Lean Thinking

Author: James P. Womack
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781471111006
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Lean Thinking was launched in the fall of 1996, just in time for the recession of 1997. It told the story of how American, European, and Japanese firms applied a simple set of principles called 'lean thinking' to survive the recession of 1991 and grow steadily in sales and profits through 1996. Even though the recession of 1997 never happened, companies were starving for information on how to make themselves leaner and more efficient. Now we are dealing with the recession of 2001 and the financial meltdown of 2002. So what happened to the exemplar firms profiled in Lean Thinking? In the new fully revised edition of this bestselling book those pioneering lean thinkers are brought up to date. Authors James Womack and Daniel Jones offer new guidelines for lean thinking firms and bring their groundbreaking practices to a brand new generation of companies that are looking to stay one step ahead of the competition.

Lean Thinking

Author: James P. Womack
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593398433
Size: 17.50 MB
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Der Erfolg in der Praxis zeigt: Lean Thinking macht aus den einzelnen Unternehmensbereichen, die am Produktionsprozess beteiligt sind, ein hoch effizientes Netzwerk, das so dicht wie möglich am Kunden arbeitet. An zahlreichen Beispielen von erfolgreichen Unternehmen aus verschiedenen Kontinenten zeigen die Autoren, wie die fünf Grundprinzipien des Lean Thinking umsetzbar sind und wie man mit ihnen Produkte und Prozesse optimiert. In dieser neuen Auflage gehen die Autoren in einem exklusiven Beitrag auf die Erfolgsgeschichte von Lean Management in Deutschland ein.

Lean Thinking In Produzierenden Unternehmen

Author: Tobias Wille
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658161729
Size: 13.10 MB
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Mit der Bereitstellung der notwendigen Methoden in Form eines Bezugssystems bietet Tobias Wille eine einfache Möglichkeit zur ganzheitlichen Bewertung der Fortschritte während einer Unternehmenstransformation in Richtung Lean Thinking. Durch die Operationalisierung des Bezugssystems ergibt sich eine in der Praxis unkompliziert einsetzbare Bewertungslogik, die an das jeweilige Produktionssystem des zu bewertenden Unternehmens angepasst werden kann. Dabei gibt die Bewertung nicht nur Aufschluss über den aktuellen Stand der Einführung, sondern dient auch der Ableitung sinnvoller weiterer Schritte. Das Bezugssystem folgt dabei der Messung des organisationalen Wandels in den Dimensionen Verständnis, Umsetzung und Ergebnis, wobei jedes der 3 Module entsprechend ausgestaltet wird, sodass sich 9 methodische Bausteine ergeben.

Lean Thinking

Author: James P. Womack
Publisher: Free Press
ISBN: 0743249275
Size: 16.65 MB
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Expanded, updated, and more relevant than ever, this bestselling business classic by two internationally renowned management analysts describes a business system for the twenty-first century. Expanded, updated, and more relevant than ever, this bestselling business classic by two internationally renowned management analysts describes a business system for the twenty-first century that supersedes the mass production system of Ford, the financial control system of Sloan, and the strategic system of Welch and GE. It is based on the Toyota (lean) model, which combines operational excellence with value-based strategies to produce steady growth through a wide range of economic conditions. In contrast with the crash-and-burn performance of companies trumpeted by business gurus in the 1990s, the firms profiled in Lean Thinking -- from tiny Lantech to midsized Wiremold to niche producer Porsche to gigantic Pratt & Whitney -- have kept on keeping on, largely unnoticed, along a steady upward path through the market turbulence and crushed dreams of the early twenty-first century. Meanwhile, the leader in lean thinking -- Toyota -- has set its sights on leadership of the global motor vehicle industry in this decade. Instead of constantly reinventing business models, lean thinkers go back to basics by asking what the customer really perceives as value. (It's often not at all what existing organizations and assets would suggest.) The next step is to line up value-creating activities for a specific product along a value stream while eliminating activities (usually the majority) that don't add value. Then the lean thinker creates a flow condition in which the design and the product advance smoothly and rapidly at the pull of the customer (rather than the push of the producer). Finally, as flow and pull are implemented, the lean thinker speeds up the cycle of improvement in pursuit of perfection. The first part of this book describes each of these concepts and makes them come alive with striking examples. Lean Thinking clearly demonstrates that these simple ideas can breathe new life into any company in any industry in any country. But most managers need guidance on how to make the lean leap in their firm. Part II provides a step-by-step action plan, based on in-depth studies of more than fifty lean companies in a wide range of industries across the world. Even those readers who believe they have embraced lean thinking will discover in Part III that another dramatic leap is possible by creating an extended lean enterprise for each of their product families that tightly links value-creating activities from raw materials to customer. In Part IV, an epilogue to the original edition, the story of lean thinking is brought up-to-date with an enhanced action plan based on the experiences of a range of lean firms since the original publication of Lean Thinking. Lean Thinking does not provide a new management "program" for the one-minute manager. Instead, it offers a new method of thinking, of being, and, above all, of doing for the serious long-term manager -- a method that is changing the world.

Improving Production With Lean Thinking

Author: Javier Santos
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119120261
Size: 12.30 MB
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Unique coverage of manufacturing management techniques--complete with cases and real-world examples. Improving Production with Lean Thinking picks up where other references on production processes leave off. It is increasingly important to integrate and systematize lean thinking throughout production/manufacturing and the supply chain because the market is becoming more competitive, products are becoming more complex, and product life is getting shorter and shorter. With a practical focus, this book encompasses the science and analytical background for improving manufacturing, control, and design. It covers specific methodologies and tools for: * Material flow and facilities layout, including a six step layout design process * The design of cellular layouts * Analyzing and improving equipment efficiency, including Poka-Yoke, motion study, maintenance, SMED, and more * Environmental improvements, including 5S implementation With real-life case studies of successful European and American approaches to lean manufacturing, this reference is ideal for engineers, managers, and researchers in manufacturing and production facilities as well as students. It bridges the gap between production/manufacturing and supply chain techniques and provides a detailed roadmap to improved factory performance.