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Kaizen: The Key to Japan's Competitive Success

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 09-06-08
[amazon asin=007554332X&template=iframe image] Author: Masaaki Imai Publication Date: 1987 Book Description: What's the key message? Kaizen means improvement. In the workplace, it means continuous improvement involving everyone - managers and workers alike. The book focuses much more on the attitudes and culture of kaizen than it does the tools. The Read More

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Lean

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Author: Jamie Flinchbaugh, Andy Carlino Publication Date: 2006 Book Description: What’s the key message? The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Lean: Lessons from the Road does not center on one primary message. If you had to choose one, however, it would probably be that lean is about more than tools and process

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The Machine That Changed the World

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[amazon asin=0060974176&template=iframe image] Author: James Womack, Daniel Jones and Daniel Roos Publication Date: 1990 Book Description: What's the key message? The Machine That Changed the World is the product of a 5-year, $5M study of the international auto industry. It was really an exploration of the Toyota Production System and Read More

Profit Beyond Measure

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[amazon asin=068483667X&template=iframe image] Author: H. Thomas Johnson and Anders Bröms Publication Date: 2000 Book Description: What's the key message? Profit Beyond Measure establishes "True North", or the ideal state, for the growing lean accounting movement, a growing sub-set of lean. Tom Johnson, the lead author, has a rather aggressive view Read More

The Toyota Way

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[amazon asin=0071392319&template=iframe image] Author: Jeffrey Liker Publication Date: 2003 Book Description: What's the key message? The Toyota Way is a study of how Toyota manages and improves itself. It addresses not just solutions and tools, but the supporting culture and skills as well. It is done as an enterprise-wide exploration Read More

The New Manufacturing Challenge: Techniques for Continuous Improvement

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[amazon asin=0029320402&template=iframe image] Author: Kiyoshi Suzaki Publication Date: 1987 Book Description: What's the key message? The book is an introduction to continuous improvement in manufacturing, with an emphasis on the shop floor. It works for the beginner, with a minimum of jargon or Japanese terminology. It encompasses all the basic Read More

Toyota Production System

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[amazon asin=0915299143&template=iframe image] Author: Taiichi Ohno Publication Date: 1978 Book Description: What's the key message? As a book, Toyota Production System is one of the most important books in any lean leader's library. The primary reason is its author, Taiichi Ohno. While the development of the Toyota Production System at Read More