- Paperback: 396 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster / Free Press; New Ed edition (7 July 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0743231643
- ISBN-13: 978-0743231640
- Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 2.7 x 23.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 39 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,415 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Lean Thinking: Banish Waste And Create Wealth In Your Corporation Paperback – 7 Jul 2003
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The authors claim to show how lean thinking with a new definition of value can breathe life into a company or economic activity, doubling productivity and sales whilst stabilizing employment, by providing a step by step plan based on in depth studies of fifty lean companies around the world.
About the Author
James P. Womack is Principal Research Scientist in the Japan Programme at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the Transitions Group, a consulting firm based in the USA. Daniel T. Jones is a Professor at the Cardiff Business School and has acted as consultant to a wide and international range of companies operating in Europe. He lives in Hereford.
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After an introduction about the merits of lean over older models of production and manufacturing improvement, the book divides into chapters focusing on case studies or various large companies who have successfully put lean methods into practice
This book is as much of an academic work as a book for the general public
It is well written and interesting
Many key developments leading up to lean thinking are covered
Many key lean principles are covered and enlarged upon
This book is well worth reading for anyone with an interest in lean thinking or manufacturing
If starting your quality improvement journey, it is an excellent value read.
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