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Going lean : how the best companies apply lean manufacturing principles to shatter uncertainty, drive innovation, and maximize profits

Author: Stephen A Ruffa
Publisher: New York : American Management Association, ©2008.
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Follow the lead of Toyota, Southwest Airlines, and Wal-Mart and embrace "Lean Dynamics" for business success.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ruffa, Stephen A., 1961-
Going lean.
New York : American Management Association, ©2008
(DLC) 2008014102
(OCoLC)221663547
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen A Ruffa
ISBN: 9780814410622 0814410626
OCLC Number: 233823469
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 263 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover --
Copyright --
Table of Contents --
Permissions --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Part I. From Crisis to Excellence --
1 Awash in Chaos! --
2 Shattering the Illusion of Stability --
3 Creating a Roadmap for Change --
4 A New System of Management --
Part II. The Foundational Elements --
5 Leading through Measurement --
6 From Supply Chains to Value Streams --
7 Leveling Process Variation --
8 To Push or to Pull? --
Part III. Implementing Lean Dynamics --
9 A Plan for Action --
10 Structuring the Transformation --
11 Making Lean Dynamics Succeed --
12 Conquering the Crisis --
Appendix: Constructing the Value Curve --
Glossary --
Notes --
Index --
About the Author.
Responsibility: Stephen A. Ruffa.

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