Going Lean

How the Best Companies Apply Lean Manufacturing Principles to Shatter Uncertainty, Drive Innovation, and Maximize Profits

 Going Lean

Author: Stephen A. Ruffa
Pub Date: June 2008
Print Edition: $22.95
Print ISBN: 9780814432853
Page Count: 288
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814410622

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In this extremely well-written bookuseful resource for those interested in operations management, business policy, and related topics." -- Choice

“Stephen Ruffa’s new book titled, Going Lean, is very timely. In this time of the economic crisis when recession has plagued the world’s economic arena, Going Lean teaches us how to live and adapt with change...This book is a must read.” -- Sixsigma.com

“…unique and important insights into entering and sustaining—forever—a lean journey of waste reduction and continuous improvement…” -- Cutting Tool Engineering

“In GOING LEAN, Stephen A. Ruffa spotlights examples from the automotive, airline, and retail industries, offering potent lessons on how companies drive innovation, promote sustainability and create value in the face of uncertainty. The backbone of the book lies in the well-thumbed ideologies of the Toyota Production System.” -- T & D magazine

"With excellent timing, considering recent events in the global economy, this book demonstrates how companies can use lean principles to help them steer through tough times. Using examples from successful companies that survived crises such as 9/11 and the resulting economic downturn, as well as the oil crisis of 1980s, Ruffa shows how the techniques those companies used can be employed to help weather a crisis." -- Houston Business Journal

“…should be read by manufacturing executives and their staffs…shows how to introduce innovation during downturns, strive for perfection and deliver excellent performance.”

Quality Progress

“…counsels on something new: a set of principles and practices of lean dynamics, which involves turning what could be or have been overwhelming circumstances into tremendous advantage.” –PDMA (Product Development and Management Association )

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