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LEAN BOOKS, WEBSITES & BLOGS


BOOKS


Click on the book title to visit the Amazon.com page for description and buying information. 


Entry Level Reading: 


Advanced Level Reading: 


Industry Specific Reading:


Other useful reading:

The Toyota Way Fieldbook by Dr. Jeffrey Liker and David Meier


WEBSITES

ThedaCare - Center for Healthcare Value http://createvalue.org/

They have many valuable resources such as Whitepapers, monthly newsletters, videos and webinars... all for free.

Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) http://www.ame.org/

This is North America’s premier organization for the exchange of knowledge in Organizational Excellence

through the implementation of techniques such as Lean Tools, Leadership, Lean Product Development,

Lean Supply Chain and Lean Accounting. The website offers:

  • ·         Full list of events
  • ·         Lean and other Manufacturing Excellence tools

Greenleaf Center  - http://www.greenleaf.org

The Greenleaf Center is an international non-profit organization headquartered in Indiana.

The Center promotes the understanding and practice of servant leadership. The website offers:

  • ·         Links to conferences and educational events
  • ·         An introduction to "servant leadership"
  • ·         An online store

Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI)  - http://www.lean.org

They have a very simple objective at LEI: They try to describe in plain language the fundamental ideas of lean thinking.

The website has multiple uses, some highlights are:

  • ·         Interactive users forums covering many different topics
  • ·         Extensive knowledge center with topics broken up by Lean tool and/or Industry
  • ·         Education center
  • ·         Store for Lean resources

Society for Manufacturing Engineers (SME)  -  http://www.sme.org

The mission of SME is to acquire and distribute manufacturing knowledge among its members

and the broader manufacturing community.  The website has many functions, some of the key elements are:

  • ·         Professional development courses and certification programs
  • ·         Knowledge center for all kinds of fields
  • ·         Jobs and career locating services
  • ·         Extensive list of industry events

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – http://www.epa.gov/lean/environment/

Showcasing how Lean applies to all types of governmental processes. Be sure to look at:

  • ·         Extensive list under “quick links” for all kinds of Lean thinking that is typically outside the normal thinking, for example “Lean And Chemicals Toolkit”
  • ·         Downloadable tool kits for many environmental topics

Lean for Government http://www.leanforgovernment.com/


BLOGS

Daily Kaizen - http://dailykaizen.org/ - About this blog: “We intend to tell our Lean healthcare stories and reflect with

you about our learning’s.”  However, they often discuss Lean issues not related to healthcare.


Gemba Tales http://kaizenfieldbook.com/marksblog/ - General Lean thinking blog, wide range of topics


Improve With Me - http://passthebuck.wordpress.com/ - Project management and Continuous Improvement focus


Jamie Flinchbaugh - http://jamieflinchbaugh.com/ - Blog on lean culture, transformational leadership, and entrepreneurial excellence


Lean For Everyone - http://www.leanforeveryoneblog.com/ - Focuses on Lean “everywhere” including at home.


Lean Leadership - http://christianpaulsen62.wordpress.com/ - Business management improvement and general Lean focus


Old Lean Dude - http://oldleandude.com/ - A Blog About Understanding TPS and Gaining Its Full Benefits,

brought to you by "The Toast Guy"


Squawk Point - http://www.squawkpoint.com/ - The Squawk Point is about service operations and their ability to

make things far more complicated than they really need to be.


The Think Shack - http://thinkshack.wordpress.com/ - The Think Shack tries to connect Lean thinking to everyday life


Visual Management Blog - http://www.xqa.com.ar/visualmanagement/ - Highlights visual management in

project management and other common settings


Lean.org - http://www.lean.org/common/display/?o=2158 - Sharing Experiences, Learning from Others

VIDEOS

Herman Miller and Toyota

2 second Lean videos: An extensive collection of quick and easy improvements made at Fastcap


Miscellaneous Lean Videos: hundreds of lean manufacturing, six sigma, factory tour, and general business videos


Leading Rockwell Collins’ Lean Transformation  


Introduction to lean six sigma methods: Extensive collection of Lean related videos


Lean Thinking in Healthcare        


Creating Value in a Volatile World            


Lean Manufacturing in Die Shop

 

Bahnhof market              


Japanese way of folding T-shirts


Lean Manufacturing (TPS) One Piece Flow Simulation


Lean Manufacturing on World Business Review


Lean Government City of Cape Coral

 

The famous “Toast” video


Six Sigma.net Videos


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