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The Lean Book of Lean: A Concise Guide to Lean Management by John Earley

By John Earley

An crucial advisor to bringing lean on your company and your life

The Lean e-book of Leanprovides a succinct evaluation of the recommendations of Lean, explains them in daily phrases, and indicates how the overall ideas should be utilized in any company or own state of affairs. Disengaging the idea that of Lean from any specific or zone, this publication brings Lean out of the manufacturing unit that can assist you follow it at any place, each time. you will research the key issues and ideas in addition to functional suggestions and tricks, and locate extra perception within the illustrative examples. Lean is all approximately attaining the specified consequence with the minimal quantity of fuss and energy, and this e-book practises what it preaches — concise adequate to be learn in a few sittings, it still supplies a wealth of knowledge distilled into the fundamental bits you must recognize.

The Lean booklet of Lean discards pointless specialisation and minute element, and will get to the purpose quick, so that you can start instantaneously.

  • Understand the fundamental ideas of lean
  • Recognise lean behaviours that come naturally
  • Study examples of lean practices, rules, behaviours, and operations
  • Apply lean suggestions to either your enterprise and private life

Lean is ready being agile, effective, responsive, effective, and shrewdpermanent. It applies to any and each element of existence, from the manufacturing facility ground for your morning regimen. The Lean e-book of Lean is the short, shrewdpermanent consultant to utilising lean rules on a daily basis, so that you can commence doing extra with much less.

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If you can achieve this, a number of quite remarkable things start to happen. With consistency comes reliability. It is much easier to predict the outcome, which means that when you say to your customers “we can do this by next Tuesday morning”, there is a much better likelihood that come Tuesday morning it will have arrived; in other words, good service. Another aspect of consistency is that quality also tends to improve. Now that’s a nice bonus, as the cost of poor quality is huge in most industries.

There are only two things you can do really: 1. Get some more. 2. Ensure it keeps working. OK, so of these two options, which do you pick? The first is quite simple, but usually a bit expensive so should be a last resort if all else fails. However, before wasting a lot of time trying to solve using the second, it is important to do a simple test, as outlined below. First, find out what the true capacity of your constraint is over an extended period. Unfortunately, this is not necessarily what it says on the label, as this is usually a theoretical maximum which will probably bear no relation to what is possible in your situation.

If possible the controls should be very visual, without the need to run a report: simple boards and charts filled in by the people who actually do the work, because they can do this task better. As a general rule on visual controls, consider the following: Anyone should be able to determine the current health of the operation by standing in the middle of the area and looking around. It should be immediately obvious where attention is needed without asking anyone. 23 The Lean Book of Lean Next chance you get, take a trip down to the action and have a look around your operation.

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