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Lean Transformations for Small and Medium Enterprises

Lessons Learned from Italian Businesses, 1st Edition

By Arnaldo Camuffo

Productivity Press

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Lean Transformations for Small and Medium Enterprises: Lessons Learned from Italian Businesses summarizes two decades of research, teaching, and practice on lean thinking. Based on quantitative analysis of 100 cases of Lean transformations and 20 in-depth case studies of successfully transformed SMEs, it explains how to undertake lean transformations that lead to operational and financial performance improvement, and uses the Lean Transformation Framework --conceptualized by John Shook at the Lean Enterprise Institute�as a practical approach to design and de-risk the transformation process. SMEs� leaders wishing to undertake and sustain a lean transformation must: Make a serious and lasting commitment to transform, avoiding the temptation to change course of action; Choose accurately the value streams that require improvement as defined by strategy deployment; Build capabilities to sustain the transformation; Lead by example by going to gemba and creating a culture of respect for people that goes beyond the visible devices and artifacts of Lean tools.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS042000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science