Books in the Quality and Business Excellence series can help readers improve customer value and satisfaction by integrating the voice of the customer into design, manufacturing, supply chain, and field processes. Lean Transformation: Cultural Enablers and Enterprise Alignment is about the Lean system. It begins by describing the reasons why so many Lean implementations fail and explaining why managers need to focus their valuable time on early adopters rather than on trying to convert resistors.
This book describes the guiding principles of the Shingo process for continuous improvement layout and evaluation. It examines the principles, systems, and tools of continuous improvement and demonstrates how to deploy these proven methods in plants and distribution centers.
The book covers time-tested continuous improvement process tools and practices, including the visual workplace, mistake proofing, PDCA, 5S, Heijunka, standard work, Kaizen, and value stream mapping. It also examines Lean performance measures and introduces a comprehensive Lean tool assessment system.
Presenting seven proven techniques for altering and guiding a Lean culture, the book identifies a formal process for overcoming common roadblocks. It also illustrates the proliferation of the Lean initiative across an organization's various sites.
This book describes how proper assessment of Lean system tools can help your organization remain focused on system standardization and boost your organization’s sustainability efforts. It includes job descriptions of various roles in the improvement process, including those for Lean supervisor and Lean team leader, as well as a glossary that defines key terms.
Foreword by Madan Mohanka
Foreword by Taiichi Ohno
Making It Big in Manufacturing Product and Providing Service
Section I : Lean Culture Enablers
Chapter 1 : Introduction
Chapter 2 : Business Process
Chapter 3 : Embarking on the Lean Journey
Chapter 4 : Techniques to Change to Lean Culture
Section II : Principles of Continuous Improvement Process
Chapter 5 : Importance of Principles, Systems, and Tools in Continuous Improvement
Chapter 6 : Principles of Continuous Improvement Process
Chapter 7 : Quality is Built in the Product or Service at the Source
Section III : Continuous Improvement Process Tools and Practices
Chapter 8 : Continuous Improvement Process System
Chapter 9 : Continuous Improvement Process
Section IV : Lean Performance Measures and Performance Assessment
Chapter 10 : Lean Performance Measures
Chapter 11 : Lean Tool System Assessment
Appendix 1 : Attributes of a Truly Lean Organization
Appendix 2 : Job Description of a Lean Supervisor
Appendix 3 : Job Description of a Lean Team Leader
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