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

ISBN 9781466556805
Published October 16, 2013 by CRC Press
533 Pages 303 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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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Elizabeth A. Cudney, Sandra Furterer, David Dietrich