(Volume One), explains the purposes, advantages, myths, and misinformation surrounding Lean management.
In a lively and engaging style, the author answers the key questions that leaders of organizations have about Lean management. Readers will learn how the two principles of Lean management, "Continuous Improvement" and "Respect for People," work in tandem. It will serve as a practical guide, complete with interesting and informative linkages to historical events and long-forgotten perspectives.
This small book will be a big help to leaders who want to improve their understanding and practice of Lean management.
Topics Covered Include:
Keep It REAL
Improving Your Lean Transformation
The Great Misunderstanding
Improving Leadership in Lean Business
Creating a Lean Culture
Lean is Music to My Ears
Remembering What Ohno and Shingo Said
Myth-Busting Using Value Stream Maps
The Tragedy of Waste
Too Much Selfish Thinking
Gaining Executive Buy-In for Lean
Jefferson Pilot's Lean Initiative
Lean in Higher Education
Lean Government – Crazy Dream or Absolute Necessity?
Lean Management for Non-Profits
How Lean Activities are Sabotaged