At the heart of lean thinking is that businesses must focus on the value that meets the need of the customer. Intrinsic to this is the “value stream” – the series of actions that generate the product. The lean methodology aligns suppliers internal processes and customer requirements in a continuous flow ensuring the customers needs are met.
In the revised edition of Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, authors James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones show the trade secrets at the heart of the now famous Toyota model.
Brining together the key elements of lean such as the value stream, Pull systems and flow. Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation,shows how business can be reengineered focusing on its core values and removing muda (waste).
Content to preach their mission, Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, shares the secrets of the streamlined production process made famous by japans automotive industry and breaks down each of the concepts into easy to understand concepts.
Packed full of case studies and the principles of lean manufacturing this book should be a must for anyone getting to grips with thinking lean, and is a great introduction for those new to the subject. Used correctly lean thinking can unlock your businesses profits and generate a happy customer – Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, is a true eye opener for the unitiated and is a must read for anyone getting to grips with lean.