Have you thought about using Lean in your business or organization, but are not really sure how to implement it? Or perhaps you’re already using Lean, but you need to get up to speed. Lean for Dummies
will show you how to do more with less and create an enterprise that embraces change.
In plain-English writing, this friendly guide explores the general overview of Lean, how flow and the value stream works, and the best ways to apply Lean to your enterprise. You will understand the philosophy of Lean and adopt it not as a routine, but a way of life. This highly informative book teaches you:
- The foundation and language of Lean
- How to map the value stream and using it to your business’s advantage
- The philosophy of Kaizen
- Different tools to improve management, customer service, and flow and pull
- How to “Go Lean” within your business and across the industry
- Avoid common mistakes in implementation
- Seek out resources for assistance
This simple, continuous improvement approach that minimizes waste and adds customer value is changing organizations of all sizes all over the world. Lean for Dummies will show you to take charge and engage your enterprise in a Lean transformation!
From the Back Cover
Create a culture that embraces change The fun and easy way to do more with less Competitive pressures force everyone to satisfy more demanding customers while using less of everything — time, energy, space, materials, and money. This no–nonsense guide shows you how to apply the proven philosophies and techniques of Lean to eliminate waste and maximize the effectiveness of your resources. You′ll see step–by–step how to implement Lean practices in any type of organization. Discover how to Understand Lean and how it?s implemented Speak the language of Lean Identify and eliminate the seven forms of waste Construct and use Value Stream Maps and other Lean tools Engage people in a Lean transformation