Several years ago, I bought Lean Manufacturing: A Plant Floor Guide. Since that time, I’ve found myself turning back to the book for help, guidance, and general information as I help individuals and organizations achieve a higher level of performance through the implementation of Lean Thinking.
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Here’s the product description found on Amazon:
Written by the prominent consulting firm, Total Systems Development, Inc. (TSD), Lean Manufacturing: A Plant Floor Guide is a complete inventory of the elements needed for successful implementation. It provides an overview and a specific rationale for your initiative. It is an easy-to-digest reference to aspects of lean that you may not have known about. It’s a virtual toolbox of information that can be readily put to use on the plant floor.
Internationally renowned editors John Allen, Charles Robinson, and David Stewart take readers on a comprehensive, ‘street-level’ journey through lean implementation, from the seven wastes and flow processes to developing a business case, using lean tools, and applying readers’ newfound knowledge at greenfield and brownfield sites. Specific chapters on mapping the value stream, policy deployment, the five-phase implementation process, and problem-solving crystallize concepts with a pragmatic treatment. In addition, the brownfield implementation chapter is a must.
Here are the Chapters Sections:
- Quality Feedback
- Lean Measurements and Their Use
- Mapping the Value Stream
- Business Case Development
- Change Management and Lean Implementation
- The Five Phase Implementation Process
- Creating a Lean Human Resource System
- Policy Deployment
- Work Groups
- Visual Factory
- Error Proofing
- Standardized Work
- Quick Changeover
- Total Productive Maintenance
- Problem Solving
- Pull Systems
- Lean Applications
All in all, I recommend this book as a great reference guide.