Want some insights into “lean” manufacturing? Want to learn from the mistakes made when companies failed in their quest for more efficient manufacturing? Then this is the right book to read.
Author Chris Ortiz, a senior consultant on lean manufacturing, and the owner of Kaizan Assembly, cites several examples of successful and failed industry projects here. Ortiz points out that lean manufacturing is successful only when the individuals running the business are committed and dedicated to this principle.
This 176-page book is full of insightful advice for plant managers, engineering managers, lean managers, and even lean engineers; it’s designed to help them avoid mistakes and achieve truly lean manufacturing goals.
There is also a quick reference and a supplemental material appendix with forms, templates, time study, and tracking sheets—making this book a very handy tool for those seeking the goal of successful lean manufacturing.