Going Lean sets aside the notion that efficient operations and powerful innovations are only possible when business is steady and demand is growing. Instead, companies must learn that sudden shifts or unpredictable conditions need not undermine their results. Led by a new breed of companies aToyota, Wal-Mart, and Southwest Airlinesaa powerful, yet unexpected mindset is reshaping the rules for business competitiveness. By using Lean Dynamics TMabased on the now-famous Toyota Production Systemacompanies everywhere can thrive in virtually any environment. In Going Lean, readers will learn how to: ac become broadly effective in creating and sustaining value ac set a critical foundation for achieving sustained excellence ac identify sources of lag and create robust value streams that thrive in todayas dynamic conditions ac describe the underlying techniques to maintain steady and predictable flow ac create a system based on apull, a or external demand that consistently introduces new innovation even during severe downturns ac strive for perfection ac deliver industry-leading returnsGoing Lean sets aside the notion that efficient operations and powerful innovations are only possible when business is steady and demand is growing.
|Author||:||Stephen A. Ruffa|
|Publisher||:||AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn - 2008-06-30|