186 pages | 30 Color Illus.
This book is a crucial resource for Lean practitioners (experienced or not) who are seeking: insight on how to gain more from their Lean efforts, how to overcome resistance to change (that is, to effectively convey 'What’s in it for me?' to their business associates), and to understand how other companies have overcome the barriers to implementing Lean and incorporated it as the common-sense approach to continuous improvement.
The author shares his specific experiences with Lean transformations—some successes and some failures. His insightful perspective shows readers how the understanding of Lean progresses from theory to common sense to common practice. The Lean initiative is not merely a transformation of skills, but the development of a robust continuous-improvement culture. The book includes more than 60 case-in-point examples, across a diversified range of industries, based on the author’s hands-on experience with many multinational corporations. These case-in-point examples show transformations that have resulted in $200+ million verified annualized savings for a diversified array of industries. The author details his journey from industry Lean practitioner to a consultant in a top-tier consultancy firm to developing his own consulting practice.
Introduction; Chapter 1: What is a Lean Transformation? A Journeyman’s Perspective; Chapter 2: Lean – The relentless pursuit to eliminate Waste and Non-Value Addingd Activities ; Chapter 3: The Approach, the Assessment (Establishing a Baseline), and Identifying Opportunities; Chapter 4: Lean Building Blocks; Chapter 5: Tool and Methodology Deployment; Chapter 6: Strategic Supply Management ; Chapter 7: Cost Accounting; Chapter 8: Design for Six Sigma - A Quick Insightful Introduction; Conclusion