In this groundbreaking sequel to The Gold Mine, authors Freddy Ball and Michael Ball present a compelling story that teaches readers the most important lean lesson of all: how to transform themselves and their workers through the discipline of learning the lean system.
The Lean Manager: A Novel of Lean Transformation reveals how individuals can go beyond the short-term gains from tools, and realize a deeper, sustainable path of improvement. Full of human moments that capture the excitement and drama of lean implementation, as well as clear explanations of how tools and systems go hand-in-hand, this book will teach and inspire every person working to make lean a reality in their organization today. This book will help you learn both the how of doing lean, as well as the why behind the tools, enabling you to become lean.
Lean is the most important business model for competitive success today. Yet companies still struggle to sustain enduring and deep-rooted business success from their lean implementation efforts.
The most important problem for these companies is becoming lean: how can they advance beyond realizing isolated gains from deploying lean tools, to fundamentally changing how they operate, think, and learn In other words, how can companies learn to go beyond lean turnaround to achieve lean transformation.
The Lean Manager: A Novel of Lean Transformation, by lean experts Michael and Freddy Ball, addresses this critical problem. As we move from what Jim Womack, author, lean management authority, and LEI founder, calls the era of lean tools to the era of lean management, The Lean Manager gives companies a definitive guide for sustaining their ability to learn and improve operations and financial performance, while continually developing people.
Authors: Ball, Michael and Freddy Ball
Publisher: Lean Enterprise Institute, Inc.