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Book details
  • Genre:BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SubGenre:Management
  • Language:English
  • Pages:350
  • eBook ISBN:9781543956290

Becoming a Lean Savant

by Gary Conner View author's profile page

Overview
Having consulted for over thirty years, and facilitating more than 1500 project, with manufacturers in virtually every industry as well as non-manufacturing service providers and governmental agencies, I have gained countless experiences which I hope to share with other continuous improvement disciples. This text represents my efforts to document an easy to understand, comprehensive and practical tool for those seeking to advance their organizations toward the goal of Operational Excellence. In this text I attempt to answer the questions; Why, What, When, Who, Where and How to adopt and adapt tools and techniques perfected over the last one hundred years.
Description
Let me say right off, that I do not consider myself a lean savant (at least not yet). Like many readers of this text, I am on a personal journey to become the best I can be at applying the many tools and techniques discovered and perfected over the past one hundred years, beginning with Henry Ford. Having spent thirty years consulting to over 350 companies and facilitating more than 1500 project across the US and Canada, I have had the privilege of working with manufacturers in virtually every industry along with many non-manufacturing service providers and even governmental agencies; teaching them how to adopt and adapt elements of the Toyota Production System. It has been a remarkable journey, and having been twice awarded the coveted Shingo Prize (named after famed Toyota Engineer Shigeo Shingo) for books written in 2001 and 2016, has been a very rewarding and humbling experience. This text represents my efforts to document an easy to understand, comprehensive and practical tool for those seeking to advance their organizations toward their vision of Operational Excellence. In this text I attempt to answer the questions; Why, What, When, Who, Where and How organizations of every size and description can apply lean principles. I have provided over 100 graphics, examples, case studies, samples and exercises to assist continuous improvement disciples on their person journey to become a lean savant.
About the author

Author, Consultant, College Instructor and Two Time Shingo Prize Recipient Gary Conner has written numerous texts related to operational excellence. This text provides comprehensive and practical answers to Why, What, When, Who, Where and How organizations of all sizes and descriptions can apply the tools of continuous improvement.

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