Thoroughly updated with the latest trends and new global case studies, How to Implement Lean Manufacturing, Second Edition, explains how to implement this powerful formula for eliminating waste, controlling quality and inventory, and improving overall performance across an enterprise environment. The book addresses the engineering and production aspects as well as the business culture challenges.
This practical guide describes the Toyota Production System (TPS) and specifies the distinct order in which Lean techniques should be applied to achieve maximum gains. By using the proven methods in this definitive resource, you can implement a successful Lean transformation in your organisation. Find how to:
Create and deploy enterprise-wide strategies and goals
Improve speed and quality and dramatically lower costs
Reduce variation in the manufacturing system in order to reduce inventory
Reduce lead times to improve responsiveness and flexibility
Sustain process gains
Perform system-wide value-stream evaluations
Manage constraints and reduce bottlenecks
Implement cellular manufacturing
New material in the Second Edition reveals how to:
Avoid the typical management pitfalls and implementation errors that virtually guarantee a Lean transformation will fail
Implement the new skills of Lean leadership, including its six key elements
Shape and manage your culture using the five cultural change leading indicators
About the Author
Lonnie Wilson, a Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Six Sigma trainer, has 20 years of experience in manufacturing management with an international oil company. In 1990, he started Quality Consultants which serves small firms and Fortune 500 companies in both the U.S. and Mexico. Mr. Wilson has taught for the El Paso Community College and the University of Texas at El Paso and is an active Senior Member of the American Society for Quality Control.
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