February 23, 2014

Lean Thinking - James Womack and Daniel Jones - Book Summary


A presentation done by Dr. K.V.S.S. Narayana Rao on Lean Management

James Womack and Daniel Jones were involved in the MIT Project that came out with the book "The Machine that Changed the World." They further elaborated their ideas on lean enterprise in the book "Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation."

Essential Background Reading to Understand Lean Thinking

Toyota Production System - Origin and Development - Taiichi Ohno

Taiichi Ohno on Industrial Engineering - Toyota Style Industrial Engineering

The Machine That Changed the World - Book Summary and Excerpts  1990



Lean Thinking - Book Summary


They proposed five lean principles and wrote one chapter on each principle

Five Principles of Lean - Womack and Jones


1. Value
2. Value Stream
3. Flow
4. Pull
5. Perfection

Case Studies on Lean Transformations

6. The Lean Revolution in Lantech
7. The Lean Revolution in Wiremold

Lean Thinking - Further Development



Professor Peter Hines, who worked with Daniel Jones, says that the five are not sufficient and proposed 8 principles

8 Principles Proposed by Professor Peter Hines

Purpose
Process
People
Pull
Prevention
Partnering
Planet
Perfection
http://www.atem.org.au/uploads/publications/-The_Principles_of_The_Lean_Business_System.pdf



Lean Thinking - Bibliography




http://www.atem.org.au/uploads/publications/-The_Principles_of_The_Lean_Business_System.pdf

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/engineering-systems-division/esd-60-lean-six-sigma-processes-summer-2004/lecture-notes/1_1leanthinking.pdf

Peter Hines, Matthias Holweg, Nick Rich, (2004) "Learning to evolve: A review of contemporary lean thinking", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 24 Iss: 10, pp.994 - 1011
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=849566&

The genealogy of lean production
Matthias Holweg
2007/3/31
Journal of Operations Management, Volume 25, Issue 2, Pages 420-437


Lean distribution: concepts, contributions, conflicts
Andreas Reichhart, Matthias Holweg
2007/8/15
International Journal of Production Research, Volume 45, Issue 16, Pages 3699-3722

The lean toolbox: The essential guide to lean transformation
John Bicheno, Matthias Holweg
2009
Publisher: Production and Inventory Control, Systems and Industrial Engineering (PICSIE) Books

2013
Rania A.M. Shamah, (2013) "Measuring and building lean thinking for value creation in supply chains", International Journal of Lean Six Sigma, Vol. 4 Iss: 1, pp.17 - 35
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=17084276


The role of Lean thinking in increasing resource efficiency in the UK food and drink supply chain
September 2013
http://www.oakdenehollins.co.uk/media/270/11668_20131114RevisedLeanresearchreport-DEFR01270FO0425_from_defra_website.pdf

A Conceptual Model of Lean Manufacturing Dimensions
Procedia Technology
Volume 11, 2013, Pages 1292–1298
4th International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2013
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212017313004817

Applying Lean Thinking to Software Development
Steven Peeters on Dec 05, 2013
http://www.infoq.com/articles/applying-lean-thinking-to-software-development

Principles of Lean Thinking - International Certificate Course - South Australia  Brochure
http://www.unisa.edu.au/Global/business/school/strategic/docs/education-programs/lean-management/Lean%20Thinking%202014%20print.pdf

2014
Lean Awareness 1 Day Workshops in  Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane in 2014
Brochure
http://www.sapartners.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Lean-Awareness-generic-brochure.pdf

Association for Manufacturing Excellence - Training Brochure
http://www.ame.org/sites/default/files/SW%20Region%20Newsletter%20February%202014.pdf

Article-McKinsey Quarterly - Next frontiers for lean - February 2014
http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/manufacturing/next_frontiers_for_lean

Article- McKinsey Quarterly Lean at Amazon
http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/operations/when_toyota_met_e-commerce_lean_at_amazon

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