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Kaizen and the Art of Creative Thinking

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 09-06-08
[amazon asin=1897363591&template=iframe image] Author: Shigeo Shingo Publication Date: 2007 Book Description: What's the key message? Kaisen and the Art of Creative Thinking is a new translation of a book Dr. Shingo wrote in 1958, but there is nothing outdated about it. Simple on the surface, the book may take several Read More

JIT Factory Revolution

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[amazon asin=0915299445&template=iframe image] Author: Hiroyuki Hirano Publication Date: 1988 Book Description: What's the key message? This book, almost 20 years old, is a lost gem. It is not the most thorough or insightful book on lean, but it is clear, focused and has a heavy use of pictures. Over 200 Read More

Beyond Budgeting

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[amazon asin=1578518660&template=iframe image] Author: Jeremy Hope, Robin Fraser Publication Date: 2003 Book Description: What's the key message? Beyond Budgeting attempts to take on the problems that most companies face when setting budget targets and monitoring performance. Among the problems detailed: Always negotiate the lowest targets and the highest rewards Always Read More

No Excuses Leadership

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[amazon asin=0471488038&template=iframe image] Author: Brace E. Barber Publication Date: 2004 Book Description: What's the key message? No Excuse Leadership is a book that leverages the direct experience of the author as a U.S. Army Ranger and the experiences of other Rangers. This book is one filled with stories, directly from Read More

Kaizen: The Key to Japan's Competitive Success

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[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