How Harley-Davidson Drove Top-Line Growth and Profitability with Revolutionary Lean Product Development
Author: Dantar P. Oosterwal
Category: Business & Economics
From near-extinction in the early eighties, Harley-Davidson rose to worldwide recognition and is still today one of the great, iconic American motorcycle brands. In this insider guide, former Harley-Davidson executive Dantar Oosterwal offers an exclusive look at how Harley-Davidson was able to adapt in an ever-changing world to stay on top and stay in existence. In The Lean Machine, readers learn about Harley-Davidson’s secret weapon and go-to formula for outstanding success: Knowledge-Based Product Development. Rooted in Japanese productivity improvement techniques, this method helped Harley realize an unprecedented fourfold increase in throughput in half the time--powering annual growth of more than ten percent. Winner of the 2017 Shingo Prize for Literature, The Lean Machine--which is part business journal, part analysis, and part step-by-step toolkit--takes readers through the day-to-day transformation at Harley and identifies universal change and improvement issues so that companies in any industry can incorporate this game-changing system--with predictably excellent results.
Synchronizing People, Branding, and Strategy to Win in the Marketplace
Author: Anthony Sgroi, Jr.
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Business & Economics
In order for an organization to thrive in a competitive business environment, its strategy, people, and branding must be fully optimized. The Innovative Lean Machine: Synchronizing People, Branding, and Strategy to Win in the Marketplace explains how to use Lean principles and visual tools to maximize these core components in any business. The book demystifies theory with examples of the various visual tools any organization can rely on during the idea generation, product development, and branding processes. Filled with easy-to-follow graphics, charts, and tables, the text provides a simple, yet effective, series of visual frameworks that readers can immediately apply with little or no difficulty. Describing how to ensure your business planning reflects what is most valuable to your customers, this resource presents the insights of a creative thought process that drives innovative solutions. It considers the key aspects of Lean that can help you drive innovation in the development of your organization’s branding, strategy, and in the selection and management of its people. It also includes discussions on the characteristics of highly effective and trustworthy people. After reading this book, you will better understand how to use Lean tools to build a stronger brand, build better market strategies, and identify and retain effective people. You will also gain an understanding of what it takes to align all organizational activities to ensure maximum value for your customers while relentlessly driving out waste.
The Lean Machines are genuine experts in health and happiness and have helped thousands of people get lean and strong through their work as personal trainers and on their hugely popular YouTube channel. Champions of balance, moderation and individuality, their advice is sensible, accessible, and not at all intimidating - eat well, move better and feel awesome! "Our aim is to help as many people as possible get healthy and understand that getting in great shape doesn't have to be hard or depressing." Here, they share their secrets in their first book; a fun, fully illustrated guide for becoming the best version of yourself. Featuring easy nutritious recipes, as well as simple workouts, toning tips and mindfulness techniques, the boys prove that having a healthy lifestyle is achievable and fun. #leanmachines
An exclusive free 10-page sampler. The Lean Machines are genuine experts in health and happiness and have helped thousands of people get lean and strong through their work as personal trainers and on their hugely popular YouTube channel. Champions of balance, moderation and individuality, their advice is sensible, accessible, and not at all intimidating - eat well, move better and feel awesome! "Our aim is to help as many people as possible get healthy and understand that getting in great shape doesn't have to be hard or depressing." Here, they share their secrets in their first book; a fun, fully illustrated guide for becoming the best version of yourself. Featuring easy nutritious recipes, as well as simple workouts, toning tips and mindfulness techniques, the boys prove that having a healthy lifestyle is achievable and fun. #leanmachines
Proven, Practical, Profitable and Powerful Techniques for Making Lean Really Work
Author: Charles Protzman
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Business & Economics
While there are numerous Lean Certification programs, most companies have their own certification paths whereby they bestow expert status upon employees after they have participated in or led a certain number of kaizen events. Arguing that the number of kaizen events should not determine a person's expert status, The Lean Practitioner's Field Book: Proven, Practical, Profitable and Powerful Techniques for Making Lean Really Work outlines a true learning path for anyone seeking to understand essential Lean principles. The book includes a plethora of examples drawn from the personal experiences of its many well-respected and award-winning contributors. These experts break down Lean concepts to their simplest terms to make everything as clear as possible for Lean practitioners. A refresher for some at times, the text provides thought-provoking questions with examples that will stimulate learning opportunities. Introducing the Lean Practitioner concept, the book details the five distinct Lean Practitioner levels and includes quizzes and criteria for each level. It highlights the differences between the kaizen event approach and the Lean system level approach as well as the difference between station balancing and baton zone. This book takes readers on a journey that begins with an overview of Lean principles and culminates with readers developing professionally through the practice of self-reliance. Providing you with the tools to implement Lean tools in your organization, the book includes discussions and examples that demonstrate how to transition from traditional accounting methods to a Lean accounting system. The book outlines an integrated, structured approach identified by the acronym BASICS (baseline, analyze, suggest solutions, implement, check, and sustain), which is combined with a proven business strategy to help ensure a successful and sustainable transformation of your organization.
Are you are mum who wants her body back? ,br> Perhaps you even want it to be better than it was before kids! , If so, THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU! Whether your are first time mum with a newborn or a mum of four with kids at university, Marina Perry-Kuhn, a leading authority in Pre and post natal fitness makes it easy for all mums to learn how to correctly, safely and effectively transform their bodies (and their lives) after babies sharing with readers the secrets to: o Gaining Flat, tight (zero bulge) tummys o Banishing back pain and enhancing posture o Lifting, firming and strengthening butts, arms, backs and thighs o Boundless energy, a positive attitude & unwavering self esteem & confidence. o Achieving vitality, health and wellness as a time-poor mother The 5 step Lean Mumma System is a proven formula for success used by Marina within her health clubs and online to help thousands of mothers rebuild their bodies and lives. Here she shares all 5 steps including the Lean Mumma Exercise blueprint : The ABC+ D building blocks of Body transformation. With three clear phases of exercise progression to cater for the plethora of post baby bodies, stages of recovery and fitness levels - all mothers (and their bodies) are in the best of hands.
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This Proceedings volume contains articles presented at the CIRP-Sponsored Inter- tional Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology (DET2009) that takes place December 14–16, 2009 in Hong Kong. This is the 6th DET conference in the series and the first to be held in Asia. Professor Paul Maropoulos initiated, hosted and chaired the 1st International DET Conference held in 2002 at the University of D- ham. Since this inaugural first DET conference, DET conference series has been s- cessfully held in 2004 at Seattle, Washington USA, in 2006 at Setubal Portugal, in 2007 at Bath England, and in 2008 at Nantes France. The DET2009 conference continues to bring together International expertise from the academic and industrial fields, pushing forward the boundaries of research kno- edge and best practice in digital enterprise technology for design and manufacturing, and logistics and supply chain management. Over 120 papers from over 10 countries have been accepted for presentation at DET2009 and inclusion in this Proceedings volume after stringent refereeing process. On behalf of the organizing and program committees, the Editors are grateful to the many people who have made DET2009 possible: to the authors and presenters, es- cially the keynote speakers, to those who have diligently reviewed submissions, to members of International Scientific Committee, Organizing Committee and Advisory Committes, and to colleagues for their hard work in sorting out all the arrangements. We would also like to extend our gratitude to DET2009 sponsors, co-organizers, and supporting organizations.