Lean in Agriculture: Create More Value with Less Work on the Farm, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Lean in Agriculture

Create More Value with Less Work on the Farm, 1st Edition

By Vibeke Fladkjaer Nielsen, Susanne Pejstrup

Productivity Press

168 pages | 148 Color Illus.

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Description

Responding to a recent surge in interest, this is the first book to comprehensively address how Lean thinking and tools can be implemented in agriculture. This handbook breaks down barriers, clearly showing how techniques originally developed for use in factories work just as well on farms.

Expert Lean farming consultants Susanne Pejstrup and Vibeke Fladkjaer Nielsen present these methods in a clear, easy-to-read style, accessible to farmers the world over. Case studies from multiple farm types – including crops, pigs and dairy cattle – demonstrate how respect for people, continuous improvement and visual management techniques can improve resilience and profitability on the farm. Richly illustrated, Lean in Agriculture appeals not only to farmers, but to farm workers, food processing companies, veterinarians, consultants and other stakeholders in the agribusiness sector.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Chapter 2. Chapter 3: The five Lean Principles. Chapter 4: The Eight Wastes of Lean. Chapter 5: Involve your employees. Chapter 6: that is How You Work with goals. Chapter 7: Tools. Chapter 8: How to Implement Lean at your Farm. Chapter 9: Examples of Lean. Chapter 10: Dictionary. Chapter 11: References.

About the Authors

Susanne Pejstrup, Agricultural Science, Cand. Agro. (The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University Denmark), is the founder and owner of Lean Farming®. Susanne and Lean Farming ® have two main fields of work: 1. leadership and Lean production on farms and 2. logistics and design of production facilities in farm projects. The company has customers and projects in Europe, the US and occasionally in Africa and Asia. The customers get higher productivity by using Lean Farming, specifically while working with animal welfare, rational working procedures and motivation of the staff.

Vibeke Fladkjaer Nielsen, Agricultural Science, Cand. Agro. (The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University Denmark), is a consultant at Seges, Department for Innovation and Development. Vibeke works in the areas of management and optimization of the production plant. In the management area, Vibeke works in particular with Lean, which she has been in charge of implementing in Danish agriculture. Vibeke is also highly skilled in change management.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS070010
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Agribusiness
BUS087000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Production & Operations Management