Andy & Me: Crisis & Transformation on the Lean Journey
Second Edition of a Shingo Prize Winner
Based on the author's personal experience with Toyota’s master teachers and with companies in the midst of great change, Andy & Me: Crisis & Transformation on the Lean Journey, now in its second edition, is a business novel set in a failing New Jersey auto plant focusing on the tribulations of Tom Pappas, the plant manager. The situations, characters, and plant politics will ring true with many readers.
In a cool, readable style, this highly popular work follows Tom's relationship with Andy Saito, a reclusive retired Toyota guru whom Tom persuades to help save his plant through the teaching of the legendary Toyota Production System (TPS).
On this journey, the reader learns that TPS is more than just a collection of tools; it entails a new way of thinking and behaving. Though Tom finds success — both in his plant and in his personal life — he learns from Andy that successful improvement is endless and eternal.This edition includes study questions after each chapter to support your learning and help you tell some of your own stories.
Pascal Dennis discusses the 2nd edition of his Shingo Prize-winning book Andy & Me.
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Chapter 1 Well Have to Close Some Plants
Chapter 2 Looking for Mr Saito
Chapter 3 Finding a Sensei
Chapter 4 Sincere Mind
Chapter 5 Henry Fords Vision
Chapter 6 Walking the Plant
Chapter 7 Continuing the Tour
Chapter 8 Needs More Work
Chapter 16 Visual Management
Chapter 17 The River and the Rocks
Chapter 18 People Make the Difference
Chapter 19 No Problem Is a Problem
Chapter 20 Developing Early Warning Systems
Chapter 21 The Valley of Darkness
Chapter 22 Learning about the Help Line
Chapter 23 The Efficiency of Pull Systems
Chapter 9 Understanding Zone Control
Chapter 10 Time Out at the Blue Giraffe
Chapter 11 Making Our Video
Chapter 12 Kickoff
Chapter 13 Big Heart
Chapter 14 The Money Board
Chapter 15 A Night in Astoria