ABSTRACT

Created by Lean practitioners with real-world, results-proven track records, this book is designed to help struggling managers and leaders, interested in the benefits of Lean but bereft of budgets to hire full-time consultants, start substantial change in their enterprises and begin to reap the benefits of Lean.

At once a how-to manual and a strategic management guide, the book lays out, in simple English, all the steps for implementing Lean, from formulating a strategy and managing organizational change, to establishing a kanban-driven, level-loaded production system.

Presenting strategies that will fit in most existing budgets, Lean for the Cash-Strapped Leader: The Path to Growth and Profitability uses easy-to-read language with flashes of humor to reveal proven methods that will help your organization initiate change and begin reaping the rewards of a Lean operations system in any industry.

The book avoids acronyms, complex Lean terminology, and academic froth to convey the essential instructions, detail, and information you need. Identifying powerful methods for initiating a Lean value stream that require minimal investment, the book is designed to help owners of small businesses and senior managers of larger ones make their enterprises more efficient, more productive, and ultimately more profitable.

Along the way, the book gives detailed attention to the need for the "soft message" that underwrites and supports the actions required for a business to achieve the transformation that Lean can bring. Lean for the Cash-Strapped Leader emphasizes the messaging and the degree of management involvement required to achieve a successful Lean result.

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chapter 2|11 pages

A Different Way of Thinking

chapter 3|12 pages

Rationalizing the Inventory

chapter 4|10 pages

Kanban Signals

chapter 5|12 pages

Deriving Dependent Demand for Kanban

chapter 7|12 pages

Creating the Future State Process Map

chapter 9|12 pages

Kanbans and Heijunkas

chapter 10|12 pages

Continuous Improvement, the Kaizen Event

chapter 11|16 pages

Beginning the Kaizen and Documenting Reality

chapter 12|14 pages

The Percent-Loading Chart

chapter 13|16 pages

Using the Percent-Loading Chart

chapter 14|14 pages

Dependent-Demand Manufacturing Kanbans

chapter 17|8 pages

Competition and Continuous Improvement