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Lean Systems

Applications and Case Studies in Manufacturing, Service, and Healthcare, 1st Edition

Edited by Elizabeth A. Cudney, Sandra Furterer, David Dietrich

CRC Press

533 pages | 303 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

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



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MEDICAL / Administration
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering