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A Practical, Hands-on Guide to Lean ManufacturingThis real-world resource offers proven solutions for implementing lean manufacturing in an enterprise environment, covering the engineering and production aspects as well as the business culture concerns. Filled with detailed examples, the book focuses on the rapid application of lean principles so that large, early financial gains can be made.How to Implement Lean Manufacturing explains Toyota Production System (TPS) practices and specifies the distinct order in which lean techniques should be applied to achieve maximum gains. Global case studies illustrate successes and pitfalls of lean manufacturing initiatives. Discover how to: Rigorously test and retest the state of your "leanness" with unique evaluators Develop and deploy plant-wide strategies and goals Improve speed and quality and dramatically reduce costs Reduce variation in the manufacturing system in order to reduce inventory Reduce lead times to enable improved responsiveness and flexibility Synchronize production and supply to the customer Create flow and establish pull-demand systems Perform system-wide and specific value-stream evaluations Generate a comprehensive list of highly focused Kaizen activities Sustain process gains Manage constraints and reduce bottlenecks Implement cellular manufacturing
Lonnie Wilson founded Quality Consultants which serves small and Fortune 500 firms. He has 20 years of experience in manufacturing management with an international oil company.
Table of Contents
The Perspective of This Book
The 'Scoop' on Lean
Inventory and Variation
Lean Manufacturing Simplified
Value Stream Mapping
The Importance of Lead Time
How to Do Lean
Planning Model and Goals
Sustaining the Gains
The Story of the Alpha Line
The Story of the Bravo Line
Variation, dependent events and inventory
A House of Lean
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