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    DescriptionBuilding upon the international bestselling "Toyota Way" series of books by Jeffrey Liker, "The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement" looks critically at lean deployments and identifies the root causes of why most of them fail. The book is organized into three major sections outlining: why it is critical to go beyond implementing lean tools and, instead, build a culture of continuous improvement that connects operational excellence to business strategy. Case studies from seven unique industries written from the perspective of the sensei (teacher) who led the lean transformation Lessons about transforming your own vision of an ideal organization into reality Section One: Using the Plan-Do-Check-Adjust (PDCA) methodology, Liker and Franz contrast true PDCA thinking to that of the popular, superficial approach of copying "lean solutions". They describe the importance of developing people and show how the Toyota Way principles support and drive continuous improvement. Explaining how lean systems and processes start with a purpose that provides a true north direction for all activities, they wrap up this section by examining the glaring differences between building a system of people, processes, and problem- solving that is truly lean versus that of simply trying to "lean out" a process. Section Two: This section brings together seven case studies as told by the sensei who led the transformation efforts. The companies range from traditional manufacturers, overhaul and maintenance of submarines, nuclear fuel rod production, health care providers, pathology labs, and product development. Each of these industries is different but the approaches used were remarkably similar. Section Three: Beginning with a composite story describing a company in its early days of lean implementation, this section describes what went right and wrong during the initial implementation efforts. The authors bring to light some of the difficulties the sensei faces, such as bureaucracies, closed-minded mechanical thinking, and the challenges of developing lean coaches who can facilitate real change. They address the question: Which is better, slow and deep organic deployment or fast and broad mechanistic deployment? The answer may surprise you. The book ends with a discussion on how to make continuous improvement a way of life at your company and the role of leadership in any lean transformation. "The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement" is required reading for anyone seeking to transcend his or her tools-based approach and truly embrace a culture of continuous improvement.


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    Title
    The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement
    Subtitle
    Linking Strategy and Operational Excellence to Achieve Superior Performance
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeffrey K. Liker, By (author) James K. Franz, By (author) David Meier
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 233 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 805 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780071477468
    ISBN 10: 0071477462
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    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
    Imprint name
    MCGRAW-HILL Professional
    Publication date
    01 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Jeffrey K. Liker, author of the bestselling The Toyota Way, is professor of industrial and operations engineering at the University of Michigan. His most recent book, Toyota Under Fire, chronicles Toyota's response to the recession and recall crisis. James K. Franz has more than 24 years of manufacturing experience and learned "lean" as a Toyota production engineer in the United States and Japan. He has worked for and consulted with various organizations, including Ford, Bosch, the U.S. Air Force, Exxon Mobil, AMCOR, Hertz, and Applied Materials. He also teaches for the University of Michigan's Center for Professional Development's Lean Certification course.
    Table of contents
    Part 1: Preparation- Building a Foundation for Lean Flow Processes; Chapter1. What is a lean process and why are companies failing at it; Chapter 2. People and Processes Grow Together through PDCA; Chapter 3. Lean Out Processes or Build Lean Systems; Chapter 4. Lean Processes start with a Purpose; Chapter 5. How do you do it. Mechanistic and Organic Lean Deployment; Part 2: Toyota Way Process Principles in Action: Cases; Chapter 6. The Cases that Follow; Chapter 7. A Repetitive Manufacturing Process as a Baseline (CAT-Mitsubishi JV example); Chapter 8. Lean Systems in High Volume, Process-Type Case: Iron Ore Mining; Chapter 9. Developing a Lean System in Defense Remanufacturing; Chapter 10. Developing a Lean Systems in Health Care; Chapter 11. Developing a Lean Systems in Knowledge Work; Chapter 12. Developing an Action Plan for Change; Chapter 13. Verify Results and Make Adjustments; Chapter 14. The Continuous Improvement Cycle