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  • #34282

    TF
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    Can someone recommend the best LEAN books than have good pratical examples and case studies to be used to teach students

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    #94195

    kadir uskup
    Participant

    One of the best is “Learning to See” by Mike Rother and John Shook and foreword by Jim Womack and Dan Jones. Search http://www.lean.org

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    #104943

    Nina
    Participant

    Hello Mr. Uskup, please get in touch with me on +44 7966 689572 re six sigma questions.
    Thank you!

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    #104944

    Anonymous
    Guest

    TF,
    You should be aware that Lean is not the same as the Toyota Production System.
    To undestand TPS you need to understand ‘going backwards in order to go forward.’
    It would appear that Mr. Womach missed the obvious because it wasn’t hidden.
    Cheers,
    Andy

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    #104948

    Thomas C. Trible
    Member

    TF:
    I recommend the following two books:
    McCormack, R. A. (2002). Lean machines: Learning from the leaders of the next industrial revolution.  Annandale, VA: Publishers & Producers.
     
    Liker, J. K. (Ed.). (1998). Becoming lean: Inside stories of U.S. manufactures.  Portland, OR: Productivity Press.
    McCormack’s book has many excellent examples.  You may not be able find an inexpensive used copy, however.
    TC Trible

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    #104949

    Jansen
    Participant

    For a product design related case study,  I would recommend “Product Development for the Lean Enterprise” by Michael N. Kennedy.

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    #104956

    EdG
    Participant

    One book that I enjoyed was Lean Production Simplified: The Nuts and Bolts of Making Assembly Operations Flow by Pascal Dennis (A ton of information, and the tie-in between chapters was good).
    Another book that I have had recommended to me (I haven’t been able to get a copy yet) is The Toyota Way: Fourteen Management Principles from the World’s Greatest Manufacturer by Jeffrey Liker (he wrote the book recommended by another poster, Becoming Lean ).Gook luck, hope that this helps.

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    #104959

    Mike Carnell
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    TF,
    I wouldn’t worry to much about the differences of Lean and TPS, or even TOC for that matter (no offense meant Andy). Nobody is going to ask.
    Read the basics: Lean Thinking by Womack; The Toyota Production System by Monden; The Goal by Goldratt
    That will give you a pretty solid foundation then you can make your own judgement on the other stuff.
    Good luck.

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    #104978

    Anonymous
    Guest

    No offense taken Mike, I merely tried to make the point that Mean with an L is not the same as TPS. This is adequately explained in Kennedy’s book:
    structured vs knowledge base …..
    As Shigeo Shingo wrote: ‘knowing why is more important than knowing how.’
    TPS is characteristed by:
    One by one confirmation vs ‘natural process variation’
    100% Jidoka inspection vs 0% inspection
    Backwards flow of cards vs forward flow of parts, etc.
    I felt that some readers might like to reflect on the Taoism inherent in TPS.
    Cheers,
    Andy
     
     

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    #104979

    Peppe
    Participant

    Andy, I agree with you. We moved from lean, introduced years ago, to one by one confirmation, obtaining good improvements.
    Tests are modified (reduced or increased) during the production/lifecicle based on production and field results, so at least you have in place only the necessary tests (Value add with dinamic approach).
    Rgs,  Peppe
     

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    #104982

    Anonymous
    Guest

    Peppe,
    Please consider publishing your results … perhaps on this website.
    Best wishes,
    Andy
    PS: I’m interested in other quality complements such as:
    Lending vs Risk
    If western governments keep raising interest rates to keep down borrowing, it’s going to destroy manufacturing in the west.

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    #105016

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    Andy,
    The only thing I wanted them to see was that with three books which are relatively easy to read they can have a pretty good platform to understand and determine the value vs window dressing that you get from the other books.
    I ran into a quote the other day (not as famous as Shingo): In a fight between memory and vision – memory usually wins.
    Taoism – you are way to deep for me. My harmony with nature comes from a beach, a sunset, a hammock and some Havana Club Rum.
    Saludos,
    Mike

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    #105040

    Anonymous
    Guest

    Mike,
    You should try some Pussar’s rum, then you’ll really have to rely on memory :-)
    Cheers,
    Andy

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    #105064

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    Andy,
    I try some – thanks.
    Regards,
    Mike

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    #105118

    Peppe
    Participant

    Andy, I haven’t permission to publish company documents, so I’ll try to send you off line an overview of process.
    I agree on your view, but I read on FT that UK government had a plan to reduce manufacturing in UK and moving the effort on financial area.
    Just to give you an example of this, I see company move in the East the manufacturing activity on products where the cost of material is 87% and manpower cost just 13%, and the justification was “cost reduction of products”. It was incomprehensible, for me.
    It is just a “way to think” (typically financial people), that cost reduction can be obtained to move production in country with very low manpower cost. Many japanese company teach different, coming in EU or US for manufacturing.
    Rgs, Peppe

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    #105145

    Anonymous
    Guest

    Peppe,
    I have no problem with the concept of ‘the market’ or ‘supply and demand’ – but the price I pay for certain ‘brands’ have been targeted to where I live and are much lower in other countries.
    Best wishes,
    Andy

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