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The Toyota Production System
Taiichi Ohno 1978  

Productivity Press

ISBN 0 915299 14 3  

This is a must read for any serious Lean Thinker. A great insight into the formation of the Toyota production system with historical and social context.

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5 Light Reading

Practical Advice

0

Breakthrough Ideas

3

Techniques and Tools

1

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The Machine that changed the world
James P. Womack, Daniel T. Jones and Daniel Roos 
1990

 

Rawson Associates

 

ISBN 0 89256 350 8

 

This book contains all the seeds of the Lean Production Ideas. A must for the serious Lean Practitioner. This is the most influential book on the subject. However it needs a great deal of study and deep understanding to transfer the ideas from manufacturing to services.  

 

Acknowledgements: I would like to thank Dan Jones and Jim Womack for providing both encouragement and mentoring in the difficult journey to transfer lean ideas from manufacturing to services. They provided practical and generous support to me through speaking events, articles and references in their book, Lean Solutions.

 

Leadership/Inspiration

4 Heavy reading and study required

Practical Advice

2

Breakthrough Ideas

5

Techniques and Tools

2

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Lean Thinking

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Lean Thinking
James P. Womack, Daniel T. Jones.
1996

 

Simon and Schuster

 

ISBN 0 684 81035 2

 

A logical follow up to The machine that changed the world. The Lean ideas have been crystallised into principles with plenty of examples on how to put things into practice. Still focused on Manufacturing.  

Leadership/Inspiration

4      Medium Weight Reading

Practical Advice

3

Breakthrough Ideas

5

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Profit Beyond Measure

 

H. Thomas Johnson. Anders Broms 2000

 

Nicholas Brealey Publishing

 

ISBN 1 85788 268 7

 

I can’t rate this book highly enough,  demonstrates the link between thinking, measuring the means and bottom line success. Drop this into your CFO’s Christmas stocking.

 

I meet Thomas Johnson at a speaking event, he is a charming and generous man. We had a good discussion about Lean.

Leadership/Inspiration

5  Moderate Study required

Practical Advice

2

Breakthrough Ideas

4

Techniques and Tools

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Lean Enterprise Value: Insights from MIT’s Lean Aerospace Initiative

 

Earll M. Murman, Tom Allen, 

 

Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld              2002

 

Palgrave Macmillan

 

ISBN: 0333976975

 

I enjoyed reading this, practical advice, application of lean ideas into the aerospace industry. Compares lean to other change methods. The ideas can be applied to any industry. Outlines how to create a lean enterprise in highly complex production environments.

 

Personal Acknowledgement: I would like to thank Joel for providing thought leadership and access to academic thinking at MIT Boston. And promoting the Sense and Respond concepts within both academic and business circles.

 

Leadership/Inspiration

5 Medium Study Level

Practical Advice

3

Breakthrough Ideas

3

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Transforming Strategy into Success: How to Implement a Lean Management System
George Shinkle,  Mike Smith
2004

 


Productive Publications

ISBN:  1563272997

 

It is not often I come across a book that has something new to say on the subject of Lean and change strategy. The fact that this book is in the Influential section rather than the normal book review is testimony to the depth of practical ideas contained within its pages.

 

This is a practical, usable and insightful book on the subject of creating a lean enterprise. Its simply the best book on lean strategy and deployment you can buy. I keep this book close at hand. I absolutely love this book.

 

Leadership/Inspiration

5

Practical Advice

5

Breakthrough Ideas

2

Techniques and Tools

5

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