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Going Lean

Author : Stephen A. RUFFA
ISBN : 0814410626
Genre : Business & Economics
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Going Lean sets aside the notion that efficient operations and powerful innovations are only possible when business is steady and demand is growing. Instead, companies must learn that sudden shifts or unpredictable conditions need not undermine their results. Led by a new breed of companies –Toyota, Wal-Mart, and Southwest Airlines—a powerful, yet unexpected mindset is reshaping the rules for business competitiveness. By using Lean Dynamics TM—based on the now-famous Toyota Production System—companies everywhere can thrive in virtually any environment. In Going Lean, readers will learn how to:• become broadly effective in creating and sustaining value• set a critical foundation for achieving sustained excellence• identify sources of lag and create robust value streams that thrive in today’s dynamic conditions• describe the underlying techniques to maintain steady and predictable flow• create a system based on “pull,” or external demand that consistently introduces new innovation even during severe downturns• strive for perfection• deliver industry-leading returns
Category: Business & Economics

The Going Lean Fieldbook

Author : Stephen A. RUFFA
ISBN : 9780814415702
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 77.7 MB
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In Going Lean, author Stephen A. Ruffa introduced the groundbreaking principles of Lean Dynamics, revealing how leading companies go beyond chasing the most visible outcomes of lean to address the disconnects that cause operational waste to accumulate. Illustrated by compelling cases and clear examples, The Going Lean Fieldbook provides a logical structure and practical advice for applying lean principles throughout the organization. Useful as a stand-alone implementation guide and as a training resource, the book maps out a set path toward reaching a series of critical transformation levels, detailing the activities and the hazards that can derail the journey at each point along the way. Readers will learn how to promote stability, consistency, and innovation by first conducting a “dynamic value assessment” and attaining the buy-in that is critical to making business improvements work. Based on lessons of real-life firms from different industries that have successfully implemented lean methods, this is an in-the-trenches manual for anyone who wants to energize their organization.
Category: Business & Economics

Going Lean

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ISBN : OCLC:852932935
Genre : Business logistics
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Category: Business logistics

Going Lean

Author : Amy C. Smith
ISBN : 1567932819
Genre : Medical
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Why is this patient still here?" Has this question crossed your mind while you are walking the halls of your organization? This book explains how the Lean Method can help you keep your patients moving smoothly through treatment. It may sound technical, but it is not. The Lean Method is easy to understand, easy to visualize, and easy to apply. First it will help you identify what is keeping patients waiting. Once you uncover the barriers to smooth patient flow, you can use the Lean method to develop creative strategies for keeping patients moving. The Lean Method is a management system. It will help you uncover issues, set goals for solving the issues, and measure your progress toward achievement. Lean has worked in real hospitals, real clinics, and real laboratories The book includes numerous examples and success stories that illustrate the Lean Method in action. It contains specific recommendations for removing the barriers to flow that are commonly uncovered using the Lean Method. When you improve patient flow, you'll see more revenue for the same assets, happier patients, and happier staff. Learn about these strategies for improving patient flow: * Creating on observation unit distinct from inpatient units * Redesigning compensation systems to favor patient flow * Urging senior managers to spend time observing * Requiring progress-tracking charts on everything of interest * Encouraging caregivers to ask, "Why is this patient still here?" * Creating a patient-flow desk to centralize admission control
Category: Medical

Going Lean

Author : David Taylor
ISBN : 0953798208
Genre : Industrial efficiency
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Category: Industrial efficiency

Going Lean In Health Care

Author : Institute for Healthcare Improvement, IHI
ISBN : OCLC:475336116
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Examples in this paper of lean thinking in health care demonstrate that, when applied rigorously and throughout an entire organization, lean principles can have a positive impact on productivity, cost, quality, and timely delivery of services.

Going Lean

Author : Jochen Krebs
ISBN : 0990559106
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An agile process is a journey, not a destination. In Going Lean, Jochen (Joe) Krebs uses his personal weight loss story as a metaphor to illustrate such a journey. Unlike a case study, he introduces agile principles in a practical, real-world approach with a topic everyone can relate to. His story takes us through a proven process pattern, which forces common sense decision-making. As a result, he lost 20kg (44lbs) in only 20 weeks. Going Lean covers the full spectrum of an agile project, from start to finish. It makes connections between a personal story and potentially any projects in small, medium or large enterprises. The story serves as an example for everyone interested in how the principles may map to topics such as financial planning, home renovation or starting-up any type of franchise. Joe wrote a short and entertaining story to encourage more leaders and executives to get started.

Lean In

Author : Sheryl Sandberg
ISBN : 9783843705783
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In Deutschland sitzen in den Vorständen der 100 umsatzstärksten Firmen gerade einmal drei Prozent Frauen. International sieht es nicht viel besser aus. Sheryl Sandberg ist COO von Facebook und gehörte davor zur Führungsmannschaft bei Google. Zusammen mit ihrem Mann Dave erzieht sie zwei kleine Kinder. Sie ist eine der wenigen sichtbaren Top-Managerinnen weltweit und ein Vorbild für Frauen aller Generationen. In ihrem Buch widmet sie sich ihrem Herzensthema: Wie können mehr Frauen in anspruchsvollen Jobs an die Spitze gelangen? Sie beschreibt äußere und innere Barrieren, die Frauen den Aufstieg verwehren. Sandberg zeigt, wie jede Frau ihre Ziele erreichen kann.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Staying Lean

Author : Peter Hines
ISBN : 1439826188
Genre : Business & Economics
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The first edition of this highly acclaimed publication received a Shingo Research and Professional Publication Prize in 2009. Explaining how to create and sustain a Lean business, it followed Cogent Power’s first two Lean Roadmaps along their journey. Since then, much has changed. Several members of Cogent Power’s senior management have moved on, steel prices have declined, and the credit crisis has sparked an unstable global economy. Set against these developments, Staying Lean: Thriving, Not Just Surviving, Second Edition reports on Cogent Power’s response to these issues—detailing how they worked through their third Lean Roadmap. It also: Guides readers with readily reproducible advice and an easy-to-follow model for sustaining Lean improvements Presents a case study of a successful multinational Lean implementation Covers a six-year Lean transformation from start to finish, illustrating the application of three distinct roadmaps Focusing on how to sustain change, the new edition of this bestselling reference, illustrates the experience of a multi-national company that successfully implemented Lean in its manufacturing and commercial operations. Based on a model of sustainable change, the text defines by example the elements of successful Lean management that are often difficult to emulate as well as the more visible features of process management.
Category: Business & Economics