The Remedy: Bringing Lean Thinking Out of the Factory to Transform the Entire Organization

The Remedy: Bringing Lean Thinking Out of the Factory to Transform the Entire Organization

by Pascal Dennis
     
 

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Winner of the Shingo Prize for Excellence in Quality Improvement

-From the Shingo judges:

This work has an extremely widespread application as the tools, techniques, and methods described are at a level that achieves the goals of Lean and operational excellence without tying them down to a specific industry or work stream. The book provides

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Winner of the Shingo Prize for Excellence in Quality Improvement

-From the Shingo judges:

This work has an extremely widespread application as the tools, techniques, and methods described are at a level that achieves the goals of Lean and operational excellence without tying them down to a specific industry or work stream. The book provides practical knowledge for  lean champions, managers, and executives driving toward operational excellence enterprise-wide.  The story format, and the presentation of this material was excellent, and the avoidance of lean and operational excellence jargon gives the book a wide appeal…it is a pleasure to read.

The Sequel to the Influential “Lean” Business Novel Andy & Me

The Remedy is a compelling a business fable that   shows how Lean quality improvement business practices—traditionally associated with manufacturing—can dramatically improve the service areas of your business-including design, engineering, sales, marketing and all processes in between. 

Written by Pascal Dennis, a leading Lean consultant, the story follows Tom Pappas and Rachel Armstrong, senior leaders at a desperate automotive company as they try to implement a Lean management system across an entire platform, the Chloe, a breakthrough "green" car. The future of the company is at stake. Can Tom and Rachel, supported by Andy Saito, a retired, reclusive Toyota executive, regain the trust and respect of the customer? Can a venerable but dying company implement Lean practices to every part of their business and learn a new, more effective way of managing?

  • Shows you how to use the Lean quality improvement method to fix not just a manufacturing system, but an entire company, including management, design, marketing, and supply chain
  • Written by Pascal Dennis, author of four books on Lean practices and winner of the coveted Shingo Prize for outstanding research contributing to operational excellence
  • Originally developed by Toyota, the Lean approach to quality improvement has gained a worldwide following and helped turn around enumerable struggling businesses

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470556856
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/06/2010
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
314,901
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.09(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Pascal Dennis is the President of Lean Pathways Inc., a successful international consultancy, and the author of three previous books on Lean management, all of which have won the coveted Shingo Prize for outstanding research in the field of operational excellence. His clients include Fortune 500 companies like Kimberly- Clark, Lockheed Martin, and Magna International, as well as leading health care, construction, and financial services firms. Dennis learned the Toyota Business System in leadership positions at Toyota Cambridge, one of Toyota's best plants, and has worked with leading Toyota senseis in North America and Japan.

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