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TitleThe Lean Book of Lean: A Concise Guide to Lean Management for Life and Business
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Table of Contents
                            The Lean Book of Lean
Contents
Acknowledgements
Preface
1 Introduction to Lean
	The definition of Lean
	Lean – the natural order of living
		The shopping trip
2 The Core Lean Principles
	Be customer demand-driven
	Maximise flow
	Identify and eliminate waste
	Declare war on variation
	Organise your people around outcomes you want
	Equip your people with the right skills
	Clear and simple measures and controls
	Defining your “Ideal State”
	In conclusion
3 More About Flow
	Know your limitations (aka constraints)
		Take good care of your constraint
		Feed meeeeeee!!!
		Keeping going
	The Whack-a-Mole game of constraints
		The dish of the day is…
		And our latest offering is…
		Entropy
		Continuous improvement
		And the moral of all this…
	Some everyday examples of flow – or the lack of it!
		Traffic lights vs. roundabouts
		The DIY enthusiast
		The airport check-in
	In conclusion
4 Lean Enterprise vs. Lean Manufacturing
	Planning vs. execution
	Priorities and decisions
	Supplier relationships
		What can we now provide?
		Getting the best deal
	Support functions
		Finance
		Engineering
		HR
	In conclusion
5 Organising for Lean
	Turning tradition upside down
	Getting ahead in a PCO
	The football team
	Theory vs. reality
	The unfortunate but inevitable consequences
	In conclusion
6 Measuring the Right Stuff and Metrics
	Whats important?
		Individual performance vs. team outcomes
	The balanced scorecard
	Controls
	Decision trees
	In conclusion
7 Lean vs. Six Sigma
	Basis for change
	Incremental vs. transformational
	What comes first, Lean or Six Sigma?
	In conclusion
8 The Lean Mindset
	Its not just about what you know
	Lean critical mass
	Lean leadership
		Discipline
		Leadership vs. management
		Knowing the difference between accountability and responsibility
		Consistency
		Engagement
		Asking the right questions
		Process thinking
		Transparency and visibility
	Certification?
	5S as a foundation for Lean
	In conclusion
9 The Dreaded Business Case!
	Business case, benefits case, case for action, best guess, what?
		The financial justification
		The kick in the backside
		The motivational speech
		Is it worth talking about?
		Getting management bought in
	Some business case bear traps
		The devils in the detail
		Fit for purpose
		Where are the big fish hiding?
		The cherry picker
	In conclusion
10 Keys to Success and Sustainability
	Top reasons for failure
	How to avoid them
		Buy-in at all levels
		Get the fundamentals in place
		Working on the right stuff
		Life doesnt stand still
	In conclusion
11 A Few Key Tools
	Diagnostic tools
		5 Whys
		Value stream mapping
		Root cause analysis
		Voice of the Customer
	Implementation tools
		Standardisation
		“IS–IS NOT” thinking
		Good day vs. bad day
		Kaizen Events
	If you dont have rhythm, you cant dance!
		How it works
	In conclusion
12 A Few Words On Technology
	Whats good, whats not
	Closing the gaps
	In conclusion
13 Getting help
	We are not alone
		Partnering with other companies
		Best practice reference visits
		Forums, blogs and social media
		Institutions
	Dont try this at home!
		Reasons to hire and not to hire a consultant
		Getting the right help
	In conclusion
14 Results, What to Expect and What is Possible
	Financial benefits
		Revenue enhancement
		Cost reduction
		Cash flow
	Non-financial benefits
		Safety
		Job satisfaction
		Environment
		Avoidance of…whatever
	So whats in it for me?
	In conclusion
15 In Conclusion
Appendix – Glossary
Afterword
Index
EULA
                        

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