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Make Your Business a Lean Business
How to Create Enduring Market Leadership

ISBN 9781439829998
Published September 11, 2017 by Productivity Press
355 Pages 184 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Make Your Business a Lean Business is a written by business leaders for business leaders as a how-to guide to building enduring market leadership. Written by authors with more than 60 years’ experience applying Lean to operations and businesses, this book will allow readers to understand Lean principles and apply practices to transform their business. It also

  • Shows readers how to transform their business to a Lean business using Lean philosophy, values, practice, and tools
  • Is a comprehensive Lean Enterprise Operational Management System implementation guide that defines the Lean Enterprise Business Model
  • Uses personal author experiences throughout the book to illuminate and reinforce concepts and practices
  • Provides insights and a roadmap so executives can take immediate action to start building a Lean business

Readers will be able follow a logical path aligning their business from strategy to detailed activity, thereby engaging their entire organization in becoming more competitive. It is the only true enterprise book about applying Lean to the entire business, and it provides business leaders with the understanding, approach, and tools to plan, align, and transform their business starting with their core business value proposition, business planning, disciplined goal and resource alignment, and implementation management.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Chapter 1 The Lean Enterprise Operational Management System Overview; Chapter 2 Why Lean Enterprise ; Chapter 3 Business Strategy Driven Lean Enterprise ; Chapter 4 Engaging Leadership and Preparing the Culture Change Plan; Chapter 5 Lean Enterprise Transformation Preparation and Launch; Chapter 6 Lean Enterprise Operational Management System Factory Operations Implementation ; Chapter 7 Applying the LEOMS to Enterprise Supply Chains ; Chapter 8 The LEOMS Application to Transactional Processes; Appendix

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3M Company, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA


"I highly recommend [this] book, a small investment that will help you deliver great shareholder value. Everybody can benefit from it, great reading."  

-Patrick Deconinck, 3M Senior Vice President, Retired

"A must-read for those seeking to have a sustainable impact! Jerome Hamilton has been a student of Lean for many years. His unique insights, his learning from the masters of the Toyota Production System and his practical experiences leading and executing in multiple organizations are passionately demonstrated in this work. The Student has become the Coach and Teacher." 

-Dr. Tracy Joshua, Vice President, Procurement, The Kellogg Company

"I would highly recommend this book to any leader who is looking to give their enterprise competitive advantage and truly become a Lean leader."

-Jon Hartman, Vice President - North American Operations, World Kitchen LLC

"I have personally experienced the cultural and productivity impact of implementing Lean Enterprise Operational Management Systems multiple times during my career. These systems have the potential to transform complacent, stagnant, dying or even healthy growing businesses when properly implemented. This book contains great executive tools that help CEOs and their leadership teams navigate and plan the process that leads to implementation success. I wish you success on your journey."

-Rich Poque,President & CEO Retired, Remele Engineering