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The core of the lean model remains the same in the new edition. All businesses must define the "value" that they produce as the product that best suits customer needs. The leaders must then identify and clarify the "value stream," the nexus of actions to bring the product through problems solving, information management, and physical transformation tasks. Next, "lean enterprise" lines up suppliers with this value stream. "Flow" traces the product across departments. "Pull" then activates the flow as the business re-orients towards the pull of the customer's needs. Finally, with the company reengineered towards its core value in a flow process, the business re-orients towards "perfection," rooting out all the remaining muda (Japanese for "waste") in the system.
Despite the authors' claims to "actionable principles for creating lasting value in any business during any business conditions," the lean model is not demonstrated with broad applications in the service or retail industries. But those manager's whose needs resonate with those described in the Lean Thinking case studies will find a host of practical guidelines for streamlining their processes and achieving manufacturing efficiencies. --Patrick O'Kelley
Great price for this book, effective at giving a complete look on lean thinking history and detailed applications of its use in a variety of diverse organizations.Published 6 days ago by Mother - College Student - & Assistant College Instructor
Lean thinking can help to transform an organization, not just in manufacturing but in service and office operations as well. Read morePublished 1 month ago by awt
Must read for anyone working in industry. This audiobook opened my eyes to lean principles, and changed my view on Value forever.Published 1 month ago by ntf
This probably a good book for research work/history of lean and applicability but not a good book for newbies wanting to lean foundational principles on the concept of Lean.Published 3 months ago by PumMom