SME/AME/Shingo Prize Lean Certification Readings


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To achieve the SME/AME/Shingo Prize Lean Certification, you will be expected to read several books from this list. Be sure to check to be sure you are using the latest version of the document.

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SME/AME/Shingo Prize Lean Certification Readings

  1. 1. RECOMMENDED READING FOR LEAN CERTIFICATION EXAM PREPARATION Version 3.0 February–2008 These are the core reference materials upon which the exams for Lean Certification are based. The exam is an open–book format. You may bring the exam reading books with you when you take your test. Lean Knowledge Certificate & Lean Bronze Certification Recommended Reading Gemba Kaizen: A Commonsense, Low-Cost Approach to Management Masaaki Imai, McGraw-Hill, March 1997, ISBN: 0070314462 Lean Production Simplified: A Plain-Language Guide to the World's Most Powerful Production System, Second Edition Pascal Dennis, Productivity Press Inc, September 2007, ISBN: 9781563273568 *(The previous version of Lean Production Simplified August 2002, ISBN: 1563272628 is also acceptable) Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, Second Edition James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones, Free Press, June 2003, ISBN: 0743249275 Learning to See: Value Stream Mapping to Create Value and Eliminate Muda Mike Rother and John Shook, Lean Enterprise Institute, June 2003, ISBN: 0966784308 Lean Silver Certification Recommended Reading The Lean Design Guidebook: Everything Your Product Development Team Needs to Slash Manufacturing Costs Ronald Mascitelli, Technology Perspectives, June 2004, ISBN: 0966269721 Office Kaizen: Transforming Office Operations into a Strategic Competitive Advantage William Lareau, ASQ Quality Press, July 2002, ISBN: 0873895568 Practical Lean Accounting: A Proven System for Measuring and Managing the Lean Enterprise (Book & CD ROM) Brian H. Maskell and Bruce Baggaley, Productivity Press, December 2003, ISBN: 1563272431 Real Numbers: Management Accounting in a Lean Organization Orest J. Fiume and Jean E. Cunningham, Managing Times Press, March 2003, ISBN: 0972809902 The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles From The World's Greatest Manufacturer Jeffrey Liker, McGraw-Hill, December 2003, ISBN: 0071392319 Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production Taiichi Ohno, Productivity Press Inc, February 1988, ISBN: 0915299143 Lean Gold Certification Recommended Reading Creating a Lean Culture: Tools To Sustain Lean Conversions David Mann, Productivity Press, May 2005, ISBN: 563273225 Lean Solutions: How Companies and Customers Can Create Value and Wealth Together James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones, Free Press, October 2005, ISBN: 0743277783 Lean Transformation: How to Change Your Business into a Lean Enterprise Bruce A. Henderson and Jorge L. Larco, Oaklea Publishing, May 1999, ISBN: 0964660121 Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins, Back Bay Books, October 2000, ISBN: 0316353000 Today & Tomorrow Henry Ford, Productivity Press, Reprinted June 1988, ISBN: 0915299364