Implementing World Class Manufacturing - Third Edition: The Complete Guide Including Policy Deployment and Developing a Lean Culture.
Lean Manufacturing is the only technique available today that can provide organizations with a business operating system that will allow them to fully utilize all of their available resources, both people and equipment, and to reduce costs while maximizing customer satisfaction.
A successful and sustainable Lean implementation in any organization requires that the four components of Lean be implemented throughout the organization.
Lean Concepts: eliminating waste to improve the flow of information and material. Anytime the flow stops, we have waste. When flow improves we have more efficient processes and shorter lead-times.
Lean Planning: Lean Planning is the linking of the organization s annual and strategic goals with the Lean activities that will achieve those goals. This linking is an activity called Policy/Company Goal Deployment. Lean should never be a random activity!
Lean Culture: the creation of a positive work environment and foundation that the rest of the Lean components can be built upon. The four elements of a Lean Culture are:
- Leadership - Communication - Empowerment - Teamwork
Lean Tools: the techniques used to eliminate the identified waste that is preventing us from achieving the goals we identified in Lean Planning.
World Class business results cannot be achieved without the organization-wide Lean thinking that comes from deploying Lean as the business operating system throughout an organization.
Uniquely written for both machine operators and managers, the 3rd Edition of Implementing World Class Manufacturing will show you how to implement the four components of Lean and help make your business the best at what you do now and in the future.
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