The Lean Practitioner's Field Book

Proven, Practical, Profitable and Powerful Techniques for Making Lean Really Work

Author: Charles Protzman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1602

View: 752

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.

The Lean Practitioner's Field Book

Proven, Practical, Profitable and Powerful Techniques for Making Lean Really Work

Author: Charles Protzman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1602

View: 725

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.

The Lean Practitioner's Field Book Study Guide

Author: Charles Protzman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Entrepreneurship

Page: 300

View: 848

Corresponding to chapters in The Lean Practitioner's Field Book, this study guide offers a complete review of the concept of the Lean Practitioner. It offers a wide range of exercises to help readers understand key Lean concepts. Each chapter includes a list of important concepts, chapter highlights, problem sets, and a self-test quiz. Worked-out answers and solutions are also provided for all exercise problem sets and self-test questions.

Implementing Lean

Twice the Output with Half the Input!

Author: Charles W. Protzman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 375

View: 904

Everyone has heard the phrase about doing twice the work in half the time, but instead of focusing only on time, this book focuses on driving increased output with consistently less input. Implementing Lean: Twice the Output with Half the Input! teaches readers not only about Lean and its major concepts, but it drives the leader toward implementing a true Lean system. The authors have used the methodologies in this book everywhere from hospitals to service industries to manufacturing plants in order to impact businesses by providing proven principles, techniques, and approaches that yield substantial improvement to any business, small or large, in any sector. Learn about the benefits of implementing Lean in your company as the authors walk you through the major components as well as show you how to implement them. This guide is already being used by Lean Practitioners every day on shop floors to educate and refresh how tools are used in real-world applications.

The 5S Playbook

A Step-by-Step Guideline for the Lean Practitioner

Author: Chris A. Ortiz

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 79

View: 296

A powerful and effective Lean tool, 5S can help prevent company failure and launch an organization into world-class operational excellence. Until now, however, there has been a need for a book with detailed step-by-step guidelines on how to properly implement 5S (Sort, Set in Order, Scrub, Standardize, Sustain) and the visual workplace. Complete with color images, The 5S Playbook: A Step-by-Step Guideline for the Lean Practitioner fills this need. This new book in The LEAN Playbook Series is your guide to proper 5S and visual workplace implementation. It is ideal for Lean practitioners and facilitators looking for a training tool and a guideline that can be used in the work area while improvements are being made. Like a football coach, you can use this playbook for quick reference to convey what’s needed to facilitate effective 5S kaizen events. If for some reason you forget a "play" during the 5S implementation, you can easily reference the playbook. You can follow page by page and use the playbook to facilitate a 5S implementation, or you can go directly to certain topics and use it to help you implement that particular "play." The playbook includes color images from actual 5S implementations. In addition to the images, a combination of short paragraphs and bulleted descriptions walk you through each step of an effective 5S implementation. Looking for supplemental information or Lean coaching from Chris Ortiz? Go to www.leanplaybooks.com to receive ongoing support and advice on how to use The LEAN Playbook Series for training and implementation.

The Lean Expert

Educating and Elevating Lean Practitioners Throughout Your Organization

Author: Joseph Niederstadt

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 172

View: 845

The Lean Expert: Educating and Elevating Lean Practitioners Throughout Your Organization outlines a method that can help organizations engage associates and empower them to achieve "expert status" in the nine core principles of Lean. By implementing the Lean Discipline Expert process detailed in the book, companies will demonstrate to their associates that they believe they are the organization’s greatest assets, while empowering them to make lasting improvements to the organization. The book provides a robust and proven process for creating a Lean culture. It outlines a method, with defined steps, for the development of Lean Discipline Resource People that will help associates achieve "expert status" in the core Lean principles of 5S–Visual Management, Value Stream Mapping, Standard Work, Total Productive Maintenance, Quick Changeover, Error Proofing, Process Problem Solving, Material Management, and Continuous Improvement. You will be able develop Lean strategies, create a Master Schedule, initiate activities for supporting goals and objectives, and complete a Train-the-Trainer class as well as achieve facilitation skills to teach, communicate, guide, and lead Lean overview training as well as comprehensive subject-matter training. In addition, you will understand how the Lean Discipline Expert process can help to support associate involvement at all levels and learn where and how the nine principles overlap and interact. By engaging and empowering various levels of associates throughout the organization, you will provide strength and ownership for your business and, most importantly, your associates. The book includes access to additional resources on the book’s page at www.crcpress.com. It includes a tracking mechanism for monitoring candidate progress, facilitation feedback forms, LDE checklists, and certificates of accomplishment you can use to acknowledge associates that achieve Lean Discipline Expert status.

The TPM Playbook

A Step-by-Step Guideline for the Lean Practitioner

Author: Chris A. Ortiz

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 72

View: 771

This book is a guideline for implementation and it is intended for the Lean practitioner looking for a training tool and a guideline that can be used in the work area while improvements are being conducted. It describes how to effectively implement total productive maintenance.

The Toyota Way - Management Principles and Fieldbook (EBOOK BUNDLE)

Author: Jeffrey K. Liker

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

View: 501

Transform your company the Toyota way! Two essential guides streamlined into a SINGLE EBOOK PACKAGE Toyota. The name says it all: Innovation. Efficiency. Quality. Excellence. The Toyota Way—Management Principles and Fieldbook explains how the legendary automaker consistently achieves the highest levels of manufacturing and business success—and how you can achieve similar results with your own organization, regardless of your industry. Discover Toyota’s methods then learn how to put them to practical use with these groundbreaking books: The Toyota Way—INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER! The Toyota Way reveals the management principles behind Toyota's worldwide reputation for quality and reliability. Dr. Jeffrey Liker, the global expert on Toyota's Lean methods, explains how you can implement the company’s principles to: Double or triple the speed of any business process Build quality into workplace systems Eliminate the huge costs of hidden waste Turn every employee into a quality-control inspector Dramatically improve your products and services The Toyota Way Fieldbook Written as a companion volume to The Toyota Way, this hands-on guide takes the lessons of Toyota to the next level. Liker teams up with Toyota veteran David Meier to provide the diagnostic tools, worksheets, and exercises you need to craft the most effective approach for your organization. Learn how to: Develop leaders that “live” your system Transform your company into a true lean learning organization Create a culture of continuous improvement and innovation Meet all the needs of your customers Position your company for long-term success

The Quick Changeover Playbook

A Step-by-Step Guideline for the Lean Practitioner

Author: Chris A. Ortiz

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 73

View: 915

This book covers the basics of setup reduction and quick changeover and data collection. It outlines the first pass of waste reduction through the implementation of the visual workplace and layout improvements. The book covers two quick changeover concepts: intermediate tooling and one-turn methods.

The Kanban Playbook

A Step-by-Step Guideline for the Lean Practitioner

Author: Chris A. Ortiz

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 75

View: 303

A scheduling system for Lean and just-in-time production, Kanban is a proven tool for reducing waste, inventory, and lead times. The implementation of Kanban, however, is a manually intensive action and conducting Kanban projects properly takes experience and direction.Until now, there has been a need for a book with detailed step-by-step guideline