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Andy & Me : Crisis and Transformation on the Lean Journey, 2nd Edition

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Title: Andy & Me : Crisis and Transformation on the Lean Journey, 2nd Edition
Author: Pascal Dennis
ISBN: 1439825386 / 9781439825389
Format: Soft Cover
Pages: 216
Publisher: Productivity Press
Year: 2014
Availability: In Stock
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In an era when automotive companies are being propped up instead of profiting, many firms are revisiting this award winning book and the wise approach it takes to improvement. The second edition of this bestselling text, one of the most popular ever written on Lean, facilitates the Lean implementation process by emphasizing practicality and a can do attitude in the face of all challenges, big and small.

Winner of a 2006 Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing Research

Based on the author's personal experience with Toyota?s master teachers, Andy & Me is a business novel set in a failing New Jersey auto plant focusing on the tribulations of Tom Pappas, the plant manager. The situations, characters and plant politics will ring true with many readers. The book follows Tom's relationship with Andy Saito, a reclusive retired Toyota guru whom Tom persuades to help save his plant through the teaching of the legendary Toyota Production System (TPS). On this journey, the reader learns that TPS is more than just a collection of tools; it entails a new way of thinking and behaving. Though Tom finds success ? both in his plant and in his personal life ? he learns from Andy that successful improvement is endless and eternal.

This edition adds end-of-chapter study questions that highlight critical Lean and leadership lessons. It also includes corresponding notes that provide up-front guidance. The author is a Toyota veteran with more than two decades of professional experience as a consultant in Lean management and manufacturing.

Preface
Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
The Author

Chapter 1 : “We’ll Have to Close Some Plants.”
Chapter 2 : Looking for Mr. Saito
Chapter 3 : Finding a Sensei
Chapter 4 : Sincere Mind
Chapter 5 : Henry Ford’s Vision
Chapter 6 : Walking the Plant
Chapter 7 : Continuing the Tour
Chapter 8 : Needs More Work
Chapter 9 : Understanding Zone Control
Chapter 10 : Time Out at the Blue Giraffe
Chapter 11 : Making Our Video
Chapter 12 : Kickoff
Chapter 13 : Big Heart
Chapter 14 : The Money Board
Chapter 15 : A Night in Astoria
Chapter 16. : Visual Management
Chapter 17. : The River and the Rocks
Chapter 18. : People Make the Difference
Chapter 19. : “No Problem” Is a Problem
Chapter 20. : Developing Early Warning Systems
Chapter 21 : The Valley of Darkness
Chapter 22 : Learning About the Help Line
Chapter 23 : The Efficiency of Pull Systems
Chapter 24 : Stupid Meanness
Chapter 25 : The Frog, the Scorpion, and the Nightingale
Chapter 26 : Grapefruit Moon

Glossary
Bibliography
Index

 
 
 
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