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Beyond the Lean Revolution: Achieving Successful and Sustainable Enterprise Transformation by Jayakanth Srinivasan, Deborah J Nightingale

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CHAPTER–1–Why Enterprise Transformation?

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

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PERHAPS YOU and your company are standing at the edge of the proverbial cliff. Challenges beset you from within and without. The competitive environment is changing. Your R&D organization has an idea that has great promise, but you just can’t find a way to capture the opportunity. Employees are finding it difficult to be heard when they have ideas for making the business run more efficiently. A supplier has advised you about a problem with providing your manufacturing organization what you need, and you can’t figure out where in the business that problem originates. How do you fix something you can’t find?

Or perhaps you and your company are

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