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Lean Thinking, 2nd Edition

Banish Waste And Create Wealth In Your Corporation

ISBN 13: 9780743249270
ISBN: 0743249275
Author: James P. Womack, Daniel T. Jones
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 396
Binding: Hard Cover

In the first of two new chapters, the authors track the trend in inventory turns – the lean metric that cannot lie -- across all industries, singling out one industry for special praise. They also return to companies examined in the original book, reexamining the progress at Toyota, Wiremold, Porsche, Lantech, Pratt & Whitney, and Freudenberg-NOK. In this variety of companies and production environments, the authors find that lean thinking is more relevant that ever. In the second new chapter, the authors share what they themselves have learned about lean thinking and its successful application. Written in a straightforward style, the book describes the main concepts of lean and gives specific manufacturing examples. Authors, James Womack and Daniel Jones, interview key people and examine the lean conversions in a step-by-step manner. In the process, they explore the obstacles each organization overcame to reap the benefits of lean production. The authors use case studies from a wide range of industries, to distill out the essential principles of lean and explain how to apply them in a variety of environments. They illustrate that lean is not just another buzzword or a quick fix. Lean Thinking definitively shows that it is a new way of thinking and a new way for running companies with benefits for everyone from the line worker to the CEO. The ultimate goal, according to the authors, is the reduction of waste. To achieve this, a company must look at what creates value and eliminate all other activities. Also Available in French: "Systeme Lean", ISBN 2744061360 at $49.95 Available in Audio CDROM Format, ISBN 0743530489 at $47.50 Canadian.

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