The Lean Machines

  • Filename: the-lean-machines.
  • ISBN: 9781472236272
  • Release Date: 2016-05-05
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: John Chapman
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



The Lean Machines are genuine experts in health and happiness and have helped thousands of people get lean and strong through their work as personal trainers and on their hugely popular YouTube channel. Champions of balance, moderation and individuality, their advice is sensible, accessible, and not at all intimidating - eat well, move better and feel awesome! "Our aim is to help as many people as possible get healthy and understand that getting in great shape doesn't have to be hard or depressing." Here, they share their secrets in their first book; a fun, fully illustrated guide for becoming the best version of yourself. Featuring easy nutritious recipes, as well as simple workouts, toning tips and mindfulness techniques, the boys prove that having a healthy lifestyle is achievable and fun. #leanmachines

THE LEAN MACHINES Exclusive Sampler

  • Filename: the-lean-machines-exclusive-sampler.
  • ISBN: 9781472241993
  • Release Date: 2016-04-28
  • Number of pages: 10
  • Author: John Chapman
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



An exclusive free 10-page sampler. The Lean Machines are genuine experts in health and happiness and have helped thousands of people get lean and strong through their work as personal trainers and on their hugely popular YouTube channel. Champions of balance, moderation and individuality, their advice is sensible, accessible, and not at all intimidating - eat well, move better and feel awesome! "Our aim is to help as many people as possible get healthy and understand that getting in great shape doesn't have to be hard or depressing." Here, they share their secrets in their first book; a fun, fully illustrated guide for becoming the best version of yourself. Featuring easy nutritious recipes, as well as simple workouts, toning tips and mindfulness techniques, the boys prove that having a healthy lifestyle is achievable and fun. #leanmachines

The Lean Machine

  • Filename: the-lean-machine.
  • ISBN: 081441379X
  • Release Date: 2010-01-13
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Dantar P. OOSTERWAL
  • Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn



2017 Shingo Prize for Literature. Some things never change. Harley-Davidson is still the great, iconic American motorcycle. But like many storied companies, Harley has had to evolve to stay on top, even to stay in existence. From near-extinction in the early eighties, it has risen to worldwide recognition for management excellence and innovation. The Lean Machine is an inside look at how Harley-Davidson was able to adapt in an ever-changing world and accelerate product development. Rooted in Japanese productivity improvement techniques, Knowledge-Based Product Development helped fuel Harley’s incredible period of sustained growth. Even after the company earned the PDMA Corporate Innovator Award in 2003, Dantar Oosterwal, a Harley-Davidson executive, took the improvement a quantum leap further. By implementing Lean Product Development techniques, Harley realized an unprecedented fourfold increase in throughput in half the time, powering annual growth of more than ten percent. In The Lean Machine, Oosterwal shows the day-to-day transformation at Harley and identifies universal change and improvement issues, so that companies in any industry can incorporate Knowledge-Based Innovation—with predictably excellent results.

Lean Startup

  • Filename: lean-startup.
  • ISBN: 9783864146725
  • Release Date: 2014-10-10
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Eric Ries
  • Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft



Der Weg zum eigenen Unternehmen ist nie ohne Risiko. Und bis die Firma sich auf dem Markt etabliert hat, dauert es. Wer doch scheitert, verliert in der Regel viel Geld. Genau hier setzt das Konzept von Eric Ries an. Lean Startup heißt seine Methode. Sie ist schnell, ressourcenfreundlich und radikal erfolgsorientiert. Anhand von durchgespielten Szenarien kann man von vornherein die Erfolgsaussichten von Ideen, Produkten und Märkten bestimmen. Und auch während der Gründungphase wird der Stand der Dinge ständig überprüft. Machen, messen, lernen – so funktioniert der permanente Evaluationsprozess. Das spart enorm Zeit, Geld und Ressourcen und bietet die Möglichkeit, spontan den Kurs zu korrigieren. Das Lean-Startup-Tool hat sich schon zigtausenfach in der Praxis bewährt und setzt sich auch in Deutschland immer stärker durch.

Lean Thinking

  • Filename: lean-thinking.
  • ISBN: 9783593398433
  • Release Date: 2013-03
  • Number of pages: 444
  • Author: James P. Womack
  • Publisher: Campus Verlag



Der Erfolg in der Praxis zeigt: Lean Thinking macht aus den einzelnen Unternehmensbereichen, die am Produktionsprozess beteiligt sind, ein hoch effizientes Netzwerk, das so dicht wie möglich am Kunden arbeitet. An zahlreichen Beispielen von erfolgreichen Unternehmen aus verschiedenen Kontinenten zeigen die Autoren, wie die fünf Grundprinzipien des Lean Thinking umsetzbar sind und wie man mit ihnen Produkte und Prozesse optimiert. In dieser neuen Auflage gehen die Autoren in einem exklusiven Beitrag auf die Erfolgsgeschichte von Lean Management in Deutschland ein.

Working with Machines

  • Filename: working-with-machines.
  • ISBN: 1563273292
  • Release Date: 2007-04-20
  • Number of pages: 354
  • Author: Michel Baudin
  • Publisher: Productivity Press



How do companies in high labor cost countries manage to remain competitive? In western manufacturing, the more manual a process, the more severe the competitive handicap of high wages. Full automation would make labor costs irrelevant but remain impractical in most industries. Most successful manufacturing processes in advanced economies are neither fully manual nor fully automatic -- they involve interactions between small numbers of highly skilled people and machines that account for the bulk of the manufacturing costs and thereby remain competitive. In Working with Machines: The Nuts and Bolts of Lean Operations With Jidoka, author Michel Baudin explains how performance differences that can be observed from one factory to the next are due to the way people use the machines -- from the human interfaces of individual machines to the linking of machines into cells, the management of monuments and common services, automation, maintenance, and production control.

The Lean Enterprise

  • Filename: the-lean-enterprise.
  • ISBN: 9781118852187
  • Release Date: 2014-03-13
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Trevor Owens
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



#1 Amazon Bestseller in Lean Management Discover the methods of lean startups that can revolutionize large organizations and their products Even in a tough economic climate, the startup business community has found a way to create innovative, game-changing products in shockingly short timeframes. So why should larger, more established companies take notice? Because they have everything to gain when they examine and adopt the strategies, tools, and attitudes of these smaller competitors. The Lean Enterprise presents a groundbreaking design for revolutionizing larger organizations, one that draws on the ingenious tenets and practices espoused by the startup community. The guidelines in this book will help companies shake the lethargy, bureaucracy, and power struggles that plague large organizations and hold them back from true innovation. At the heart of this resource is a comprehensive, practical approach based on methods, timetables, compensation, financial investment, and case studies that reveal the startup mentality. Respected thought leaders in lean startup methodologies, the authors cover successful enterprise development, development innovation labs, corporate venture arms, and acquisition and integration of startups. Essential reading for entrepreneurs, product managers, executives and directors in Forbes 2000 organizations, and board members Presents the tools and methodologies large businesses need to compete with a new generation of highly-empowered entrepreneurs Covers lean startup culture and principles and identifies the behaviors that arestunting growth at large enterprises Offers a comprehensive, practical approach for developing exciting products and services and opening vast new markets Don't be mystified by the success of startups. Master the methods of this new generation of entrepreneurs and compete on a level playing field.

The Lean Certification Handbook

  • Filename: the-lean-certification-handbook.
  • ISBN: 9780873898041
  • Release Date: 2012-06-29
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Author: Anthony Manos
  • Publisher: ASQ Quality Press



This handbook’s intention is to gather into a single reference the information related to the joint lean certification program of SME, AME, The Shingo Prize, and ASQ. This book will enhance your understanding of the certification’s Body of Knowledge (BOK) as a whole and give you a more holistic look at lean. This comprehensive handbook covers all the topics included in the BOK: cultural enablers, continuous process improvement, consistent lean enterprise culture, and business results. Written by a team of lean experts with years of experience in the field, it will be indispensible to anyone interested in implementing and sustaining a lean initiative. The book is written, by design, at the Bronze Level for certification knowledge. This means that the weightings used in the Lean BOK for the Bronze Certification were considered for the depth and breadth of material considered for each rubric. By addressing the Lean BOK at the Bronze Level, this book provides a basic understanding of the lean principles, systems, and tools at a tactical level to drive improvements with measureable results. Material from several lean practitioners with differing backgrounds and experience has been gathered to create this handbook, which serves as an ideal starting point for practitioners who want both a holistic view of lean in general and also specifically the BOK of this groundbreaking joint certification program.

Evolving Excellence

  • Filename: evolving-excellence.
  • ISBN: 9780595417087
  • Release Date: 2007-01
  • Number of pages: 460
  • Author: Kevin L. Meyer
  • Publisher: iUniverse



A categorized compilation of favorite posts from the Evolving Excellence blog, Evolving Excellence: Thoughts on Lean Enterprise Leadership offers different-even outright contradictory-viewpoints that explore various aspects of lean enterprise excellence. In the shared desire to see American manufacturing thrive, authors Kevin Meyer and Bill Waddell have poured their knowledge, opinions, and ideas into their blog for the past two years. Sometimes tongue in cheek, usually provocative, occasionally humorous, but always passionate, they point out the failures of companies, organizations, and individuals in the manufacturing industry while also lauding those that understand true excellence. In Evolving Excellence, you'll find a bevy of different topics including: · Learning from the masters of lean manufacturing · Life, liberty, and the pursuit of manufacturing · The false god of the almighty algorithm · Looking lean vs. being lean · The impending global struggle between workers and management "If you love manufacturing then we hope you're reading Evolving Excellence. It's a must-read for manufacturers and those who dream."-Pat Cleary, Senior Vice President, National Association of Manufacturers "The authors are knowledgeable and they tell it like it is."-Bob Emiliani, author of Shingo Prize winning Better Thinking, Better Results Evolving Excellence also includes a glossary of popular terms and a list of resources to help further your knowledge of excellence in manufacturing. Delve into this amazing collection, and discover the different facets of lean enterprise leadership!

The Lean Expert

  • Filename: the-lean-expert.
  • ISBN: 9781482253665
  • Release Date: 2014-12-03
  • Number of pages: 172
  • Author: Joseph Niederstadt
  • Publisher: CRC Press



The Lean Expert: Educating and Elevating Lean Practitioners Throughout Your Organization outlines a method that can help organizations engage associates and empower them to achieve "expert status" in the nine core principles of Lean. By implementing the Lean Discipline Expert process detailed in the book, companies will demonstrate to their associates that they believe they are the organization’s greatest assets, while empowering them to make lasting improvements to the organization. The book provides a robust and proven process for creating a Lean culture. It outlines a method, with defined steps, for the development of Lean Discipline Resource People that will help associates achieve "expert status" in the core Lean principles of 5S–Visual Management, Value Stream Mapping, Standard Work, Total Productive Maintenance, Quick Changeover, Error Proofing, Process Problem Solving, Material Management, and Continuous Improvement. You will be able develop Lean strategies, create a Master Schedule, initiate activities for supporting goals and objectives, and complete a Train-the-Trainer class as well as achieve facilitation skills to teach, communicate, guide, and lead Lean overview training as well as comprehensive subject-matter training. In addition, you will understand how the Lean Discipline Expert process can help to support associate involvement at all levels and learn where and how the nine principles overlap and interact. By engaging and empowering various levels of associates throughout the organization, you will provide strength and ownership for your business and, most importantly, your associates. The book includes access to additional resources on the book’s page at www.crcpress.com. It includes a tracking mechanism for monitoring candidate progress, facilitation feedback forms, LDE checklists, and certificates of accomplishment you can use to acknowledge associates that achieve Lean Discipline Expert status.

Leading the Lean Enterprise Transformation

  • Filename: leading-the-lean-enterprise-transformation.
  • ISBN: 9781439852132
  • Release Date: 2009-05-22
  • Number of pages: 162
  • Author: George Koenigsaecker
  • Publisher: CRC Press



At The Danaher Corporation, George Koenigsaecker led the lean transformations of both the automotive and tool groups. He also led The Hon Company’s successful lean conversion, which doubled productivity and tripled revenues, leading Industry Week to recognize HON on their list of the "World’s 100 Best Managed Firms." Written to help executives in determining right from wrong during a lean initiative, Leading the Lean Enterprise Transformation shows that lean is more about an approach than it is about tools. It presents the successful strategies and case histories of several key American leaders who have been instrumental in bringing lean to the forefront of various industries. Organized in the chronological sequence that a leader embarking on a lean journey would experience, this lively work: Describes the simple, yet powerful, True North metrics used by Toyota and describes how they drive every line item in the good direction Explains the use of value stream analysis at the leadership level Shows how to structure successful kaizen events that improve the value stream Presents tactical organizational steps necessary to sustain double-digit improvements Explores the development of a corporate assessment and review structure in support of a lean transformation Introduces leadership tools such as strategy deployment, transformation value stream analysis, and transformation plan of care Lastly, the book discusses what may well be the least understood and most critical aspect of a lean transformation: the building of a lean culture. That ability is what separates the tactician from the technician. While many books exist that detail all the tools needed for a lean implementation, this book explains those tools needed at the enterprise level by executives, but more importantly it provides potential change agents with the skills to define, develop, and communicate a vision. It helps cultivate the willingness to innovate and learn by doing. Such a course is not for everyone, just leaders.

Accounting in the Lean Enterprise

  • Filename: accounting-in-the-lean-enterprise.
  • ISBN: 9781420088595
  • Release Date: 2016-04-19
  • Number of pages: 196
  • Author: Gloria McVay
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Despite the obvious need for transparency, a company’s Lean results can continue to hide behind the mask of traditional accounting and dilute the benefits of a Lean implementation. When your organization opts to go Lean, you must empower your accountants with Lean tools that serve the Lean mission. Winner of a Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award Accounting in the Lean Enterprise: Providing Simple, Practical, and Decision-Relevant Information explains how to develop the information and financial reports that serve the needs of a Lean-minded business. It presents alternative methods of reporting, and includes a step-by-step guide for transitioning to Lean accounting methods. The book is divided into three parts: The Fundamentals of Lean as a Competitive Strategy The Nuts and Bolts of Lean Accounting Controls and Transition Walking you through Lean tools, activities, and philosophies, it addresses some of the most often asked questions about Lean implementations. It confronts many of the fears that are the source of accountants’ resistance to change—including inventory management and valuation, GAAP compliance, and loss of control and benchmarks. Each fear is identified and resolved in a "Fear Box" inset, as the related topic is discussed. Filled with checklists, guidelines, exercises, case studies, real-world examples, and company stories, the book provides you with the tools you will need to provide relevant, timely, and actionable information to the decision makers in your Lean environment.

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