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If you’ve employed consultants and embarked on a Lean transforma-
tion only to find your efforts stall after the consultants leave, this book
will teach you what you must do to stay the course over the long
term. Using a compelling novel format,
Sustainable Lean: The
Story of a Cultural Transformation
illustrates the process of
implementing a sustainable Lean transformation.
The book follows Jim, the plant manager of an electronics firm that
has already seen its first Lean initiative fail. Jim realizes that if he
doesn’t act quickly, his job and the jobs of everyone in the factory
might be in jeopardy. Jim meets a Lean consultant who agrees to help
him implement and sustain a new transformation. Readers follow
along as Jim learns invaluable lessons that help him and his plant see
costs plummet, on-time delivery reach nearly 100 percent, and
defects drop by close to 80 percent.
Using simple terms and an ongoing example, the book demonstrates
how to use top-down metrics to identify strategic and tactical
opportunities for improvement. It describes how to conduct Hoshin
Kanri (strategic policy deployment). It also describes the relationship
between top-down metrics, organizational accountability, the break-
ing down of “stovepipes,” and the concept of “alignment” that comes
about as the result of Hoshin Kanri.
Detailing a data-driven methodology to help you set boundaries for
effective decision making, this book will inspire manufacturers to
achieve world-class production and efficiency standards—one
factory, one business at a time.
Sustainable LEAN
THE STORY OF A CULTURAL TRANSFORMATION
The Story of a Cultural
Transformation
Sustainable
LEAN
Robert B. Camp
A P R O D UCTIV I T Y PRE SS BOOK
S U S TA I NA B LE
L E A N
THE STORY OF A CULTURAL TRANSFORMATION
CAMP
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The Story of a Cultural
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Sustainable
LEAN
Robert B. Camp
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