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Becoming lean: inside stories of U.S. manufacturers

Author: Liker, Jeffrey K. Publisher: Productivity Press, 1998.Language: EnglishDescription: 535 p. : Graphs/Ill./Photos ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781563271731Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Book Europe Campus
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Print HC2000 .M3 B43 1998
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Available 32419001228802
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Becoming Lean Inside Stories of U.S. Manufacturers Contents Publisher's Message Foreword Acknowledgments ix xiii xvii PART ONE: Lean Manufacturing­Is It Transferrable? 1. Introduction: Bringing Lean Back to the U.S.A. 3 Jeffrey K Liker 2. Bringing the Toyota Production System to the United States: A Personal Perspective 41 71 John Y Shook 3. Japanese Education and Its Role in Kaizen Jennifer Yukiko Orf 4. Lean Manufacturing Practices at Small and MediumSized U.S. Parts Suppliers--Does It Work? 103 Steven F Rasch PART TWO: Case Studies of Implementing Lean 5. Transforming a Plant to Lean in a Large, Traditional Company: Delphi Saginaw Steering Systems, GM 121 Daniel Woolson and Mike A. Husar 6. Making Leather Leaner: The Garden State Tanning Story 161 179 Sean G. Traynor 7. Learning About Lean Systems at Freudenberg-NOK: Where Continuous Improvement Is a Way of Life Joseph C. Day viii CONTENTS 8. The Donnelly Production System: Lean at Grand Haven 201 Jeffrey K Liker and Keith Allman 9. Implementing Lean Manufacturing at Gelman Sciences, Inc. 247 Matthew J. Zayko, Walton M. Hancock, and Douglas J. Broughman 10. Cedar Works: Making the Transition to Lean 303 Bill Costantino 11. Operational Excellence: A Manufacturing Metamorphosis at Western Geophysical Exploration Products 389 Mark E McGovern and Brian J. Andrews PART THREE: Managing the Change Process 12. The Successes' and Failures of Implementing Continuous Improvement Programs: Cases of Seven Automotive Parts Suppliers 409 Thomas Y Choi 13. Lean Production--The Challenge of Multidimensional Change 457 George Koenigsaecker 14. Crossroads: Which Way Will You Turn on the Road to Lean? 477 Mike Rother 15. Conclusion: What We Have Learned About Becoming Lean 497 Jeffrey K Liker Index 519

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