Lean Manufacturing: A Plant Floor Guide

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ISBN-13: 978-0872635258
ISBN-10: 0872635252
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Editors John Allen and Charles Robinson are internationally recognized as premier authorities on lean manufacturing, and David Stewart is a doctor of clinical psychology and an expert in change management during lean implementations.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Society of Manufacturing Engineers (September 7, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0872635252
  • ISBN-13: 978-0872635258
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #518,620 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By LaRoux Gillespie on October 4, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book is written in a lean manner. It is simple, common and easy to read. It describes ordinary things and ideas very clearly and with one purpose. This book provides all the roadmap, tools and insight needed to allow plants to achieve excellence. The authors take great pains to address common failures issues. They provide a single source handbook that any plant can understand and use, a source with example metrics and tools, with logic and simple ideas to prevent and overcome the daily issues faced by the team that implements Lean.
This is not a book that deals much about soft issues. It is not a fuzzy warm feeling book about the people side, nor is it a motivational "you can do it" book. It is a frank easy to read book about simple steps and simple ideas that make plants great. It explains the people issues and the fact that unless working teams make the decisions and changes Lean will not happen. It is a long book, more of handbook length, but much easier to read.
Lean Manufacturing: A Plant Floor Guide fills the space between a detailed "How To" text and an overview. It provides coverage of every key issue in moving to Lean Manufacturing, offering rationale, plans and encouragement.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By george scamby on October 3, 2001
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From understanding your customers needs, metrics, building a solid business case and launching a methodical process, this book has all the tools necessary for a sound lean transition.
Perhaps most importantly, it offers reliable advice on overcoming resistance and building an effective team.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By River Rose on January 27, 2006
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From the opening pages, to the last, this book summed up how to take your plant and make it "lean."

I have used the guidelines in the book at work and it has seemed to work seemlessly.

The information was sound and true. If you are looking for a down to earth approach and a way to get it done, then get this book!
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