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: $34.95
Print ISBN: 9780814439531
Page Count: 288
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814410622

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Table of Contents

Contents

Permissions vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Solving the Mystery of Success 1

PART I FROM CRISIS TO EXCELLENCE 9

1 Awash in Chaos! 11

2 Shattering the Illusion of Stability 29

3 Creating a Roadmap for Change 46

4 A New System of Management 64

PART II THE FOUNDATIONAL ELEMENTS 79

5 Leading through Measurement 81

6 From Supply Chains to Value Streams 102

7 Leveling Process Variation 123

8 To Push or to Pull? 145

PART III IMPLEMENTING LEAN DYNAMICS 163

9 A Plan for Action 165

10 Structuring the Transformation 182

11 Making Lean Dynamics Succeed 196

12 Conquering the Crisis 205

Appendix: Constructing the Value Curve 213

Glossary 219

Notes 227

Index 257

About the Author 265

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