Graphics Programs Reference
Lean Manufacturing Essentials
This great guide has been developed specifically for small manufacturing businesses that
need a simple, flexible way of implementing Lean Manufacturing ideas relevant to them.
The subject is explained clearly and plainly with minimal jargon. Practical application is
fundamental. The focus is very much on straightforward implementation in the workplace,
so you can quickly obtain benefits in costs, quality and productivity. This has been written
for engineers who simply want to get on. It includes a clear concise description of all the
key, proven tools and techniques (over 15 of them), together with the principles that under-
pin Lean Manufacturing.
Importantly, the guide comes into its own with the 'people' aspects of embedding and sus-
taining a lean culture for small manufacturing businesses. Additionally, helpful guidance is
provided for 'make v buy' decision making, for small businesses looking to make the best
use of resources, funds and capacity, as well as concentrate on what they do best. Also, see
how automation can dramatically improve production processes for small manufacturers.
Key themes covered include:
• Why Lean Manufacturing is commercially essential
• Powerful Lean Tools and Techniques - simply explained and quickly applied
• Lean Leadership: Getting the best out of your people for the long-term
• Make or Buy? Outsourcing considerations for Small Manufacturers
• How Automation can dramatically improve your production processes
• Making it Happen: Lean Manufacturing Action Plan
Lean Manufacturing Essentials works because it distils what the best performers do and sets
out a hands-on, practical way to apply these great ideas in the workplace. Now you and your
small manufacturing business have the opportunity to significantly benefit, by conveniently
applying these powerful techniques on your terms.