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FT Guide to Lean: How to streamline your organisation, engage employees and create a competitive edge (The FT Guides) Paperback – 8 Nov 2012

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: FT Publishing International; 01 edition (8 Nov. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0273770500
  • ISBN-13: 978-0273770503
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 369,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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‘Andy Brophy explains a challenging and vital subject in a simple yet comprehensive manner.’ Michael L. George, author of Lean Six Sigma and former CEO of the George Group

‘Andy Brophy does a great job taking you through Lean from A to Z. But what really stands out is that he highlights the needs and processes to maximise the employee experience. This is what so many companies miss.’ Pete Gritton, Former Vice President of HR, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky

‘I would definitely have everyone in the organisation read this guide as a common base to explore the Lean journey.’ Michael Ballé, Shingo Prize co-author of The Gold Mine and The Lean Manager, and co-founder of the Institut Lean France





The Financial Times Guide to Lean is the definitive introduction to the key tools, methods and processes used during Lean transformation. Experienced Lean consultant Andy Brophy explains everything you need to know, from showing you how Lean will help you deliver a vast competitive edge, through to the practicalities of building a Lean culture in your company.


The Financial Times Guide to Lean:


  • Describes the five guiding principles of Lean
  • Shows you how to align Lean with your overall business strategy and how to accelerate the delivery of strategic objectives
  • Uses case studies and examples from a range of industries including production, healthcare and the not- for-profit sector
  • Explains the best way to nurture a Lean culture in your organisation no matter how big or small your company



About the Author

Andy Brophy is a lean & innovation facilitator who has been working in the lean field for the past twelve years in domains including manufacturing, hospital, software development, hospitality, food and financial services. He is Director of the consultancy business Lean 2 Innovative Thinking. Andy holds a 1st Class MSc in Lean Operations and is a Six Sigma Black Belt. In 2010 he published a co-authored book with John Bicheno called Innovative Lean.




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