Being an Effective Manager in a Lean Company

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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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