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My lean library--a short list

Stephen A. Ruffa author of "Going Lean"
The list author says: "These are the lean books I think are most helpful:"
The Machine That Changed the World: The Story of Lean Production-- Toyota's Secret Weapon in the Global Car Wars That Is Now Revolutionizing World Industry
The Machine That Changed the World: The Story of Lean Production-- Toyota's Secret Weapon in the Global Car Wars That Is Now Revolutionizing World Industry
"This was a powerful book that provides a foundation for understanding lean principles."
Going Lean: How the Best Companies Apply Lean Manufacturing Principles to Shatter Uncertainty, Drive Innovation, and Maximize Profits
Going Lean: How the Best Companies Apply Lean Manufacturing Principles to Shatter Uncertainty, Drive Innovation, and Maximize Profits
"This book provides the needed context for lean trasformation--explaining why going lean means more than a search for waste and unguided continuous improvement efforts that have become too common today..."
A Study of the Toyota Production System: From an Industrial Engineering Viewpoint (Produce What Is Needed, When It's Needed)
A Study of the Toyota Production System: From an Industrial Engineering Viewpoint (Produce What Is Needed, When It's Needed)
"Helps readers understand why all waste is not the same... why going lean takes focusing on certain sources of waste"
The Going Lean Fieldbook: A Practical Guide to Lean Transformation and Sustainable Success
The Going Lean Fieldbook: A Practical Guide to Lean Transformation and Sustainable Success
"Describes how to apply what Shingo demonstrated to transforming organizations of all types..."
New Manufacturing Challenge: Techniques for Continuous Improvement
New Manufacturing Challenge: Techniques for Continuous Improvement
"An excellent book that shows where lean came from; the concepts described in this book still need to be understood and applied today..."
Breaking the Cost Barrier: A Proven Approach to Managing and Implementing Lean Manufacturing (National Association of Manufacturers)
Breaking the Cost Barrier: A Proven Approach to Managing and Implementing Lean Manufacturing (National Association of Manufacturers)
"A book for anyone who wants to learn critical lessons from one of the most challenging industries: aerospace"
Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production
Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production
"Who's lean library would be complete without this important resource from a founder of lean?"
My Years with General Motors
My Years with General Motors
"This book is one of my favorites, helping the lean thinker understand where traditional management methods came from, and why they worked so well for so long..."