Creating a Lean Culture: Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions, Third Edition

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2006 SHINGO PRIZE for EXCELLENCE in MANUFACTURING RESEARCH

The new edition of this Shingo Prize-winning bestseller provides critical insights and approaches to make any Lean transformation an ongoing success. It shows you how to implement a sustainable, successful transformation by developing a culture that has your stakeholders throughout the organizational chart involved and invested in the outcome. It teaches you how to successfully navigate the politics in cross-functional process improvement projects, and to engage executives in ways that are personally meaningful to them. If you are a leader at any level in an organization undergoing or considering a Lean transformation, this is where you should start and finish and start again.

Praise for the First Edition of the Shingo Prize Winning International Bestseller. . .
An excellent review of one of the most common implementation issues in a lean transformation -- the essential day to day work practices of team leaders/supervisors/value stream managers that enable the lean system.
-- George Koenigsaecker, President, Lean Investments, LLC


The purpose of lean systems is to make problems glaringly obvious. If implementation does not include standard leadership and cultural support systems to constantly address problems, the point of the system is missed. Many books address lean tools and initial conversion, but if you want the system to stick, read David's book.
--Robert (Doc) Hall, Editor-In-Chief, Target, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

Mann's book is an excellent start toward Lean Leadership as 'process-dependent' rather than 'person-dependent' in style.
--Ross E. Robson, Executive Director, Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing


Now empowered with 10 more years of accumulated knowledge and experience, David Mann's seminal work:

  • Contains new chapter on engaging executives in Lean initiatives
  • Includes 21 new case studies
  • Presents new examples from the healthcare and process industries
  • Includes additional gemba worksheets for learning and teaching Lean
  • Provides expanded coverage of Lean applications in complex cross functional value stream process improvement projects



ISBN# 9781482243239
Author: David Mann
Published: October 21, 2014
Pages: Approx. 407
Binding: Paperback

Item#: 70B7003TE

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