The Lean Strategy: Using Lean to Create Competitive Advantage, Unleash Innovation, and Deliver Sustainable Growth

The Lean Strategy: Using Lean to Create Competitive Advantage, Unleash Innovation, and Deliver Sustainable Growth

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A groundbreaking and revolutionary book that will transform how lean is understood, practiced, and used within organizations

A lean strategy is about gaining a competitive edge by offering better quality products at competitive prices and making a sustainable profit by eliminating waste through engaging employees in discovering deeper ways to think about their own jobs and smarter ways of working together. In its current form, lean has been radically effective, but its true powers have yet to be harnessed.

Lean Strategy harnesses that power and delivers a new way of creating value from lean. Leading lean experts address popular misconceptions about the basics of lean/TPS, showing the true purpose of tools, methods, and attitudes that leverage the intelligence of every employee doing the work. You'll learn how to think―and then act―differently, tapping the power of every person in your organization in a disciplined manner that generates unparalleled, sustainable success that is responsive to today's most pressing challenges

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781978605541
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.12(d)

About the Author

Dr. Michael Ballé has been an executive coach for twenty years, cofounded the French Lean Institute, and has written five Lean books that have shaped international thinking and practice.

Daniel T. Jones is coauthor of the bestselling books that introduced Lean to the world (The Machine That Changed the World, Lean Thinking, and Lean Solutions) and is founder of the UK Lean Enterprise Academy and the Lean Global Network.

Jacques Chaize was CEO of Danfoss Water Controls, a leading French/Danish water valve specialist that served as a model of Lean practice. He cofounded the French Society for Organizational Learning.

Orest J. Fiume was Chief Financial Officer and a Director of The Wiremold Company, as well as a director emeritus of the Lean Enterprise Institute. He is the coauthor of Real Numbers: Management Accounting in a Lean Organization, and cofounded the Lean Accounting movement with others.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction: The Meaning of Lean xvii

Chapter 1 Make Things Better 1

Chapter 2 Think Differently 23

Chapter 3 Lead from the Ground Up 53

Chapter 4 Framing for Learning 71

Chapter 5 Organize for Learning 117

Chapter 6 A New Formula for Growth 141

Chapter 7 Reusable Learning for Continuously Growing Value 163

Chapter 8 Accelerate the Gains 195

Chapter 9 From Kaizen to Innovation 223

Chapter 10 Change Your Mind 237

Conclusion: Toward a Waste-Free Society 251

Notes 259

Index 263

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