Creating a Lean Culture: Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions / Edition 1

Creating a Lean Culture: Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions / Edition 1

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by David Mann
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1563273225

ISBN-13: 9781563273223

Pub. Date: 05/13/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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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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ISBN-13:
9781563273223
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/13/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgements
Part I: What is the Lean Management System? Principal Elements of Lean Management
Chapter 1: The Missing Link in Lean: The Management System
Chapter 2: The Lean Management System's Principle Elements
Chapter 3: Standard Work for Leaders
Chapter 4: Visual Controls
Chapter 5: Daily Accountability Process
Part II: Learning Lean Management and Production: Supporting Elements of Lean Management
Chapter 6: Learning Lean Management: The Sensei and Gemba Walks
Chapter 7: Leading a Lean Operation
Chapter 8: Solving Problems and Improving Processes - Rapidly
Chapter 9: People - Predictable Interruption; Source of Ideas
Chapter 10: Sustain What You Implement
Appendix
Glossary
References
Index

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Creating a Lean Culture 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Bayo-Akinola-Odusola More than 1 year ago
If you are responsible for creating a Lean culture either as a senior manager, leader or simply part of a team, then 'Creating A Lean Culture' is a resource I highly recommend. It contains enough relevant information for all levels involved in Lean initiatives to understand and transform your understanding into action (not just 'talking about' making things happen) Bayo Akinola-Odusola Organizational Change Consultant
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is good fro comkpanies that are involve in the transformation to LEAN
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
Lean production offers the promise of competitive, high-quality, low-cost manufacturing, but operating it successfully requires a lean management system. David Mann, head of lean management and organizational development at Steelcase, an office equipment manufacturer, helps you understand how to implement a simple, effective, proven lean management system. He explains how to take action, leverage a few simple processes and create a culture that will sustain your gains in the long term. Obviously, no system is a panacea, and Mann says you have to spend time every day comparing your actual performance to what you expected from each process. By focusing your management efforts on actively closing those gaps, you can find the right ways to improve your lean production system. The book includes a very useful glossary to help you understand the specialized vocabulary of lean management, and provides charts, forms, pictures and diagrams to aid you in implementing each chapter's principles. getAbstract recommends it as a hands-on manual, not a theoretical read. Though Mann targets managers and other leaders, anyone involved in lean manufacturing can benefit from his practical advice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago