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Following in the tradition of its Shingo Prize-winning predecessors, Lean Production Simplified, Third Edition gives a clear overview of the structure and tools of the Lean production system. Written for the practitioner by a practitioner, it delivers a comprehensive insider's view of Lean management.

The author helps readers grasp the system as a whole, as well as the factors that animate it, by organizing the book around an image of a house of Lean production. Illustrating the eight kinds of waste, this updated edition of a bestseller:
  • Describes the craft and mass production systems that preceded Lean production--including the contributions of Frederick Winslow Taylor and Henry Ford
  • Explains the concepts of visual management, Five S, and Total Productive Maintenance
  • Addresses just-in-time delivery of parts and products
  • Examines the jidoka principle
  • Covers the nervous system of Lean management, hoshin planning
  • Illustrates the culture of Lean management

This edition deepens and extends the previous edition with case studies on Lean outside the factory--in settings such as health care, IT, finance, design, engineering, and beyond. The case studies are based on personal experience of actual work in organizations generating real results.

Lean Production Simplified, Third Edition
covers each of the components of Lean within the context of the Lean production system. The author's straightforward common sense approach makes this book an easily accessible, on-the-floor resource for every team member.

Watch Shingo Prize-winning author Pascal Dennis discuss Lean Production Simplified, Third Edition https: //youtu.be/YD030vOb8KM.

About the Author


Pascal Dennis is President of Lean Pathways, an international coaching team. He is the author of four previous books on Lean management, all of which have won the prestigious Shingo Prize for outstanding research in the field of operational excellence. Pascal and his team have worked with major healthcare systems like Inova Health System, Baptist Memorial Healthcare Corporation, Health Sciences North and Salem Health, as well as Fortune 100 companies like Kimberly Clark and Lockheed Martin. Pascal learned the Toyota business system in leadership positions at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, one of Toyota's best plants, and has worked with leading senseis in North America and Japan. Pascal lives in Toronto with his wife and three children. For more information please visit www.leansystems.org.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781498708876
ISBN-10: 1498708870
Publisher: Productivity Press
Publication Date: September 13th, 2015
Pages: 223
Language: English

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