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Association for Manufacturing Excellence
Lean administration: case studies in leadership and improvement
This first volume of a series covers the implementation of lean to administrative and office applications.
It includes case studies in areas of leadership, organization, training, improving processes, and lean in
HD31 .L3265 2007
Lean assembly: the nuts and bolts of making assembly operations flow
With examples drawn from aerospace, electronics, household appliance, personal products, and
automotive industries, this text covers the engineering of assembly operations.
Working with machines: the nuts and bolts of lean operations with jidoka
This book explains how performance differences that can be observed between factories are due to
the way people use the machines - from the human interfaces of individual machines to the linking of
machines into cells, the management of monuments and common services, autonomation,
maintenance, and production control.
TS183 .B4325 2007
Burton, Terence T
The lean extended enterprise: moving beyond the four walls to value stream excellence
This unique and cutting-edge book discusses how to integrate the total value stream and achieve
success through empowered people and teams, cultural transformation, and an integration of Lean,
Six Sigma, Kaizen, and enabling technologies.
Can a CMMI structured enterprise further improve its capability maturity level using lean software
This thesis discusses how lean software development can use processes based in manufacturing to
improve its productivity and quality and maturity level.
RAH Eng. Seminar C615 2007.
Cunningham, Jean E.
Easier, simpler, faster: systems strategy for lean IT
Case study of lean implementation involving an IT system of a mid-size manufacturer. The book
explains what your company should do in regard to information systems as it implements lean, how to
make IS a partner and how IS will eliminate its own waste.
HD30.2 .C86 2007
Emiliani, M. L.
Better thinking, better results: using the power of lean as a total business solution
This is the first book to document an actual company's lean transformation over a ten-year period. It
presents, in detail, what The Wiremold Company did to achieve its transformation and their results,
both financial and non-financial. The book vividly shows how Wiremold applied lean principles and
practices to the entire enterprise and throughout the value stream. The Wiremold Company achieved
outstanding success in a short period of time by using lean as a comprehensive management system,
rather than as a group of tools. The leadership lessons are invaluable for anyone involved with making
the lean management system come alive in their company.
HD58.9 .E43 2003.
Feld, William M.
Lean manufacturing: tools, techniques, and how to use them
Lean manufacturing allows a company to use half of the amount of labor, manufacturing space,
investment tools, and engineering hours of normal mass production. This book gives the general
manufacturing practitioner a reference guide by which to lead the successful design and deployment of
a lean manufacturing program. The information is geared for operations with 300-500 employees, and
is aimed at the plant manager, project manager or manufacturing manager.
TS155 .F4985 2001
Accelerated product development: combining lean and six sigma for peak performance
Coupling proven concepts of Lean and Six Sigma with engineering processes of product development,
this text's proven strategies and methodologies enable companies to reduce product development
time, reduce product cost, and improve product quality.
Lean strategies for product development: achieving breakthrough performance in bringing products to
Fiore works for a big company adapting Six Sigma methodologies in engineering processes and the
supply chain. He tells a story as an extended case study in applying the lean concepts widely used in
manufacturing and production to product development
HF5415.153 .F4 2003.
Lean manufacturing and discrete event simulation
This paper discusses the use of Discreet Event Simulation in conjunction with a lean manufacturing
approach utilized at UTC Fuel Cells. Using reduced batch sizes works to meet customer demand
instead of maximizing machine utilization. With minimal work in progress quality issues can be
attended to more efficiently.
RAH Eng. Seminar F648 2004
Applying lean principles to an engineering design service system
This thesis is an analysis of a service design system using lean principles. It emphasizes process over
results utilizing electronic project management communications tools.
RAH Eng. Seminar G244 2005.
George, Michael L.
Lean Six Sigma for service: how to use lean speed and Six Sigma Quality to improve services and
The majority of books on Six Sigma and Lean explain only how to implement these techniques in a
manufacturing environment. "Lean Six Sigma for Services" fills the need for a service-based approach,
explaining how companies can cost-effectively translate manufacturing-oriented Lean Six Sigma tools
into the service delivery process.
TS156 .G474 2003
PowerLight Corporation lean manufacturing, PV manufacturing R&D phase I report
This is a report on a project to reduce cost of PowerGuard manufacturing while improving quality. It
utilized world-class lean manufacturing techniques.
Electronic Govt Pubs.
Developing a lean workforce: a guide for human resources, plant managers, and lean coordinators
This book will walk you through a simple, step-by-step method for taking a mass production workforce
- consisting of production associates, team leaders, and area supervisors - and turning it into a lean
thinking workforce with the necessary skills, training, and attitude to march in a new direction...the
direction of lean.
HF5549 .H33818 2007
Hobbs, Dennis P., 1947-
LEAN manufacturing implementation: a complete execution manual for any size manufacturer
This manual illustrates the methodologies that will help you produce higher quality products at a lower
cost with faster response times to result in improved profit margins and increased market share.
The second century: reconnecting customer and value chain through build-to-order: moving beyond
mass and lean production in the auto industry
Looking beyond the dealer, factory and design studio to examine factors that have brought the auto
industry to its current low point, this text discusses products and processes needed to bring about
responsiveness to customer needs through build-to-order.
Junewick, Mary A.
LeanSpeak: the productivity business improvement dictionary
The one-stop, concise dictionary to business lingo.
Kister, Timothy C.
Maintenance planning and scheduling: streamline your organization for a lean environment
Including many examples and templates, this book shows the engineer, in a hands-on way, how to use
planning and scheduling techniques to improve performance, cut costs, and extend the life of their
BackStreet Lean: solutions for the job shop, plant edition
Through the successful application of Lean in the job shop, a group of world-class plants share their
best practices and numerous photos from their shops.
Improving service delivery in government with Lean Six Sigma
Lean Six Sigma combines Lean and Six Sigma, such as customer satisfaction, continuous
improvement, root causes and employee involvement emphasizing a high degree of training from
upper management to the shop floor.
JF1525.Q3 M35 2007.
Lean software strategies: proven techniques for managers and developers
Written for software engineers, developers, and leaders who need help creating lean software
processes and executing genuinely lean projects, this book shows how the most advanced concepts
of lean production can be applied to software development.
Morgan, James M. and Liker, Jeffrey K.
The Toyota Product Development System: Integrating People, Process, and Technology
By comparing and contrasting the world-class product development process of Toyota with that of a
U.S. competitor, this book analyzes the effective product development methodology that has made
Toyota the most forward-thinking company in the industry.
Creating lean corporations: reengineering from the bottom up to eliminate waste
This book uses a bottom-up approach in which the employees who perform the tasks are empowered
to create and manage their own portions of the business process. Each task is defined using a task
model that shows the input-output relationships between tasks and their sequence. This approach is
essential for creating and improving business processes that are large and complex but still efficient.
HD58.87 .M67 2005.
Lean enterprise value: insights from MIT's Lean Aerospace Initiative
This book arises from the Lean Aerospace Initiative at MIT and provides a new agenda and vision for
the aerospace industry to take it out of crisis. It also redefines and develops the concept of Lean as a
framework for enterprise transformation.
The LEAN assessment for job shops and small manufacturers, plant edition
This unique tool book will provide your organization with a self-administering course of action that
leads to necessary cost reductions required by customers.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The lean and environment toolkit: identify and eliminate waste, reduce business costs and risk;
improve environmental results.
The EPA’s intent in developing this toolkit is to enable Lean practitioners to improve both their
business performance and their environmental performance by identifying and eliminating
environmental wastes at their organizations. The toolkit offers practical strategies and tools for
integrating environmental considerations into Lean initiatives in ways that support Lean’s focus on the
elimination of waste and non-value added activity.
Vatalaro, James C.
Implementing a mixed model Kanban system: the lean replenishment technique for pull production
Addressing the need for kanban implementation guidance, this is a comprehensive, in-depth guide to
implementing a kanban within the value stream. The book carefully explains each component of a
kanban system within the context of pull production.
Wincel, Jeffrey P.
Lean supply chain management: a handbook for strategic procurement
Wincel (Donnelly Corporation) shows how to integrate lean initiative tools with supply chain
management techniques to develop an overall company strategy that achieves sustained cost and
profit improvements. Two separate sections propose a process for making radical changes in
companies experiencing financial crisis, and an integrated supply chain management plan for
companies under normal conditions that is based on a balanced approach to cost, quality, delivery,
HD38.5 .W56 2004.
Womack, James P.
Lean solutions: how companies and customers can create value and wealth together
The authors establish the groundbreaking principles of lean consumption, showing companies how to
eliminate inefficiency during consumption. Lean Solutions will inspire managers to take the first steps
toward perfecting their company's process of giving consumers what they really want.
HF5415.5 .W66 2005