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 Taiichi Ohnos Workplace Management Special 100th Birthday Edition

 

Taiichi Ohnos Workplace Management: Special 100th Birthday Edition

COMMEMORATING THE 100th BIRTHDAY OF TAIICHI OHNO

Businesses worldwide are successfully implementing the Toyota Production System to speed up processes, reduce waste, improve quality, and cut costs. While there is

widespread adoption of TPS, there is still much to be learned about its fundamental principles.

This unique volume delivers a clear, concise overview of the Toyota Production System and kaizen in the very

words of the architect of both of these movements, Taiicho Ohno, published to mark what would have been his 100th

birthday. Filled with insightful new commentary from global quality visionaries, Taiichi Ohno’s Workplace Management is a classic that shows how Toyota managers

were taught to think.

Based on a series of interviews with Ohno himself, this timeless work is a tribute to his genius and to the core

values that have made, and continue to make, Toyota one of the most successful manufacturers in the world.

"Whatever name you may give our system, there are parts of it that are so far removed from generally accepted

ideas (common sense) that if you do it only half way, it can actually make things worse."

"If you are going to do TPS you must do it all the way. You also need to change the way you think. You need to change how you look at things." — Taiichi Ohno

ISBN-13: 9780071808019
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Taiichi Ohno Toyota Product System TPS

 

Taiichi Ohno’s Toyota Production System (TPS)

After World War II, Taiichi Ohno, an engineer at Toyota, began experimenting with the assembly lines at the Japanese firm's automobile factories. His goal was to improve efficiency and catch up with America's Big Three. The result of Ohno's tinkering changed the manufacturing industry forever. Ohno and his managers devised the Toyota Production System, more broadly known as "lean manufacturing," which gave Toyota a huge edge in productivity and quality control. The new system ensured Toyota's position as an industry leader, and its principles were adopted within factories across sectors and countries. This little gem of a book outlines Ohno's quest and provides insights into the crucial process of innovation that are valuable for managers of all types.

ISBN: 978-0915299140
Publisher:  Productivity Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Kaizen in Logistics and Supply Chains

 

Kaizen in Logistics and Supply Chains
by Euclides Coimbra  

CHANGE FOR THE BETTER!

Learn to create world-class logistics and supply chains in any industry using kaizen's seven main principles

At a time when businesses are restructuring to become more competitive, many seek a road map to improve their operations. Kaizen in Logistics and Supply Chains is at the forefront of this journey—and can point you

in the right direction to help your company in implementing innovative production and logistics systems and changing its culture for the better.

ISBN-13: 9780071811040
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Gemba Kaizen A Common Sense Approach to a Continuous Improvement

 

Gemba Kaizen: A Commonsense Approach to a Continuous Improvement Strategy
By Masaaki Imai

The definitive, fully up-to-date guide to continuous improvement in the workplace

"An updated version of a classic book that shares a wealth of new healthcare examples and case studies from around the world. The methods in this book will help you improve quality and safety, reduce waiting times, and improve the long-term financial position of your organization. Highly recommended!" --Mark Graban, author of Lean Hospitals and coauthor of Healthcare Kaizen

"Every business faces the iron triangle of quality, cost, and delivery. Conventional thinking claims you cannot have all three. Not only does Mr. Imai turn that thinking on its head, but he shows you exactly how to do it." -- Matthew E. May, author of The Elegant Solution and The Laws of Subtraction

"Masaaki Imai has done it again. The second edition of his famous book not only describes all the tools necessary for any type of business to implement a lean strategy but also includes a large number of excellent case studies." -- Art Byrne, author of The Lean Turnaround

Written by Masaaki Imai, pioneer of modern business operational excellence and founder of the Kaizen Institute, Gemba Kaizen, Second Edition is an in-depth revision of this renowned, bestselling work. The book reveals how to implement cost-effective, incremental improvements in your most critical business processes. Global case studies from a wide range of industries demonstrate how gemba kaizen has been successfully used to:

Maximize capacity and reduce inventory at Unga Limited, one of Kenya's largest flour-milling operations

Change the IT culture at Achmea, a large European insurance firm

Exceed customer expectations at Walt Disney World in the United States

Improve quality at Inoue Hospital in Japan

Transform retail processes at Sonae MC, Portugal's largest employer

Practice daily kaizen at Tork Ledervin, a weaving plant in Brazil

Stamp out muda at Sunclipse, an industrial packaging distributor in the United States

Manage quality improvement by total workforce involvement at Xuji Group Corporation, an electrical manufacturer in China

Implement gemba kaizen at many other companies worldwide

To thrive in today's competitive global economy, organizations need to operate more effectively and profitably than ever before. Developing problem solvers, increasing productivity, improving quality, and reducing waste are essential success factors. Proven strategies for achieving these goals are included in this pioneering guide.

This comprehensive resource offers detailed coverage of important gemba kaizen topics, including:

Quality, cost, and delivery in the gemba

The five steps of workplace organization

Identifying and eliminating muda--any non-value-adding activity

Visual management

Supervisors' roles in the lean workplace

Gemba managers' roles and accountability in sustaining high performance

Just-in-time and total flow management

The CEO’s role in leading a kaizen culture

The methods presented in Gemba Kaizen, Second Edition reveal that when management focuses on implementing kaizen (incremental, continuous improvement) in the gemba (the worksite) unique opportunities can be discovered for increasing the success and profitability of any organization.

ISBN-13: 9780071790369
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             
 Creating A Kaizen Culture  

Creating a Kaizen Culture: Align the Organization, Achieve Breakthrough Results, and Sustain the Gains 
by Jon Miller, Mike Wroblewski, Jaime Villafuerte

Transforming a culture is far more about emotional growth than technical maturity. Co-written by leaders at the Kaizen Institute, Creating a Kaizen Culture explains how to enable an adaptive, excellent, and sustainable organization by leveraging core kaizen values and the behaviors they generate.

The proven methods presented in this book will dramatically increase your chances of success in implementing a kaizen culture by closing the biggest gaps in the correct understanding of:

  • WHAT KAIZEN CULTURE IS AND WHY WE NEED IT
  • HOW EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE CAN PRACTICE KAIZEN EVERY DAY
  • THE LEADER'S ROLE IN TURNING KAIZEN CULTURE INTO COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Based on more than 50 years of combined experience from experts who have successfully used kaizen to lead real transformation in a wide variety of industries, Creating a Kaizen Culture reveals how to propel rapid and sustainable performance improvement. It provides a detailed and illustrated road map to organized kaizen implementation through kaizen events. Real-world examples demonstrate kaizen culture in action at Toyota, Zappos, Wiremold, and many other companies. Featuring valuable insights from Kaizen Institute leaders, this practical resource covers:

  • WHY WE NEED A KAIZEN CULTURE
  • THE TRUE MEANING OF KAIZEN
  • THE ORIGIN OF THE KAIZEN EVENT
  • KAIZEN AS A STRATEGY IN PRACTICE
  • DAILY KAIZEN
  • SUSTAINING A KAIZEN CULTURE
  • ORGANIZATIONAL READINESS FOR KAIZEN TRANSFORMATION
  • FACING UP TO THE CULTURE MONSTER
  • CASE STUDIES OF REAL-WORLD KAIZEN IMPLEMENTATION IN ORGANIZATIONS OF VARIOUS SIZES AND INDUSTRIES
 
       
             
             
 Kaizen  

Kaizen: The Key To Japan's Competitive Success
by Masaaki Imai

This is the classic book that first introduced the practice and philosophy of kaizen to the world. For the professional manager or student of management, this is a comprehensive handbook of the kaizen management practices that can be put to work. Kaizen uses more than 100 examples in action and 15 corporate case studies to illustrate how total engagement in continuous improvement is essential for long-term success to any organization.   

 

ISBN-13: 9780075543329
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

       
             
             

 The Machine That Changed The World

 

The Machine That Changed The World
by James P. Womack, Daniel T Jones, and Daniel Roos

When The Machine That Changed the World was first published in 1990, Toyota was half the size of General Motors. Today Toyota is passing GM as the world's largest auto maker and is the most consistently successful global enterprise of the past fifty years. This management classic was the first book to reveal Toyota's lean production system that is the basis for its enduring success.

Now reissued with a new Foreword and Afterword, Machine contrasts two fundamentally different business systems — lean versus mass, two very different ways of thinking about how humans work together to create value. Based on the largest and most thorough study ever undertaken of any industry — MIT's five-year, fourteen-country International Motor Vehicle Program — this book describes the entire managerial system of lean production.

Nearly twenty years ago, Womack, Jones, and Roos provided a comprehensive description of the entire lean system. They exhaustively documented its advantages over the mass production model pioneered by General Motors and

ISBN-13: 9780743299794
Publisher: Free Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Lean Thinking

 

Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, Revised and Updated

Expanded, updated, and more relevant than ever, this bestselling business classic by two internationally renowned management analysts describes a business system for the twenty-first century that supersedes the mass production system of Ford, the financial control system of Sloan, and the strategic system of Welch and GE. It is based on the Toyota (lean) model, which combines operational excellence with value-based strategies to produce steady growth through a wide range of economic conditions.

In contrast with the crash-and-burn performance of companies trumpeted by business gurus in the 1990s, the firms profiled in Lean Thinking — from tiny Lantech to midsized Wiremold to niche producer Porsche to gigantic Pratt & Whitney — have kept on keeping on, largely unnoticed, along a steady upward path through the market turbulence and crushed dreams of the early twenty-first century. Meanwhile, the leader in lean thinking — Toyota — has set its sights on leadership of the global motor vehicle industry in this decade.
Instead of constantly reinventing business models, lean thinkers go back to basics by asking what the customer really perceives as value. (It's often not at all what existing organizations and assets would suggest.) The next step is to line up value-creating activities for a specific product along a value stream while eliminating activities (usually the majority) that don't add value. Then the lean thinker creates a flow condition in which the design and the product advance smoothly and rapidly at the pull of the customer (rather than the push of the producer). Finally, as flow and pull are implemented, the lean thinker speeds up the cycle of improvement in pursuit of perfection. The first part of this book describes each of these concepts and makes them come alive with striking examples.

Lean Thinking clearly demonstrates that these simple ideas can breathe new life into any company in any industry in any country. But most managers need guidance on how to make the lean leap in their firm. Part II provides a step-by-step action plan, based on in-depth studies of more than fifty lean companies in a wide range of industries across the world.

Even those readers who believe they have embraced lean thinking will discover in Part III that another dramatic leap is possible by creating an extended lean enterprise for each of their product families that tightly links value-creating activities from raw materials to customer.
In Part IV, an epilogue to the original edition, the story of lean thinking is brought up-to-date with an enhanced action plan based on the experiences of a range of lean firms since the original publication of Lean Thinking.

Lean Thinking
does not provide a new management "program" for the one-minute manager. Instead, it offers a new method of thinking, of being, and, above all, of doing for the serious long-term manager — a method that is changing the world.

Womack and Jones, the authors of The Machine That Changed the World and creators of the "lean enterprise" theory, take leanness to the next step with a focus on what the customer really wants, not what it is possible to get him to accept. This is the management book for the next business generation.

ISBN-10:0743249275

Publisher:Simon & Schuster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 5 Pillars of the Visual Workplace

 

5 Pillars of the Visual Workplace
by Hiroyuki Hirano and  Bruce Talbot (Translator)

Increase Profitability and Decrease Liability with 5S

A criticalyet often overlooked area in the visual workplace is the concept of continuous improvement. In this important work, JIT expert Hiroyuki Hirano introduces his 5S System: Sort, Set In Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain. These steps are designed to improve efficiency, strengthen maintenance, and provide continuous improvement in all facets of a company’s operations. Addressing the skepticism of executives who deride the 5S System for its simplicity, the author, revered for his no-nonsense approach, warns of disastrous consequences for companies that fail to recognize its value; if they cannot successfully implement 5S, there is little hope of integrating large-scale changes such as JIT or re-engineering.

Presented in a thorough, detailed style, 5 Pillars of the Visual Workplace explains why the 5S's are so important,

ISBN: 1563270471
ISBN-13: 9781563270475
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 5S For Operators

 

5S for Operators: 5 Pillars of the Visual WorkPlace
by Hiroyuki Hirano

Hiroyuki Hirano’s five pillars of the visual workplace: sort, set in order, shine, standardize and sustain are the most fundamental and often overlooked aspects in continuous improvement initiatives. Together, these concepts form the framework of the 5S System, a set of principles whose simplicity often betrays its powerful impact on the workplace. So much of the 5S System seems like common sense, that it is astonishing how often such seemingly simple practices are absent in manufacturing operations. That is why Productivity Press is proud to bring you 5S for Operators: 5 Pillars of the Visual Workplace, a hands-on book that explains the principles, rationale and implementation details of the 5S System.

ISBN-13: 9781563271236
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5S for the Office: Organizing the Workplace to Eliminate Waste 
by Thomas Fabrizio and Don Tapping

Although office and administrative activities are usually 60 percent of the production costs in most manufacturing organizations, these areas often get excluded during lean initiatives. To achieve lean, office activities must fully support shop floor manufacturing operations to eliminate waste. The adoption of 5S throughout all office and administrative functions is the first step to increase efficiency.

In 5S for the Office: Organizing the Workplace to Eliminate Waste, Tom Fabrizio and Don Tapping bring the concepts of the 5S System — effective tools for the elimination of waste on the shop floor — into the office environment. The activities at the heart of 5S for the Office (organizing, ordering, cleaning, standardizing, and sustaining all of these) are completely logical. They are the basic rules for managing any effective workplace. However, it is the systematic method with which the 5S system approaches these activities that makes it unique.

ISBN-13: 9781563273186
Publisher: Taylor & Francis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lean For Dummies

 

Lean For Dummies Take charge and engage your enterprise in a Lean transformation
by Natalie J. Sayer and Bruce Williams

Have you thought about using Lean in your business or organization, but are not really sure how to implement it? Or perhaps you're already using Lean, but you need to get up to speed. Lean For Dummies shows you how to do more with less and create an enterprise that embraces change. In plain-English, this friendly guide explores the general overview of Lean, how flow and the value stream works, and the best ways to apply Lean to your enterprise.

ISBN-13: 9781118117569
Publisher: Wiley