Beyond Lean Production: Emphasizing Speed and Innovation to Beat the Competition
Roger G. Lewandowski
CRC Press, 03-Feb-2014 - 108 pages
It is estimated that U.S. manufacturers are is currently operating at only 65 percent effectiveness in implementing Lean production. Covering the fundamentals needed to be competitive in today’s marketplace, Beyond Lean Production: Emphasizing Speed and Innovation to Beat the Competition provides readers with the tools to help their organizations achieve 100 percent effectiveness in Lean production.
The Perfect Engine: Driving Manufacturing Breakthroughs with the Global Production System
Anand Sharma, Patricia E. Moody
Simon and Schuster, 16-Oct-2001 - 282 pages
In The Perfect Engine, manufacturing experts Anand Sharma and Patricia E. Moody describe for the first time how leading "pull" production pioneers build to order by reducing inventory, decreasing cycle time, minimizing floor space, and eliminating waste.
Drawing on scores of examples and detailed case studies of three leaders in the demand economy field -- Maytag, Pella, and Mercedes-Benz -- Sharma and Moody demonstrate how these companies achieved astonishing results using the pathbreaking LeanSigmaSM Transformation. Combining lean production and quality elements from the famous Six Sigma process, LeanSigma produces annual productivity gains of 15 percent to 20 percent.