As a manufacturing management trainee I was expecting much, much more from this book. The preface gives the impression that the content is the definitive guide to implementing a lean manufacturing process in concert with six sigma quality - a very attractive proposition. However, there is actually very little referencable material on lean manufacturing and six sigma? In fact two thirds of the book appears to be devoted to management spiel, including the recruitment of black belts and so on - not really useful for anyone below the boardroom level. I was really expecting more quantified content that could provide real technical insight at a grass roots level - I didn't learn anything really applicable in that context (that I wasn't aware of already). As an example, the preface states "you'll learn the secret to eliminating the time traps that add delays and hinder speed" - I was expecting juat a bit more than a handful of pages on this!
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