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Learning about Lean

Learning about Lean

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Does anyone know of any good books to get me started with getting my head around Lean Manufacturing Theory?

Thanks in advance.

RE: Learning about Lean

"The Toyota Way" was a good and easy read for me.

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RE: Learning about Lean

see www.lean.org and they have a variety of good beginner & advanced books

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RE: Learning about Lean

The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox

It is anecdotal but very informative and will prepare you for books that deal with application.

RE: Learning about Lean

Hello jbwick,

Yes, I forgot about that one. What an excellent book. Who said novels can't be educational?

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RE: Learning about Lean

ProductivityPress.com is an entire web-site pretty much devoted to Lean.  They sell a number of books.  Personally, I thought the Toyota Way was the easiest read of the Lean books I have read so far.  Most are pretty dry but worth the time.

RE: Learning about Lean

We are currently carrying out a KANBAN trial on one of our product lines and I found that by researching this and 5S techniques they work really well together and are an easy intro to a full Lean System.

Plenty of articles online - www.strategosinc.com/kanban_1.htm

RE: Learning about Lean

Toyota Production System-Beyond Large Scale Production
By the father of TPS - Taiichi Ohno

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