Leading the Lean Enterprise Transformation, Second Edition

Leading the Lean Enterprise Transformation, Second Edition

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Updated with new information, illustrations, and leadership tools, Leading the Lean Enterprise Transformation, Second Edition describes how the metrics used by Toyota drive every line item in a financial statement in the right direction. Rather than focus on Lean tools and principles, the new edition of this bestselling reference focuses on what may be the least understood and most critical aspect of a Lean transformation: the building of a Lean culture. In addition to new appendices with background information and insightful stories on Lean leadership and implementation, it includes new information on tactical organization practices, strategy deployment, and Lean culture. An inductee to IndustryWeek's Hall of Fame, George Koenigsaecker illustrates successful strategies and valuable lessons learned with case histories of U.S. leaders who have been instrumental in bringing Lean to the forefront. He explains the use of value stream analysis at the leadership level and describes how to structure kaizen events that can improve the value stream. Organized in the chronological sequence that a leader embarking on a Lean journey would experience, the book discusses the methods used by the author during the Hon Companya€™s successful Lean conversion, which doubled productivity, tripled revenues, and led IndustryWeek to recognize Hon as one of the qWorlda€™s 100 Best Managed Firms.q The book not only introduces powerful leadership toolsa€”including strategy deployment, transformation value stream analysis, and transformation plan of carea€”but also arms potential change agents with the soft skills needed to define, develop, and communicate their vision. Detailing the steps required to sustain improvements, it supplies time-tested guidance for effective leadership throughout a Lean transformation in any organization.Non-Lean companies are usually rushing to a solutiona€”without spending time getting to a root causea€”so the solution turns out to be a ... Another example of this a€œdecide carefully, implement quicklya€ approach is the use of A3 problem solving.

Title:Leading the Lean Enterprise Transformation, Second Edition
Author:George Koenigsaecker
Publisher:CRC Press - 2012-10-03


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