Lean Thinking: Banish Waste And Create Wealth In Your Corporation

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 26, 2013 - Business & Economics - 400 pages
Lean Thinking was launched in the fall of 1996, just in time for the recession of 1997. It told the story of how American, European, and Japanese firms applied a simple set of principles called 'lean thinking' to survive the recession of 1991 and grow steadily in sales and profits through 1996. Even though the recession of 1997 never happened, companies were starving for information on how to make themselves leaner and more efficient.

Now we are dealing with the recession of 2001 and the financial meltdown of 2002. So what happened to the exemplar firms profiled in Lean Thinking? In the new fully revised edition of this bestselling book those pioneering lean thinkers are brought up to date. Authors James Womack and Daniel Jones offer new guidelines for lean thinking firms and bring their groundbreaking practices to a brand new generation of companies that are looking to stay one step ahead of the competition.
 

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There are books which are evolutionary (99%) and some that are revolutionary (1%) - this book falls definitely into the latter category. It changes your way of thinking and explains you why some of our rational concepts about the (business) world are simply wrong. Read full review

Contents

From Lean Production to Lean Enterprise
LEAN PRINCIPLES
Lean Thinking versus Muda
Value
The Value Stream
Flow
Pull
Perfection
Lean Thinking versus German Technik
Mighty Toyota Tiny Showa
LEAN ENTERPRISE
A Channel for the Stream a Valley for the Channel 13 Dreaming About Perfection
EPILOGUE
The Steady Advance of Lean Thinking
Institutionalizing the Revolution
The Lean Network

FROM THINKING TO ACTION THE LEAN LEAP
The Simple Case
A Harder Case
The Acid Test

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James P. Womack is Principal Research Scientist in the Japan Programme at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the Transitions Group, a consulting firm based in the USA. Daniel T. Jones is a Professor at the Cardiff Business School and has acted as consultant to a wide and international range of companies operating in Europe. He lives in Hereford.

James P. Womack is Principal Research Scientist in the Japan Programme at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the Transitions Group, a consulting firm based in the USA. Daniel T. Jones is a Professor at the Cardiff Business School and has acted as consultant to a wide and international range of companies operating in Europe. He lives in Hereford.

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