The Lean Practitioner S Field Book

Author: Charles Protzman
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315360500
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While there are numerous Lean Certification programs, most companies have their own certification paths whereby they bestow expert status upon employees after they have participated in or led a certain number of kaizen events. Arguing that the number of kaizen events should not determine a person's expert status, The Lean Practitioner's Field Book: Proven, Practical, Profitable and Powerful Techniques for Making Lean Really Work outlines a true learning path for anyone seeking to understand essential Lean principles. The book includes a plethora of examples drawn from the personal experiences of its many well-respected and award-winning contributors. These experts break down Lean concepts to their simplest terms to make everything as clear as possible for Lean practitioners. A refresher for some at times, the text provides thought-provoking questions with examples that will stimulate learning opportunities. Introducing the Lean Practitioner concept, the book details the five distinct Lean Practitioner levels and includes quizzes and criteria for each level. It highlights the differences between the kaizen event approach and the Lean system level approach as well as the difference between station balancing and baton zone. This book takes readers on a journey that begins with an overview of Lean principles and culminates with readers developing professionally through the practice of self-reliance. Providing you with the tools to implement Lean tools in your organization, the book includes discussions and examples that demonstrate how to transition from traditional accounting methods to a Lean accounting system. The book outlines an integrated, structured approach identified by the acronym BASICS (baseline, analyze, suggest solutions, implement, check, and sustain), which is combined with a proven business strategy to help ensure a successful and sustainable transformation of your organization.

The Lean Practitioner S Field Book Study Guide

Author: Charles Protzman
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Corresponding to chapters in The Lean Practitioner's Field Book, this study guide offers a complete review of the concept of the Lean Practitioner. It offers a wide range of exercises to help readers understand key Lean concepts. Each chapter includes a list of important concepts, chapter highlights, problem sets, and a self-test quiz. Worked-out answers and solutions are also provided for all exercise problem sets and self-test questions.

Implementing Lean

Author: Charles Protzman
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ISBN: 9781138294783
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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.

Implementing Lean

Author: Charles W. Protzman
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351645137
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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.

The Kanban Playbook

Author: Chris A. Ortiz
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498741770
File Size: 71,54 MB
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A scheduling system for Lean and just-in-time production, Kanban is a proven tool for reducing waste, inventory, and lead times. The implementation of Kanban, however, is a manually intensive action and conducting Kanban projects properly takes experience and direction. Until now, there has been a need for a book with detailed step-by-step guidelines on how to properly implement Kanban. Complete with color images, The Kanban Playbook: A Step-by-Step Guideline for the Lean Practitioner fills this need. This new book in The LEAN Playbook Series is your guide to proper Kanban implementation. It is ideal for Lean practitioners and facilitators looking for a training tool and guideline that can be used in the work area while improvements are being made. Like a football coach, you can use this playbook for quick reference to convey what’s needed to facilitate effective Kanban projects. If for some reason you forget a "play" during the implementation, you can easily reference the playbook. You can follow page by page and use the playbook to facilitate successful Kanban projects, or you can go directly to certain topics and use it to help you implement that particular "play." The playbook includes color images from actual Kanban implementations. In addition to the images, a combination of short paragraphs and bulleted points walk you step by step through the process of implementing Kanban to reduce waste and bring about remarkable changes in your organization. Wasting little time on high-level theory, the book explains how to implement Kanban Card Systems, Two-Bin Systems, and In-Process Kanban (IPK). Looking for supplemental information or Lean coaching from Chris Ortiz? Go to www.leanplaybooks.com to receive ongoing support and advice on how to use The LEAN Playbook Series for training and implementation.

The 5s Playbook

Author: Chris A. Ortiz
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 149873037X
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A powerful and effective Lean tool, 5S can help prevent company failure and launch an organization into world-class operational excellence. Until now, however, there has been a need for a book with detailed step-by-step guidelines on how to properly implement 5S (Sort, Set in Order, Scrub, Standardize, Sustain) and the visual workplace. Complete with color images, The 5S Playbook: A Step-by-Step Guideline for the Lean Practitioner fills this need. This new book in The LEAN Playbook Series is your guide to proper 5S and visual workplace implementation. It is ideal for Lean practitioners and facilitators looking for a training tool and a guideline that can be used in the work area while improvements are being made. Like a football coach, you can use this playbook for quick reference to convey what’s needed to facilitate effective 5S kaizen events. If for some reason you forget a "play" during the 5S implementation, you can easily reference the playbook. You can follow page by page and use the playbook to facilitate a 5S implementation, or you can go directly to certain topics and use it to help you implement that particular "play." The playbook includes color images from actual 5S implementations. In addition to the images, a combination of short paragraphs and bulleted descriptions walk you through each step of an effective 5S implementation. Looking for supplemental information or Lean coaching from Chris Ortiz? Go to www.leanplaybooks.com to receive ongoing support and advice on how to use The LEAN Playbook Series for training and implementation.

Lean Daily Management For Healthcare Field Book

Author: Gerard A. Berlanga
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315350890
File Size: 66,41 MB
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This book gives healthcare leaders a practical guide to implementing the 4 key components of lean daily management system - 1. LDM boards; 2. Leadership rounds 3. Leader daily disciplines and 4. Lean projects. Although lean is not new to healthcare, effective LDM is just now taking hold with the best lean healthcare organizations in the U.S. and Canada. Leaders are realizing that sustaining their lean projects over time has proven to be a challenge without first addressing the organizations management system/model. LDM gives leaders a straightforward approach to do just that as well as improve their ability to spread and deploy lean to other areas of the organization and tie back to strategy.

The Tpm Playbook

Author: Chris A. Ortiz
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498741673
File Size: 80,76 MB
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A companywide approach to improving the effectiveness and longevity of equipment and machines, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is a critical component of production line success. The need for a step-by-step guidelines on how to achieve TPM has been filled with the publication of The TPM Playbook: A Step-by-Step Guideline for the Lean Practitione

The Cell Manufacturing Playbook

Author: Chris A. Ortiz
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498741711
File Size: 74,32 MB
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This book describes how to effectively implement cell manufacturing. It covers the eight Wastes of Lean and the six Lean metrics that are recommended in each implementation and a description of what cell manufacturing is and its application to improving operational processes.

Office Lean

Author: Ken Eakin
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 0429512228
File Size: 69,57 MB
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Struggling to apply Lean effectively in your office environment? Office Lean is a book for anyone who wants to apply Lean better in contexts where the work is both intangible and complex. it explains in simple terms, what Lean is -- and what Lean isn’t -- enabling office professionals to understand how it can be successfully applied to their complex office-based work environments. Contrary to popular opinion, Lean is not only for mass manufacturing or healthcare. It applies just as much to the digital world of "knowledge work" industries such as banking and financial services, software development, and government. But the fundamental concepts, straight from the factory floor, need a fair amount of translation to be effectively applied in cube farms. Overturning the common perception that Lean is about imposing rigid rules, or simply eliminating waste in the name of "efficiency", Eakin presents Lean as a dynamic, flexible, people-centric philosophy that delivers outstanding business results by improving employee engagement and customer experience. Office Lean helps Lean practitioners (leaders/managers and coaches/consultants) working in professional office environments access the amazing, transformative results Lean can bring to their specific domains. It combines clear explanations of the core concepts of the Lean philosophy with relevant, practical examples from the fields of accounting, finance, insurance, IT and government.

Practitioner S Guide To Statistics And Lean Six Sigma For Process Improvements

Author: Mikel J. Harry
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118210212
File Size: 43,55 MB
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This hands-on book presents a complete understanding of SixSigma and Lean Six Sigma through data analysis and statisticalconcepts In today's business world, Six Sigma, or Lean Six Sigma, is acrucial tool utilized by companies to improve customersatisfaction, increase profitability, and enhance productivity.Practitioner's Guide to Statistics and Lean Six Sigma forProcess Improvements provides a balanced approach toquantitative and qualitative statistics using Six Sigma and LeanSix Sigma methodologies. Emphasizing applications and the implementation of data analysesas they relate to this strategy for business management, this bookintroduces readers to the concepts and techniques for solvingproblems and improving managerial processes using Six Sigma andLean Six Sigma. Written by knowledgeable professionals working inthe field today, the book offers thorough coverage of thestatistical topics related to effective Six Sigma and Lean SixSigma practices, including: Discrete random variables and continuous random variables Sampling distributions Estimation and hypothesis tests Chi-square tests Analysis of variance Linear and multiple regression Measurement analysis Survey methods and sampling techniques The authors provide numerous opportunities for readers to testtheir understanding of the presented material, as the real datasets, which are incorporated into the treatment of each topic, canbe easily worked with using Microsoft Office Excel, Minitab,MindPro, or Oracle's Crystal Ball software packages. Examples ofsuccessful, complete Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma projects aresupplied in many chapters along with extensive exercises that rangein level of complexity. The book is accompanied by an extensive FTPsite that features manuals for working with the discussed softwarepackages along with additional exercises and data sets. Inaddition, numerous screenshots and figures guide readers throughthe functional and visual methods of learning Six Sigma and LeanSix Sigma. Practitioner's Guide to Statistics and Lean Six Sigma forProcess Improvements is an excellent book for courses on SixSigma and statistical quality control at the upper-undergraduateand graduate levels. It is also a valuable reference forprofessionals in the fields of engineering, business, physics,management, and finance.

The Standardized Work Field Guide

Author: Timothy D. Martin
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498752039
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This field guide can be used directly on the gemba (work area) for implementing and documenting standardized work. It promotes the "future state" of standardized work along with crucial step-by-step techniques and explanations not found in other publications. The authors furnish many real examples of work problems that cause Lean practitioners difficulty with documentation, along with accurate solutions to those problems. The many illustrations and graphics focus on practice rather than theory. Readers learn that standardized work is not simply a tool for documentation but a method for reducing variation and providing continuous improvement through kaizen.

Quantum Lean

Author: Sean Fields
Editor: J. Ross Publishing
ISBN: 9781604271751
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This unique guide details a revolutionary approach to lean systems. Whereas traditional lean techniques suffer from less-than-inspiring results, Quantum Lean (QL) rethinks this subject and provides an overdue remedy. The key to this breakthrough is that QL approaches lean systems from an entirely different perspective than conventional methods. Instead of focusing on resource utilization, QL centers on achieving efficiency from the standpoint of a company's product. The benefits from this simple departure are vast and wide-ranging. In terms of speed, effectiveness, and sustainability, QL offers a superior process for transforming an enterprise and gives practitioners a way to avoid the shortcomings that are commonplace in conventional lean. In addition to being geared toward lean practitioners and consultants, the book is also useful for the C-suite, managers, supervisors, technical staff, and rank-and-file employees. It is intended for those who work in all economic sectors, including services, manufacturing, and government. Key Features: - Provides easy-to-understand QL analysis techniques that are much simpler than standard lean methods and offer uncomplicated rules of thumb for determining priorities and improvement targets - Details a win/win/win scenario for customers, employees, and shareholders that focuses on a company's product, avoids conflicting objectives, and enables every stakeholder to benefit - Identifies and eliminates previously overlooked waste by analyzing operations from a QL standpoint - Shows how to gain greater buy in and sustainability for lean initiatives by avoiding employee defensiveness and creating a genuine problem-solving mindset throughout an organization. - Removes the steep learning curve often associated with conventional techniques and promotes rapid implementation from analysis to results - WAV features an overall equipment effectiveness data collection form, a time study data collection sheet, and a standard work priority method, among other valuable documents--available from the Web Added Value Download Resource Center at www.jrosspub.com

Lean Six Sigma In Higher Education

Author: Jiju Antony
Editor: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787699315
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This book illustrates the integration of both Lean and Six Sigma as a process excellence methodology which can be utilized in Higher Education environments for achieving and sustaining world class efficiency and effectiveness. It showcases various studies carried out by leading research scholars, academics and practitioners.

Innovation Management Practice Handbook

Author: Anneloes Cordia M.Sc.
Editor: Cordia Product Realisatie
ISBN: 9081588923
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An introduction to the strategic choices that must be taken during an innovation process and a guide for designing the business processes for innovation including the whole supply chain. Innovation projects will gain in speed, efficiency, and cost-awareness and will become successful operations. The result of this methodology will support ISO 9001 and the Design for Lean Six Sigma methodology in a natural way. Cost saving and sustainable progress are in this philosophy complementary. "I believe DFSS project managers for manufacturing industries would certainly benefit from reading this publication, in particular companies that are relatively new in their implementation for Six Sigma and who just discovering the value of prevention in new product development (DFSS opportunity). I thoroughly enjoyed the concepts and examples given by an expert in the field of Innovation Management and DFSS. I would highly recommend this book for any practitioner in the area of Lean Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma.' - Robert W. Clarke, Director of XONITEK Corporation NY 13901, USA "Good work! This book gives a nice, high-level overview. Certainly risk management had some new points. The link with ISO makes it very useful for people with whom that is a priority." - John Bicheno, Director of Lean Operation Program at Cardiff Business School and Author of 'The Lean Toolbox: The Essential Guide to Lean Transformation'. Buckingham, UK "I thoroughly enjoyed reading this handbook as it was very well thought out. I'm unacquainted with Six Sigma however I was able to gain a clear perspective of what it entails due to the way in which the author shared her insight and experience." - Jason Weber, Web Marketing Manager Coby Electronics, Corp. New York, USA "This book is well organized, logical and offers a clear blueprint within the context of the subject and would be a good reference for someone looking to implement." - Robert (Bob) Smith, Managing Director B Hepworth Ltd, UK

The Encyclopedia Of Operations Management

Author: Arthur V. Hill
Editor: FT Press
ISBN: 0132883708
File Size: 22,82 MB
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This is the perfect "field manual" for every supply chain or operations management practitioner and student. The field's only single-volume reference, it's uniquely convenient and uniquely affordable. With nearly 1,500 well-organized definitions, it can help students quickly map all areas of operations and supply chain management, and prepare for case discussions, exams, and job interviews. For instructors, it serves as an invaluable desk reference and teaching aid that goes far beyond typical dictionaries. For working managers, it offers a shared language, with insights for improving any process and supporting any training program. It thoroughly covers: accounting, customer service, distribution, e-business, economics, finance, forecasting, human resources, industrial engineering, industrial relations, inventory management, healthcare management, Lean Sigma/Six Sigma, lean thinking, logistics, maintenance engineering, management information systems, marketing/sales, new product development, operations research, organizational behavior/management, personal time management, production planning and control, purchasing, reliability engineering, quality management, service management, simulation, statistics, strategic management, systems engineering, supply and supply chain management, theory of constraints, transportation, and warehousing. Multiple figures, graphs, equations, Excel formulas, VBA scripts, and references support both learning and application. "... this work should be useful as a desk reference for operations management faculty and practitioners, and it would be highly valuable for undergraduates learning the basic concepts and terminology of the field." Reprinted with permission from CHOICE http://www.cro2.org, copyright by the American Library Association.

The Routledge Companion To Lean Management

Author: Torbjorn H. Netland
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317416511
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Interest in the phenomenon known as "lean" has grown significantly in recent years. This is the first volume to provide an academically rigorous overview of the field of lean management, introducing the reader to the application of lean in diverse application areas, from the production floor to sales and marketing, from the automobile industry to academic institutions. The volume collects contributions from well-known lean experts and up-and-coming scholars from around the world. The chapters provide a detailed description of lean management across the manufacturing enterprise (supply chain, accounting, production, sales, IT etc.), and offer important perspectives for applying lean across different industries (construction, healthcare, logistics). The contributors address challenges and opportunities for future development in each of the lean application areas, concluding most chapters with a short case study to illustrate current best practice. The book is divided into three parts: The Lean Enterprise Lean across Industries A Lean World. This handbook is an excellent resource for business and management students as well as any academics, scholars, practitioners, and consultants interested in the "lean world."

Creating A Lean Culture

Author: David Mann
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482243237
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Winner of a Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award The new edition of this Shingo Prize-winning bestseller provides critical insights and approaches to make any Lean transformation an ongoing success. It shows you how to implement a sustainable, successful transformation by developing a culture that has your stakeholders throughout the organizational chart involved and invested in the outcome. It teaches you how to successfully navigate the politics in cross-functional process improvement projects, and to engage executives in ways that are personally meaningful to them. If you are a leader at any level in an organization undergoing or considering a Lean transformation, this is where you should start and finish ... and start again. Read the Reviews: "This book became an instant classic in the literature of professional operations. In this third edition, David Mann updates and expands his teaching with five additional years of valuable experience and expertise derived from his very active, multi-industry consultancy. I have benefitted greatly from his writing and wholeheartedly recommend this book to be top-of-the desk of any serious Lean practitioner or performance transformation leader." — Raymond C. Floyd, two-time Shingo Prize Winner, President and CEO, Plasco Energy Group "David Mann builds substantially on his seminal work on the Lean management system. The book is full of new insight and polishes the most important ideas about Lean management. The new chapter on engaging executive leadership alone is worth the price of the book." — Peter Ward, Richard M. Ross Professor and Chair, Department of Management Science, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University "This book has long been my ‘go-to’ guide on Lean management practices that help create a culture of continuous improvement and excellence. I have recommended the book to countless healthcare leaders who rave about how helpful it is in translating Lean principles into daily management behaviors. The healthcare examples make it even more relevant as a must read for any hospital leader who aims to move beyond Lean tools.." —Mark Graban, author of Lean Hospitals, co-author of Healthcare Kaizen and The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen "As more companies outside the manufacturing sector pursue Lean transformations, Creating a Lean Culture is as critical a resource as ever. Breaking down silos and navigating tricky internecine politics remain a momentous challenge, and Mann’s case-based insights are an invaluable tool." — Peg Pennington, Executive Director, Center for Operational Excellence, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University "David has once again taken the topics that trip us up and put structure and guidance around them. His new work on executive involvement is worth the price of the book all by itself. Many of us have struggled with this topic and David provides a path to success." — Elizabeth M. King, Vice President Organizational Effectiveness, ESCO Corporation New in the Third Edition: Contains new chapter on engaging executives in Lean initiatives Includes 21 new case studies Presents new examples from the healthcare and process industries Includes additional gemba worksheets for learning and teaching Lean Provides expanded coverage of Lean applications in complex cross functional value stream process improvement projects Watch David Mann discuss how the latest edition of Creating a Lean Culture can help you and your organization succeed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX7jrtV3cBA&feature=youtu.be

Lean Construction

Author: Patricia Tzortzopoulos
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429515588
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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.

Lean Manufacturing Implementation

Author: Dennis P. Hobbs
Editor: J. Ross Publishing
ISBN: 9781932159141
File Size: 34,13 MB
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The Lean Manufacturing Implementation Guide is a "how to" book that describes and documents the proven steps necessary to complete a successful lean transformation in a manufacturing facility. It reduces the manufacturer's fear of change by providing proven, objective and standard how to methods that are understandable and can be easily applied. The book is designed for manufacturing and engineering management personnel.