Lean Organization: from the Tools of the Toyota Production System to Lean Office

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Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 4, 2012 - Business & Economics - 168 pages

Lean Organization for Excellence describes the right way to implement lean thinking inside both manufacturing and service industries. After explaining the origins of the concept and discussing 'wastes' and value added, the book aims to set out a precise path of action. To this end, the so-called Hoshin Kanri method of defining business objectives and targets is explained, and a Value Stream Mapping tool that serves to identify all wastes is described. Subsequent chapters cover each of the TPS (Toyota Production System) tools, from 5S to SMED, and special attention is devoted to the Ducati case study, in which tools such as 5S and Kanban are applied. Lean metrics and the innovative Value Stream Accounting are discussed, and the closing chapter focuses on Lean Office for the service industry. Each chapter includes illustrations and tables relating to practical cases concerning the subject under consideration, based on real consultancy experiences.

 

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fromthe Tools of the Toyota Production Systemto Lean Office Chapter 1 From Mass Production to the Lean Six Sigma
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fromthe Tools of the Toyota Production Systemto Lean Office Chapter 2 The Seven Wastes of Lean Organization
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fromthe Tools of the Toyota Production Systemto Lean Office Chapter 3 Using Value Stream Mapping to Visualize Value Added
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fromthe Tools of the Toyota Production Systemto Lean Office Chapter 4 Strategic Planning Hoshin Kanri
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fromthe Tools of the Toyota Production Systemto Lean Office Chapter 5 Kaizen Workshops and How to Run Them
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fromthe Tools of the Toyota Production Systemto Lean Office Chapter 6 The Main Methods of Lean Organization Kanban Cellular Manufacturing S...
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fromthe Tools of the Toyota Production Systemto Lean Office Chapter 7 Lean Metric Lean Accounting and Value Stream Accounting
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fromthe Tools of the Toyota Production Systemto Lean Office Chapter 8 Lean Office
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fromthe Tools of the Toyota Production Systemto Lean Office Chapter 9 Management of a Kaizen Workshop Carried Out in Ducati Motor Holding
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Andrea Chiarini is Managing Director at Chiarini & Associates, a European consulting firm specialized in Lean Six Sigma and Visiting Professor at University of Ferrara, Italy.
He earned a PhD and a Master of Arts from Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He also earned a Master Degree in Electronic Engineering and a Diploma in Business Administration from Bologna University, Italy.
He is a Senior Member of American Society for Quality.

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