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Organizational Change through Lean Methodologies
A Guide for Successful Implementation

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ISBN 9780367488819
October 30, 2020 Forthcoming by Productivity Press
118 Pages - 20 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Lean is one type of organizational change and improvement methods by cost reduction mechanism. The assumption is, by reducing costs, the organizations can work better and more efficiently. All changes in lean-based organizations are directed at reducing these costs by identifying and eliminating waste. The thinking is that cost reduction will increase efficiency since basically, cost reduction occurs due to the loss of process inefficiencies and decreases of cycle time. Why are targets directed at cost reduction? Because costs are a crucial factor for sustainable business organization. Lean thinking cuts the value of scale production by looking at the existing waste in a process. Production remains the same, but the costs of goods production is reduced due to the elimination of waste in the process. As a result, companies do not have to increase their production if it is not required, giving companies an increase in average profits due to lean and the elimination of identified waste. This becomes the second part of the fourth definition which focuses on cost reduction. the focus on cost reduction can be included in the overall lean concept since cost wasting is only a part of the existing waste. Actually, other wastes can be converted into costs or in other words, perceived by the money value. This book starts the mental process of organization change through Lean thinking. It provides the background and history of lean and moves to how the lean process works. The author also discusses why an organization should implement lean as a method to increase quality and engage workers in the process thereby increasing efficiency and ultimately profitability. Through case studies and examples from Indonesia, the author describes how to create a value stream to identify waste and discusses the concept of a pull system and its impact on the process.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: What is Lean?

Chapter 2: History of Lean

Chapter 3: Focus of Lean

Chapter 4: What is Lean Process?

Chapter 5: Why Should an Organization Use Lean?

Chapter 6: Consequences of Poor Quality

Chapter 7: Lean Implementation

Chapter 8: Focus on Process

Chapter 9: Involving the People

Chapter 10: Lean Principles

Chapter 11: How to Define Values?

Chapter 12: What is Stream?

Chapter 13: Pull Concept

Chapter 14: Pull Impact

 Chapter 15: How to Pursue Perfection?

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Heri Iswanto is currently the Deputy Dean of Student Affairs and Cooperation at the University of Pemnbangunan Nasion “Veteran” Jakarat, Indonesia. He completed his Doctorate of Economic Sciences, Master’s and Bachelor in Hospital Management. His dissertation was on the implementation of Lean and Lean methodologies in Indonesia. As lecturer at various University also been researcher at the Center for Health Research - UI, The Population Council, WHO & UNICEF Projects. Has spoken at conferences and trainings on "Lean Hospital" in USA, Taiwan, Thailand, Iran, Pakistan and Malaysia.