Please read this book to understand how our Lean Implementation Program Map aligns with the Lean turnaround strategy with a proven success record.
In The Lean Turnaround, this legendary business leader shares everything he has learned during his remarkable career and shows how anyone can achieve similar results.
This is an excellent action guide to use in addition to our Lean Implementation Program.
While many companies have attempted to become Lean, few have captured the full promise of this better way of business. In this compelling sequel to The Lean Turnaround, lean pioneer Art Byrne leads you through a step-by-step transformation in which he tackles all the key challenges that you will deal with.
Please read this book to enhance the understanding of the Lean Basics Module,and to prepare for the Lean implementation journey.
In this classic text, Taiichi Ohno–inventor of the Toyota Production System and Lean manufacturing–shares the genius that sets him apart as one of the most disciplined and creative thinkers of our time.
When The Machine That Changed the World was first published in 1990, Toyota was half the size of General Motors. Twenty years later Toyota passed GM as the world’s largest auto maker. This management classic was the first book to reveal Toyota’s lean production system that is the basis for its enduring success.
This bestselling business classic describes a business system for the twenty-first century that supersedes the mass production system of Ford, the financial control system of Sloan, and the strategic system of Welch and GE. It is based on the Toyota (lean) model, which combines operational excellence with value-based strategies to produce steady growth.
Please read this book to enhance your understanding of the Lean Way in the Lean Basics Module.
The Toyota Way is the first book for a general audience that explains the management principles and business philosophy behind Toyota’s worldwide reputation for quality and reliability.
The Toyota Way Fieldbook is a companion to the international bestseller The Toyota Way. The Toyota Way Fieldbookbuilds on the philosophical aspects of Toyota’s operating systems by detailing the concepts and providing practical examples for application that leaders need to bring Toyota’s success-proven practices to life in any organization. The Toyota Way Fieldbook will help other companies learn from Toyota and develop systems that fit their unique cultures.
Please read this to enhance your knowledge of the Continuous Improvement Routines.
Toyota Kata gets to the essence of how Toyota manages continuous improvement and human ingenuity, through its improvement kata and coaching kata. Mike Rother explains why typical companies fail to understand the core of lean and make limited progress―and what it takes to make it a real part of your culture.
This is an excellent action guide to use in addition to our Continuous Improvement Routines and Problem Solving Methodology Modules.
In this long-awaited companion to the groundbreaking book Toyota Kata, Mike Rother takes you to the next level of developing business mindset and capability for the 21st Century. Much more than a list of management concepts, The Toyota Kata Practice Guide walks you through the process of making improvement, adaptation, and even innovation routine behavior.
Please read this book to enhance the understanding of the Policy Deployment Module, and start developing your own strategy with Lean at its core.
Hoshin Kanri for the Lean Enterprise, by Tom Jackson, explains how you can implement, identify and manage the critical relationships among your markets, design characteristics, production systems, and personnel to satisfy your customers and beat your competition.
Please read this book to enhance the understanding of the Value Stream Mapping Module,and to prepare for the Kaizen workshop.
In plain language and with detailed drawings, this workbook explains everything you will need to know to create accurate current-state and future- state maps for each of your product families and then to turn the current state into the future state rapidly and sustainably.
Please read this book to enhance the understanding of the Continuous Flow Module,and to prepare for the Cellular Layout Module.
Creating Continuous Flow explains in simple, step-by-step terms how to introduce and sustain lean flows of material and information in pacemaker cells and lines, a prerequisite for achieving a lean value stream. Creating Continuous Flow takes you to the next level in cellularization where you’ll achieve even greater cost and lead time savings.
Please read this book to enhance the understanding of the Continuous Flow and Cellular Layout Modules, and the related Theory of Constraints concepts.
The Goal is widely considered to be one of the most influential business books of all time. A bestseller since it was first published in 1984, the business novel has sold over 7 million copies, been translated into 32 languages and is taught in colleges, universities, and business schools around the world. Named to Time magazine’s list of the 25 Most Influential Business Management Books, it is frequently cited by executives as a favorite or must-read title.
Please read this book to enhance the understanding of the Continuous Flow and Cellular Layout Modules, and the related Theory of Constraints concepts.’ if you’d like to see more visuals than in the original book.
The Goal: A Business Graphic Novel offers an accessible introduction to the Theory of Constraints concepts presented in The Goal, the business novel on which it was based.
Please read this book to enhance the understanding of how to supply the work cell in the Cellular Layout Module.
Making Materials Flow explains in plain language how to create such a system by applying the relevant concepts and methods in a step-by-step progression. The workbook reveals the exercises, formulas, standards, and forms that a consultant would use to implement the system in your environment
Please read this book to enhance the understanding of the Level Production, which is the vision of our journey in the Lean Implementation Program.
Creating Level Pull shows you how to advance a lean manufacturing transformation from a focus on isolated improvements to improving the entire plant-wide production system by implementing a lean production control system.