Creating a Lean Culture: Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions

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CRC Press, May 13, 2005 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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2006 SHINGO PRIZE for EXCELLENCE in MANUFACTURING RESEARCH

Lean production has been proven unbeatable in organizing production operations, yet the majority of attempts to implement lean end in disappointing results. The critical factor so often overlooked is that lean implementation requires day-to-day, hour-by-hour management practices and skills that leaders in conventional batch-and-queue environments are neither familiar nor comfortable with.

Creating a Lean Culture helps lean leaders succeed in their personal batch-to-lean transformation. It provides a practical guide to implementing the missing links needed to sustain a lean implementation.  Mann provides critical guidance on developing and using the key elements of a lean management system, including:  leader standard work, visual controls, daily accountability processes, maintaining a process focus, managing key HR issues, and much more.  In addition, a questionnaire is included to help assess current management practices and monitor progress.

 

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One star only because it did not have the option of 1/2 star. The book is great, if I were in a class room running a factory on case studies and had 12 weeks to learn a few things with a lot of filler to check my test taking ability.
The majority of the "mass producing" bashing David does will not work in teh real land of production with real customers. What ever it takes is what your customer will want, not a bunch of lean cuddling on what went wrong. Nothing against figuring out how the fire startede, just put out the fire first!
I do utilize tier boards and it aids in asset allocation but it reads way to long to get any usefulness out of the book.
 

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Good overview of lean. Heavily focused on a manufacturing environment. Three good sections on visual controls, lean suggestions, and sustaining the changes. Read full review

Contents

The Lean Management Systems Principal Elements
19
Visual Controls
39
Daily Accountability Process
69
Learning Lean Management and Production
89
Solving Problems and Improving ProcessesRapidly
119
PeoplePredictable Interruption Source of Ideas
137
Sustain What You Implement
157
Glossary
191
Index
205
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