Perspectives in Business Culture

Lean Organization: from the Tools of the Toyota Production System to Lean Office

Authors: Chiarini, Andrea

  • Explains how to implement lean thinking inside both manufacturing and service industries
  • Describes and explains a variety of methods and tools
  • Includes case study material based on real consultancy experiences
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About this book

Lean Organization for Excellence describes the right way to implement lean thinking inside both manufacturing and service industries. After explaining the origins of the concept and discussing 'wastes' and value added, the book aims to set out a precise path of action. To this end, the so-called Hoshin Kanri method of defining business objectives and targets is explained, and a Value Stream Mapping tool that serves to identify all wastes is described. Subsequent chapters cover each of the TPS (Toyota Production System) tools, from 5S to SMED, and special attention is devoted to the Ducati case study, in which tools such as 5S and Kanban are applied. Lean metrics and the innovative Value Stream Accounting are discussed, and the closing chapter focuses on Lean Office for the service industry. Each chapter includes illustrations and tables relating to practical cases concerning the subject under consideration, based on real consultancy experiences.

About the authors

Andrea Chiarini is Managing Director at Chiarini & Associates, a European consulting firm specialized in Lean Six Sigma and Visiting Professor at University of Ferrara, Italy.
He earned a PhD and a Master of Arts from Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He also earned a Master Degree in Electronic Engineering and a Diploma in Business Administration from Bologna University, Italy.
He is a Senior Member of American Society for Quality.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • From Mass Production to the Lean Six Sigma

    Chiarini, Andrea

    Pages 1-13

  • The Seven Wastes of Lean Organization

    Chiarini, Andrea

    Pages 15-30

  • Using Value Stream Mapping to Visualize Value Added

    Chiarini, Andrea

    Pages 31-49

  • Strategic Planning: Hoshin Kanri

    Chiarini, Andrea

    Pages 51-62

  • Kaizen Workshops and How to Run Them

    Chiarini, Andrea

    Pages 63-80

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eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-88-470-2509-7
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-88-470-5597-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lean Organization: from the Tools of the Toyota Production System to Lean Office
Authors
Series Title
Perspectives in Business Culture
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Italia
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-2510-3
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-2510-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-88-470-2509-7
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-5597-1
Series ISSN
2280-1464
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 168
Topics