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Developing Lean Leaders at All Levels

“What is real lean leadership? Dr Liker could not have made it more clear. How do you develop lean leaders at all levels? Read this book and you will never again wonder why you don’t have amazing lean leadership in your organization. Embrace Dr Liker’s crystal clear insight and be prepared for a total leadership transformation.”

Paul Akers, President, FastCap
Author, 2 second Lean & Lean Health

“Lean Thinking has evolved considerably over the past twenty years, which is part of its appeal, and is now emerging as a fully formed leadership and management approach. In this very practical “how to” manual Dr. Liker touches both upon the newest and hottest topics of lean thinking.”

Michael Balle, Co-author of The Gold Mine, The Lean Manager, and Lead with Respect

“Dr. Jeffrey Liker has done it again!  Jeff has leveraged extensive research on Toyota to describe an approach to lean leadership development that will surely stand as a landmark in understanding what it takes to create a successful lean transformation.  The approach described in Developing Lean Leaders at All Levels is presented in a simple, approachable, practical way. The framework and methods Jeff reveals are aligned with today’s best models of leadership, learning, and world class operational excellence.”

Jeff Fuchs, Manufacturing Excellence Award Assessor
The Association for Manufacturing Excellence

Request the BOOK CLUB webinars done by Jeff Liker and George Trachilis. These 8 webinars are meant for self-development as you follow the book, or advance through the online course. Enjoy!

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Principles of Lean Thinking

“This book is a great overview of the basic tools and principles of lean from the viewpoint of a veteran practitioner.”

Jeffrey K. Liker, PhD, Author, The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership

“My organization used the OEM Principles of Lean Thinking online course to gain a basic understanding of the tools of lean manufacturing and achieved initial results. With George’s coaching, that included a 20% reduction in our cost per unit. As a growing $200 million dollar manufacturing business, implementing these principles was not an option if we wanted to continue to improve and grow.”

Robert Maze, Senior Vice President, PTI Group Inc.

“George has been a tremendous resource in helping us understand, implement and sustain Lean.”

Gary Trigg, Vice President, PCL Industrial Management Inc.

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Standard Work is a Verb

“Standard Work is a Verb “is a developed discussion of LEAN from the Standard Work perspective. Much has been written about LEAN Manufacturing but very little includes more than a passing acknowledgment of “standardized work”. Even less discussion of how to use Standard Work exists.

In this book, John Allwood establishes the prominence of Standard Work, linking it historically from Taiichi Ohno’s own hand to its initial introduction to Western manufacturing and into the waiting hands of Bob Pentland. Bob Pentland later became John Allwood’s teacher at Tuthill Pump in Alsip Illinois. Pentland’s comments and anecdotes are included throughout the text. John introduces the tools and skills required to perform Time Observations and write Standard Work for the shop floor and then he connects those tools to A PHYSICAL Continuous Improvement Cycle and explains how the CI cycle can be used as a visual control to manage processes. John then explains how these tools and skills line up into a functional “playbook” with which to approach any new and unknown LEAN situations. John engages in a lot of discussion about the need to create the right environment to let the LEAN tools work in and to create the right culture to support and sustain LEAN improvements. He points out the WANT that must be present to drive transformation and the “what it takes” to fund the project with energy and people.

This book provides a bridge of understanding, complete with real world examples, that will take you from the principle and philosophical notions of “standardized work” clean through to the “fear of change” blasting, physical activities of Ohno’s Standard Work. You will be compelled to get out to your own Gemba and try these tools on for size after reading this book.


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Lean Practitioner's Fieldbook

Introducing the Lean Practitioner concept, the book details the five distinct Lean Practitioner levels and includes quizzes and criteria for each level. It highlights the differences between the kaizen event approach and the Lean system level approach as well as the difference between station balancing and baton zone.

This book takes readers on a journey that begins with an overview of Lean principles and culminates with readers developing professionally through the practice of self-reliance. Providing you with the tools to implement Lean tools in your organization, the book includes discussions and examples that demonstrate how to transition from traditional accounting methods to a Lean accounting system.

The book outlines an integrated, structured approach identified by the acronym BASICS (baseline, analyze, suggest solutions, implement, check, and sustain), which is combined with a proven business strategy to help ensure a successful and sustainable transformation of your organization.



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Succes is een vaardigheid, een wetenschap

• Een burn-out nabij? Breng jezelf terug in balans!
• Een stap-voor-stap proces voor het bepalen en realiseren van persoonlijke en professionele dromen/doelen
• Zelfsturendheid, de menselijke kant van Lean
• ’s Werelds beste methode om iemand tot zijn/haar diepste mogelijkheden te ontwikkelen
• Van medaillewinnaars in sport naar de werkvloer
• Leidinggevenden helpen effectieve coaches te worden

Een gids naar een uiterst succesvol leven!

Vertaald door Jim Lippens

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