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Dennis, Pascal, 1957-
Lean production simplified : a plain language guide to the world's most powerful production system / Pascal Dennis ; with a foreword by John Shook
Alternate Title Plain language guide to the world's most powerful production system
2nd ed
New York : Productivity Press, c2007
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  TS155 .D472 2007    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Production management
Manufacturing processes
Production control
Just-in-time systems
Lean manufacturing
Physical Description xiv, 176 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-165) and index
Contents The birth of lean production. Craft production. The mass production system. The growing dysfunction. The birth of lean production -- The lean production system. Why lean production? Systems and systems thinking. Basic image of lean production. Muda -- Stability. Standards in the lean system. Visual management. The five S system. Total productive maintenance -- Standardized work. Why standardized work? The elements of standardized work. Standardized work and kaizen. The importance of layout -- Just-in-time. why JIT? Flow and pull. Kanban and heijunka. Types of pull systems. Value stream management -- Jidoka. Why jidoka? Using pokayokes. Source inspection. Implementing jidoka -- Involvement. Why involvement? Kaizen circle activity. Practical kaizen training. Suggestion systems. Sustaining involvement -- Hoshin planning. Problems with conventional planning. The hoshin planning system. Creating flow in strategic planning
Summary Lean Production Simplified is a plain language guide to the lean production system written for the practitioner by a practitioner. It delivers a comprehensive insider's view of lean manufacturing. The author helps the reader to grasp the system as a whole and the factors that animate it by organizing the book around an image of a 'house of lean production.' -- Back cover

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