Lean Enterprise: A Synergistic Approach to Minimizing Waste

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Asq Press, May 1, 2002 - Business & Economics - 235 pages
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Lean Enterprise: A Synergistic Approach to Minimizing Waste shows how modern companies can use lean techniques to achieve the kind of success that Ford, Toyota, and Dell have enjoyed. This book presents lean enterprise as a set of mutually supporting techniques and programs, all of which focus on the elimination of "friction," or nonvalue-adding activities, from the enterprise. The concept of friction (Japan's muda, or waste) is simple, but everyone in the organization must realize that it is easy to overlook. The ability to identify friction is vital to creating a lean enterprise, and through the examples of Henry Ford, this book equips readers with the skills to achieve optimal results. Many lean manufacturing practices are described within, including 5S-Cando, supply chain management, Kanban, Kaizen, single-minute exchange of die, Poka-Yoke, and team-oriented problem solving, among others. By using the change management information contained in this book, you will be able to convince reluctant employees, management, or shareholders that this approach can significantly impact your organization. Bring about a cultural transformation in your organization-a change in "the way we do things around here." Make Lean Enterprise: A Synergistic Approach to Minimizing Waste part of your professional toolbox.

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