Lean Transformations for Small and Medium Enterprises : Lessons Learned from Italian Businesses Paperback
Lean Transformations for Small and Medium Enterprises: Lessons Learned from Italian Businesses summarizes two decades of research, teaching, and practice on lean thinking. Based on quantitative analysis of 100 cases of Lean transformations and 20 in-depth case studies of successfully transformed SMEs, it explains how to undertake lean transformations that lead to operational and financial performance improvement, and uses the Lean Transformation Framework --conceptualized by John Shook at the Lean Enterprise Institute-as a practical approach to design and de-risk the transformation process. SMEs' leaders wishing to undertake and sustain a lean transformation must: Make a serious and lasting commitment to transform, avoiding the temptation to change course of action; Choose accurately the value streams that require improvement as defined by strategy deployment; Build capabilities to sustain the transformation; Lead by example by going to gemba and creating a culture of respect for people that goes beyond the visible devices and artifacts of Lean tools.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages, 2 Tables, black and white; 5 Illustrations, black and white
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
- Publication Date: 21/11/2016
- Category: Management & management techniques
- ISBN: 9781498773638