Reinventing Lean

Introducing Lean Management into the Supply Chain


  • Gerhard Plenert, President, Institute of World Class Management

Most books on Supply Chain Management simply focus on how to move materials and key resources throughout an industrial enterprise. Reinventing Lean shows how SCM can be made “Lean,” leading to much more reliable, cost-effective and competitive Supply Chain Management” (SCM). In this book, the reader will find a collection of management tools that will help to implement Lean principles, and to understand the components of an integrated Supply Chain Management system. Moreover, the book will show that to make Lean SCM effective, both the functional management tools as well as an enterprise-wide cultural readiness are needed in order to lay the groundwork for a World Class Lean Supply Chain.Reinventing Lean will carefully lead engineers and manufacturing managers on how to adopt a cutting-edge Lean Supply Chain strategy. The book will lay out various proven approaches to incorporating Lean and SCM practices, by focusing on the ways in which SCM relates to materials, money, and information movement within the manufacturing environment. And because Reinventing Lean recognizes that a successful Lean SCM system cannot be achieved unless an organization supports team integration and the willingness to adapt to change, it provides not only the technical tools but also methods for changing company cultural factors that can make it all come together for a successful operation.
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Industrial engineers and lean implementation leaders, Reliability Engineers, Maintenance Engineers, Technicians, Mechanical Engineers,Top and middle managers responsible for lean implementation and bottom-line results,Manufacturing, design, and quality engineers


Book information

  • Published: August 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-370517-4

Table of Contents

Part I: Integrating Supply Chain ManagementChapter 1: What is a Supply Chain? Introducing the First Article LabDefining the Supply ChainA Little HistorySummaryChapter 2: What is Supply Chain Management (SCM)? What is ManagementGoalsA ModelA StrategyA Structure, The Managed, The ManagingEducationSummaryChapter 3: What are the tools of SCM?Meeting PPI, Inc.SCM ToolsChapter 4: What are the measures of a successful SCM? The Role and Purpose of MeasuresSome Examples of MeasuresThe Role and Purpose of Control SystemsAn Industry Example – Managing Your Supply Chain Using Event ManagementWhat is the Best Measure for Your Organization?SummaryChapter 5: What does it take to create a World Class Supply Chain Environment?World ClassPart II: Developing a Lean EnvironmentChapter 6: What is Lean? Defining LeanChangeThe FacilitatorLean ToolsHow the Lean Process WorksSummary CommentsChapter 7: What are the Acceptance tools of Lean Management?What is an Acceptance Tool?Some Success StoriesReviewing a Few Examples of Acceptance ToolsWrap-upAppendix 7-A: The JoHari Window Assessment TestAppendix 7-B: The Values System SurveyAppendix 7-C: The PA-PT SurveyAppendix 7-D: The Situational Leadership SurveyChapter 8: What are the Technical tools of Lean Management?What is a Technical Tool?Mapping the ProcessIdentifying ImprovementsSustainmentSome Success StoriesReviewing a Few Additional Examples of the Technical ToolsWrap-upChapter 9: What are the measures of Lean Success?Why are the Lean Improvements So Dramatic?MeasuresSummaryPart III: Creating a Lean Supply Chain Management EnvironmentChapter 10: How to create an integrated World Class Lean SCM environmentHow do the Principles and Goals of Lean and SCM Align?More ExamplesIndustry’s MandateChapter 11: Developing a leading competitive edge using World Class Lean SCMSupply Chain Woes