Stream Mapping, Elizabeth A. Cudney
    Using 5S and Visual Management to Create a Clean and Manageable Work Environment, Elizabeth A. Cudney
    Using Single-Minute Exchange of Dies and Total Productive Maintenance to Reduce Setup Time and Downtime, Elizabeth A. Cudney
    Flow, Pull, and Kanban, Elizabeth A. Cudney
    Mistake Proofing (aka Poka-Yoke): Preventing Defects by Monitoring Process Conditions and Correcting Errors at the Source, Elizabeth A. Cudney
    Standard Work: Documenting the Interaction between People and Their Environment, Elizabeth A. Cudney
    Systems Thinking and Theory of Constraints, Elizabeth A. Cudney, David M. Dietrich, and Sandra L. Furterer
    Hoshin Kanri, Elizabeth A. Cudney

    Manufacturing, Service, and Healthcare Case Studies
    Lean Restaurant, Corbin LeGrand, Neha Pawar, Snehal Digraskar, Sneha Mahajan, Sukhada Mishra, and Susan Polson|
    Achieving Flow in a Rapid Prototyping Laboratory, Shirish Sreedharan, Elizabeth A. Cudney, and Frank Liou
    Implementing Lean Manufacturing Techniques to Achieve Six Sigma, Elizabeth A. Cudney
    Pump Teardown Review Process Improvement, Shrey Arora and Rodney Ewing
    Improving Women’s Healthcare Center Service Processes, Sandra L. Furterer
    Application of Lean Tools in a Medical Device Company, Kelly M. Davis, Elizabeth A. Cudney, and Scott E. Grasman
    Motor Grader Assembly Line Modification, Mujahid Abjul, Charlie Barclay, Nanday K. Dey, Amita Ghanekar, and Lynda Melgarejo
    Sunshine High School Discipline Process Improvement: A Lean Six Sigma Case Study, Marcela Bernardinez, Khalid Buradha, Kevin S. Cochie, Jose Saenz, and Sandra L. Furterer
    Financial Services Improvement in a City Government: A Lean Six Sigma Case Study, Sandra L. Furterer
    Application of Lean Tools in a Hospital Pharmacy, Seth Langston, Jason Park, and Raj Vemulapally
    Using Value Stream Mapping to Identify Performance Gaps for Hoshin Planning, Elizabeth A. Cudney

    Planning and Implementation Strategies for Lean Initiatives
    Planning and Executing a Kaizen Workshop, David M. Dietrich
    Prioritizing the Lean Initiatives, Sandra L. Furterer
    Emerging Technologies Influencing Lean, David M. Dietrich, Elizabeth A. Cudney, and Sandra L. Furterer
    Future and Challenges of Lean: Engagement and Success Factors, Elizabeth A. Cudney and Sandra L. Furterer


    Elizabeth A. Cudney, Sandra Furterer, David Dietrich