Lean Production Simplified, Second Edition: A Plain-Language Guide to the World's Most Powerful Production System

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Productivity Press, Mar 2, 2007 - Business & Economics - 176 pages
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Winner of a Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award

Lean Production Simplified, Second Edition is a plain language guide to the lean production system written for the practitioner by a practitioner. It delivers a comprehensive insider's view of lean manufacturing. The author helps the reader to grasp the system as a whole and the factors that animate it by organizing the book around an image of a house of lean production.

Highlights include:
  • A comprehensive view of Toyota1s lean manufacturing system
  • A look at the origins and underlying principles of lean
  • Identifying the goals of lean production
  • Practical problem solving for lean production
  • Activities that support involvement - Kaizen circles, suggestion systems, and problem solving

This second edition has been updated with expanded information on the Lean Improvement Process; Production Physics and Little's Law - the fundamental equation for both manufacturing and service industries (cycle time = work in process/throughput); Value Stream Thinking - combining processes required to bring the product or service to the customer; Hoshin Planning -- using the Planning and Execution Tree diagram and Problem Solving -- including the "Five Why" method and how to use it.

Lean Production Simplified, Second Edition covers each of the components of lean within the context of the entire lean production system. The author's straightforward common sense approach makes this book an easily accessible on-the-floor resource for every operator.

  

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I read this book when I was first learning about lean production. At the time I found it to be a great resource to understand many of the concepts and techniques that underpin this. As the title ... Read full review

Contents

The Birth of Lean Production
1
The Lean Production System
13
Stability
29
Standardized Work
49
JustlnTime
67
Jidoka
95
lnvolvementThe Wind That Fills the Sail
107
Hoshin Planning
121
The Culture of Lean Production
145
Appendix lGlossary
159
lndex
167
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