Journey to Lean: Making Operational Change Stick

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In the current climate attention has refocused on lean production. While books have looked at the principles of lean production and techniques, this book from McKinsey & Company, the world's most influential management consultancy, provides a unique approach, which is holistic in nature and argues that lean must be central to the strategy and mindset of the company or organization. It will be the most comprehensive book on the tangible and intangible aspects of lean transformation with a complete overview of how organizations should embark upon this arising from the cutting edge work done by the authors with leading companies worldwide.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Jourbaney to Lean is lively, fun and informative, and it might just have an enormous effect on your business" - Lee Hibbert, Professional Engineering

"...a comprehensive and practical book on how to design and implement sustainable operational change." - Quality Today

"Three McKinsey consultants - John Drew, Blair McCallum and Stefan Roggenhofer - have brought [lean research] alive at company level in a new book, Jourbaney to Lean."- The Observer

"...explores some of the challenges faced by the management team, and gives ideas on how to develop solutions and engage the workforce in the new ways of working." - Works Management

"...moves beyond the initial step of using lean tools and techniques to deliver initial quick results, and tackles the thorny question of how to maintain those performance levels." -

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403913074
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 6/12/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 682,634
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

John Drew is at McKinsey & Company Manufacturing Practice.

Blair McCallum is the Director of McKinsey & Company Production Systems Design Centre.

Stefan Roggenhofer is Leader of McKinsey & Company Manufacturing Practice, Europe.

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Table of Contents

Part I: The Map
• The Rationale for Lean Production
• The Making of Lean Production
• Designing a Lean Operating System
• Management Systems for Lean Production
• Mindsets and Behaviours
Part II: The Jourbaney
• Preparation Defining the Goal
• Programme Planning
• Pilot Implementation
• Company-Wide Deployment

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