Performance management, the primary focus of a Lean organization, occurs through continuous improvement programs that focus on education, belief systems development, and effective change management. Presenting a first-of-its-kind approach, The Lean Management Systems Handbook details the critical components required for sustainable Lean management.
Positioning Lean as a management operational philosophy far beyond the traditional set of improvement tools, the book explains how managers at all levels of the organization can integrate Lean into their daily management activities. It defines the Lean philosophy as well as the beliefs and behaviors required to develop a thriving Lean company culture.
The book captures the essence of Lean learning and Lean doing and illustrates practical applications of Lean management. It begins by covering the basics that encompass Lean management and leadership in two critical areas: maintenance/control and improvement.
After reading this book, you will better understand how to see waste, measure waste, eliminate waste, and develop an active change improvement workplace. You will also gain the practical understanding required to determine which Lean tool is best suited to your particular need for supporting an organization-wide management system.
Expounding on essential Lean concepts, this is an ideal guide to help new managers and leaders make the transition from theory to successful application in the field. Complete with brief summaries and examples of the most important tools in Lean management systems development in each chapter, the book provides a reliable roadmap for deploying a Lean management system across your organization, and subsequently across your entire value stream.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 549
Weight: 930 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 30 mm
"... a valuable training aide to those contemplating the use of lean management or desiring a reasonably thorough refresher on lean management concepts. For those who have no background in lean management, this text provides an excellent and thorough introduction. ... Overall, The Lean Management Systems Handbook is a reasonably priced text that provides a fine overview of Lean management and has sufficient detail to enable the reader to grasp most of its theory and requirements."
-Jerald Silverman, DVM