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Staying Lean

By Peter Buckley,Pauline Found,Gary Griffiths,Glynn Harrison
  • ISBN Code: : 1439826188
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 282
  • Category : Business & Economics
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  • Pdf : staying-lean.pdf

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The first edition of this highly acclaimed publication received a Shingo Research and Professional Publication Prize in 2009. Explaining how to create and sustain a Lean business, it followed Cogent Power‘s first two Lean Roadmaps along their journey. Since then, much has changed. Several members of Cogent Power‘s senior management have moved on, s

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The Toyota Way, Second Edition: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer

By Jeffrey K. Liker
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  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Book Code : 1260468526
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 161
  • Pdf File: the-toyota-way-second-edition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The bestselling guide to Toyota’s legendary philosophy and production system—updated with important new frameworks for driving innovation and quality in your business One of the most impactful business guides published in the 21st Century, The Toyota Way played an outsized role in launching the continuous-improvement movement that continues unabated today. Multiple Shingo Award-winning management and operations expert Jeffrey K. Liker provides a deep dive into Toyota’s world-changing processes, showing how you can learn from it to develop your own improvement program that fits your conditions. Thanks in large part to this book, managers across the globe are creating workforces and systems that produce the highest-quality products and services, establish and retain customer loyalty, and drive business profitability and sustainability. Now, Liker has thoroughly updated his classic guide to include: Completely revised data and updated information about Toyota’s approach to competitiveness in the new world of mobility and smart technology Illustrative examples from manufacturing and service organizations that have learned and improved from the Toyota Way A fresh approach to leadership models The brain science and skills for learning to think scientifically How Toyota applies Hoshin Kanri, a planning process that aligns objectives at all levels and marries them to business strategy Organized into thematic sections covering the various aspects of the Toyota Way—including Philosophy, Processes, People, and Problem Solving—this unparalleled guide details the 14 key principles for building the foundation of a powerful improvement system and managing it for ultimate competitive advantage. With The Toyota Way, you have an inspiration and a model of how to set a direction, continuously improve and learn at all levels, continually "flow" value to satisfy customers, improve your leadership, and get quality right the first time.

Implementing Lean

By Charles W. Protzman,Fred Whiton,Daniel Protzman
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1482252856
  • Total of Pages : 375
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 670
  • Pdf File: implementing-lean.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Everyone has heard the phrase about doing twice the work in half the time, but instead of focusing only on time, this book focuses on driving increased output with consistently less input. Implementing Lean: Twice the Output with Half the Input! teaches readers not only about Lean and its major concepts, but it drives the leader toward implementing a true Lean system. The authors have used the methodologies in this book everywhere from hospitals to service industries to manufacturing plants in order to impact businesses by providing proven principles, techniques, and approaches that yield substantial improvement to any business, small or large, in any sector. Learn about the benefits of implementing Lean in your company as the authors walk you through the major components as well as show you how to implement them. This guide is already being used by Lean Practitioners every day on shop floors to educate and refresh how tools are used in real-world applications.

Building Lean, Building BIM

By Rafael Sacks,Samuel Korb,Ronen Barak
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1315300508
  • Total of Pages : 408
  • Category : Architecture
  • Members : 251
  • Pdf File: building-lean-building-bim.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Building Lean, Building BIM is the essential guide for any construction company that wants to implement Lean Construction and Building Information Modelling (BIM) to gain a strategic edge over their competition. The first of its kind, the book outlines the principles of Lean, the functionality of BIM, and the interactions between the two, illustrating them through the story of how Tidhar Construction has implemented Lean Construction and BIM in a concerted effort over four years. Tidhar is a small-to-medium-sized construction company that pioneered a way of working that gave it a profit margin unheard of in its market. The company's story serves as a case study for explanation of the various facets of Lean Construction and BIM. Each chapter defines a principle of Lean and/or BIM, describes the achievements and failures in Tidhar's implementation based on the experiences of the key people involved, and reviews the relevant background and theory. The implementation at Tidhar has not been a pure success, but by examining their motives alongside their achievements and failures, readers will learn about what pitfalls and pinnacles to expect. A number of chapters also compare the experience of Tidhar with those of other companies who are leaders in their fields, such as Skanska and DPR. This book is highly relevant and useful to a wide range of readers from the construction industry, especially those who are frustrated with the inefficiencies in their companies and construction projects. It is also essential reading for Lean and BIM enthusiasts, researchers and students from a variety of industries and backgrounds.

Lean Thinking for Emerging Healthcare Leaders

By Arnout Orelio
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  • Publisher : Business Expert Press
  • Book Code : 1952538319
  • Total of Pages : 162
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 573
  • Pdf File: lean-thinking-for-emerging-healthcare-leaders.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Lean Thinking for Emerging Healthcare Leaders: How to Develop Yourself and Implement Process Improvements aims to solve the issues in modern day healthcare by handing over the reins of the improvement process to healthcare professionals. Putting those who are doing the work and are closest to the actual situation in the lead.The purpose of this book is to help you understand how to develop yourself and your leadership in such a way that will best benefit your team and your patients. This includes change management practices that will help to build commitment with your team members, colleagues, management, patients, and other stakeholders. This book educates you, as a leading medical professional, in the principles and values of Lean leadership and management. It will teach you how to improve healthcare from the inside, making it safer, better, faster, more accessible, and more affordable. With this book we want to inspire, motivate, and stimulate you to lead continuous improvement—while being respectful to people—on your way to ideal care for every patient. The primary target audience for the book are medical professionals who have (recently) acquired leadership, management, or business responsibilities. The book will also be of high value to those who obtained temporary leadership positions, like project leaders, problem solvers, change managers, and innovators. Because most of the teachings in the book are meta skills and ways of thinking, the book is easily relatable and transferable to other disciplines and even sectors.

Lean Construction

By Patricia Tzortzopoulos,Mike Kagioglou,Lauri Koskela
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429512155
  • Total of Pages : 428
  • Category : Architecture
  • Members : 463
  • Pdf File: lean-construction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book collates the main research developments around Lean Construction over the past 25 years with contributions from many seminal authors in the field. It takes stock of developments since the publication of Koskela’s (1992) Application of the New Production Philosophy to Construction and, in doing so, challenges current thinking and progress. It also crystallises theoretical conceptualisations and practically situated learning whilst identifying future research challenges, agendas and opportunities for global collaborative actions. The contributors present the development of Lean Construction as a fundamental part of improving construction productivity, quality and delivery of value to clients and users of built infrastructure. In doing so, the book introduces the reader to the foundational principles and theories that have influenced the way we now understand Lean Construction and has provided very useful insights to students, practitioners and researchers on key junctures over the last 25 years. Highlighting the key contemporary developments and using global case study material the chapters demonstrate good practice but also help introduce new thinking to both lay readers and experienced practitioners alike. This book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and practitioners with an interest in Lean Construction and construction management, providing a general understanding of the area, current state of the art knowledge as well as providing an insight into areas for future research.

The BASICS LeanTM Implementation Model

By Charles W. Protzman III,Daniel Protzman,William Keen
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1351172719
  • Total of Pages : 247
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 365
  • Pdf File: the-basics-leantm-implementation-model.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In 2004 Charlie Protzman created The BASICS Lean Implementation Model, which covers the full spectrum of what is needed to be effective and successful at implementing a Lean System. The reader is taken through a step by step approach developed over the last 15 years, in the use and understanding of Lean tools, principles, and processes. The authors break down Lean concepts to their simplest terms to make everything as clear as possible for Lean practitioners. You will learn an integrated, structured, problem-solving approach identified by the acronym BASICS (Baseline, Analyze, Suggest Solutions, Implement, Check and Sustain). This methodology is combined with a proven business strategy to help ensure a successful and sustainable transformation of any organization. The BASICS approach produces "real" bottom line savings with 20% to 50% or more increases in productivity when compared to pure batching environments. As those who have read the book will tell you, this is not a theory book... but rather a book you can return to over and over again for reference, throughout your Lean journey.

ReducedEffort® Changeover

By Ron Heiskell
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1000059960
  • Total of Pages : 174
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 565
  • Pdf File: reducedeffort-changeover.pdf

Book Short Summary:

ReducedEffort® Changeover: The Lean Way to Quickly Reduce Changeover Downtime provides a step-by-step guide for conducting a Kaizen event that empowers the people who do the work to improve how that work is done. Packed with tips, tools, and examples, this practical guide begins with a clear description of the Lean principles underlying the ReducedEffort Changeover system. In addition, it explains how and why reducing the effort always reduces the time of converting a machine, line, or process from one product to another. In this book, you’ll find everything you need to quickly and dramatically reduce the effort and time of any process using the ReducedEffort method. This is not another book about how to do SMED. Like SMED, ReducedEffort Changeover (REC) does reduce changeover time, but REC is not SMED. SMED, Single Minute (or digit) Exchange of Dies, developed by Dr. Shigeo Shingo, has been the process used for many years by countless manufacturing plants to reduce changeover time. The SMED process was used in Toyota to reduce the changeover of a 1,000-ton stamping press from four hours to three minutes. As a Lean-based process, the REC system focuses on reducing the labor, not the time, involved in changing over a machine to work on a different product. With REC, there are no Standard Operation Combination Sheets to fill out and no Problem Identification Sheets to complete, and it does not require the arduous chore of timing every task, as SMED does. Very little capital investment is required with REC. Unlike SMED, it does not require management-approved funding to achieve substantial results. Because REC is not capital-driven, management does not need to drive the process. The operators will drive the process because it reduces their labor. One of the biggest advantages of REC over SMED is that operators will readily accept the process, and more important, they will want to sustain it. The reason for this is quite simple and will become evident when the REC process is defined. REC takes SMED to a new level that is easier and faster both to implement and to deliver sustainable results.

Working Great!

By Richard Mr Brimeyer
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1351057898
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 290
  • Pdf File: working-great.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Significant sustained Lean success depends almost solely on leaders and the culture they foster. No doubt some area-specific and short-term gains can be realized via a top-down, tools-based approach. But broad, ongoing and organic improvement that is embraced by almost all employees requires a unique environment, one carefully defined and nurtured by leaders. Unfortunately, many leaders and managers embark on their Lean initiative with a focus on tools either observed during a benchmarking tour, disclosed during a short symposium presentation, or peddled by their chosen Lean partner. They are ill-equipped to understand the critical behavior and attitude changes that will be required of them and their staff to sustain tools-based improvements and, more importantly, to effectively promote and harvest employees’ innovation to remove waste. Working Great! provides an overview of a successful Lean journey. Just as a would-be traveler consults a travel brochure and websites prior to reserving a seat on a given vacation tour, this book provides potential Lean leaders with an overview prior to embarking on a Lean initiative. And unlike purely promotional materials, Working Great! provides an honest, culture-first assessment of Lean with an emphasis on the leaders’ responsibilities for a successful mission – and the information required to determine if they and their organization are up for the journey. Working Great! gives readers: A clear understanding of the relative importance and relationship between culture and tools for lasting Lean success Advice on various key strategic decisions such as choosing an external consultant and an internal coordinator Lessons to help take the mystery out of culture A heavy emphasis on specific critical leadership behaviors which support the desired culture Suggestions for selecting new employees and, more importantly, supervisors that will thrive in a Lean environment Recommendations for effectively "rounding" on employees; a vital habit for Lean leaders An appreciation for the importance of – and tools to aid in – prioritizing and managing personal time as leaders shift their focus to building a Lean organization (including the significance of time off) Information on how various Lean tools support a Lean culture and are not a destination in themselves Case studies to describe realistic aspirations and to provide inspiration and encouragement during inevitable setbacks

Total Construction Management

By John S. Oakland,Marton Marosszeky
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1317439333
  • Total of Pages : 610
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 694
  • Pdf File: total-construction-management.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A convergence of lean management and quality management thinking has taken place in organizations across many industries, including construction. Practices in procurement, design management and construction management are all evolving constantly and understanding these changes and how to react is essential to successful management. This book provides valuable insights for owners, designers and constructors in the construction sector. Starting by introducing the language of total quality, lean and operational excellence, this book takes the reader right up to the latest industry practice in this sector, and demonstrates the best way to manage change. Written by two of the world's leading experts, Total Construction Management: Lean quality in construction project delivery offers a clearly structured introduction to the most important management concepts and practices used in the global construction industry today. This authoritative book covers issues such as procurement, BIM, all forms of waste, construction safety, and design and construction management, all explained with international case studies. It is a perfect guide for managers in all parts of the industry, and ideal for those preparing to enter the industry.

How to Engage, Involve, and Motivate Employees

By Janis Allen,Michael McCarthy
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1351650998
  • Total of Pages : 164
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 137
  • Pdf File: how-to-engage-involve-and-motivate-employees.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book, which takes the employees' perspective, illustrates what works and what doesn't work to engage, involve, and motivate a workforce. Through examples, it shows how the "engage" methodology links to the Lean Process. While focusing on the softer/"people" part of Lean, it maximizes the value returned on the organization's investment in Lean. It links "engagement" to measurable performance improvements. The how-to book includes a methodology overview and details on how to implement including communication do's and don'ts as well as a checklist for leader standard work (a tool for individual leaders to track and be recognized for their "engage, involve, and motivate" behaviors).

Guide to Supply Chain Management

By Colin Scott,Henriette Lundgren,Paul Thompson
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 331977185X
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 836
  • Pdf File: guide-to-supply-chain-management.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This essential guide brings supply chain theory to life. Intended for readers with a business interest in supply chain management, the book covers the key topics in eleven chapters, including planning, sourcing, making, delivering and returning, as well as strategy, people, finance, customer service and outsourcing. Each chapter starts with a brief summary and learning objectives that guide the reader through the text. This second edition also explores digital, sustainability and innovation impacts on today’s global supply chains. The book is written in a clear and simple way, featuring a variety of figures, tables and recommendations for further reading. The respective chapters conclude with real-life case studies from different companies, illustrating best practices. In the course of their work, the authors have met professionals all over the world who are passionate about their business achievements. By including their vivid examples, the guide brings theory to life, enabling readers to understand and embrace the concepts and ideas presented. Colin Scott, Henriette Lundgren and Paul Thompson are experts in supply chain management and have worked with practitioners in businesses across the globe. Endorsement: This guide is a really useful reminder of what good practice is and how it should be applied within supply chain management. The book is relevant for students of supply chain management and professional practitioners alike. This book offers an invaluable guide to understanding the specific dynamics of your supply chain and the fundamentals underpinning it. It provides the framework for delivering a supply chain strategy based upon recognised best practice. Martin McCourt, CEO, Dyson Limited .

Ready? Set? Engage!

By Michael McCarthy,Janis Allen
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1351653911
  • Total of Pages : 100
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 194
  • Pdf File: ready-set-engage.pdf

Book Short Summary:

All employees want themselves and their colleagues to be better engaged at work, but most just can’t get past the talking stage to actually developing an effective plan. This book is a step-by-step "how-to" guide for those who develop and complete projects – not just supervisors and continuous improvement professionals. Like instructions for "assembly required" projects, this book takes you one step at a time into creating a project that makes your work easier, better, and more satisfying. This book identifies the benefits of—and strategies for—developing engaged employees who will implement and sustain your Lean processes. You will learn and practice tools for creating and sustaining engagement and how to align your goals with your strategy, ensuring that your desired future becomes a reality. In addition, after reading this book, you’ll be able to: Recognize barriers to building engaged teams and individuals, and then select strategies for overcoming these hurdles. Practice communication and team relationship skills that will help you to nurture long-term process improvements. Gain information about key listening skills, as well as steps to enhance recognition systems.

The Highly Effective Office

By Timothy Schipper
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 0429797141
  • Total of Pages : 249
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 517
  • Pdf File: the-highly-effective-office.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Highly Effective Office covers the transformation journey required to change the culture in the workplace from processes that suffer from functional separation and "silo-ed" departments to efficient and integrated systems. Most office processes have evolved into separate and autonomous stand-alone functions that are sub-optimized. The result is added wastes in the processes, and the customers are often the first to notice. The wastes parallel the manufacturing floor wastes and deserve the same attention for identification and removal. Yet, the culture of the office is predisposed to work by a separation of duties. Roles and responsibilities are not aligned around processes. The same type of dramatic transformations that were enabled on the concrete factory floor are needed in carpeted offices. This book describes methods to transform the value streams in the office and administrative areas of organizations, and it outlines why Lean works just as well in the office as it does in manufacturing. Wastes typically reach 50% of the process effort, and these processes are ripe for improvement. Throughout the book, waste removal in office processes are fully illustrated with descriptions of applying Lean tools to achieve flow. Case studies from the corporations, non-profits, and higher education institutions demonstrate how various types of organizations have reached success by applying Lean principles to their processes. Lean expert Timothy Schipper outlines the structural and leadership changes that are required to create a transformational journey for process change and continuous improvement. Leadership activities are outlined along with descriptions of how to assign ownership and responsibility for the changes inside the organization. Various leadership behaviors are explored that support and help to sustain the effort. Attention is given to how to start the journey, how to select projects and launch them with clear goals and objectives, and how to run successful workshops, as well as visual tools and techniques and educational content. Finally, and most importantly, a description of the mature Lean culture is offered to show how to embed process improvement into the organization.