Browse Publications Books B-907
2007-01-01

Real Lean: Understanding the Lean Management System, Vol 1 B-907

Real Lean (Volume One), explains the purposes, advantages, myths, and misinformation surrounding Lean management.

In a lively and engaging style, the author answers the key questions that leaders of organizations have about Lean management. Readers will learn how the two principles of Lean management, "Continuous Improvement" and "Respect for People," work in tandem. It will serve as a practical guide, complete with interesting and informative linkages to historical events and long-forgotten perspectives.

This small book will be a big help to leaders who want to improve their understanding and practice of Lean management.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Keep It REAL
  • Improving Your Lean Transformation
  • The Great Misunderstanding
  • Improving Leadership in Lean Business
  • Creating a Lean Culture
  • Lean is Music to My Ears
  • Remembering What Ohno and Shingo Said
  • Myth-Busting Using Value Stream Maps
  • The Tragedy of Waste
  • Too Much Selfish Thinking
  • Gaining Executive Buy-In for Lean
  • Jefferson Pilot's Lean Initiative
  • Lean in Higher Education
  • Lean Government – Crazy Dream or Absolute Necessity?
  • Lean Management for Non-Profits
  • How Lean Activities are Sabotaged
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