Preface to the 2003 Edition
Preface to the First Edition: From Lean Production to Lean Enterprise
PART I: LEAN PRINCIPLES
Introduction: Lean Thinking versus Muda
2. The Value Stream
PART II: FROM THINKING TO ACTION: THE LEAN LEAP
6. The Simple Case
7. A Harder Case
8. The Acid Test
9. Lean Thinking versus German Technik
10. Mighty Toyota; Tiny Showa
11. An Action... MORE
Womack is founder and president of the Lean Enterprise Institute (www.lean.org), a nonprofit education and research organization based in Brookline, Massachusetts, dedicated to the spread of lean thinking.
Jones is founder and chairman of the Lean Enterprise Academy in the U.K. (www.leanuk.org), a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Lean Enterprise Institute and pursuing the same objectives in English-speaking Europe.