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Lean For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-23772-4
408 pages
April 2012
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Foreword xvii

Introduction 1

Part I: Lean Basics 7

Chapter 1: Defining Lean 9

Chapter 2: The Foundation and Language of Lean 27

Part II: The Lean Culture 47

Chapter 3: Lean in the Organization: Principles, Behaviors, and Change 49

Chapter 4: Power to the People 65

Chapter 5: Go Lean: Implementation Strategy, Startup, and Evolution 87

Part III: Understanding Flow and the Value Stream 113

Chapter 6: Seeing Value through the Eyes of the Customer 115

Chapter 7: You Are Here: Mapping the Current State 133

Chapter 8: Charting the Course: Using Value-Stream Maps 157

Chapter 9: Flowing in the Right Direction: Lean Projects and Kaizen 181

Part IV: The Lean Toolbox 199

Chapter 10: Customer and Value-Stream Tools 201

Chapter 11: Flow and Pull Tools 215

Chapter 12: Perfection Tools 237

Chapter 13: Management Tools 261

Part V: The Lean Enterprise 279

Chapter 14: Lean within the Enterprise 281

Chapter 15: Lean across Industries 305

Chapter 16: Real-Life Lean 321

Part VI: The Part of Tens 345

Chapter 17: Ten Best Practices of Lean 347

Chapter 18: Ten Pitfalls to Avoid 353

Chapter 19: Ten Places to Go for Help 361

Glossary 369

Index 373

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