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In his latest offering, John Davis tackles the human side of a lean initiative -- cultivating a lean culture and gaining employee buy-in. How managers deal with these issues will ultimately determine their success.Leading the Lean Initiative: Straight Talk on Cultivating Support and Buy-in shows you how to lead a ...
Leading the Lean Initiative: Straight Talk on Cultivating Support and Buy-in
In his latest offering, John Davis tackles the human side of a lean initiative -- cultivating a lean culture and gaining employee buy-in. How managers deal with these issues will ultimately determine their success.Leading the Lean Initiative: Straight Talk on Cultivating Support and Buy-in shows you how to lead a lean effort and effectively manage change. It is a practical manual for the new manager. Though directed at plant managers, and specifically those new to their jobs, this book benefits anyone taking on a leadership role. Davis provides complete direction on the crucial first steps and advise on competently responding to the unknown and unexpected. In addition the book covers how to: Gain the respect and active support of the workforce. Work effectively with unions and customers. Create a culture for change. Actively seek out key people in your organization. Diplomatically buck the system. Extend lean to the entire enterprise. Develop and effectively earmark your plan for operation. Cultivate a winning relationship with your boss. Deal with major setbacks in business conditions.Throughout the text, Davis weaves the story of Jim Warring, a plant manager who is new to the job, detailing his frustrations, challenges, and accomplishments, and how he handles the daily responsibilities of a plant manager. At the end of each chapter, Davis rates Warring on how he performed in his role as plant manager and as a leader of the plant's lean initiative by presenting The Warring Scorecard. Davis points out where he succeeded, and where he made some serious mistakes. Leading the Lean Initiative: Straight Talk on Cultivating Support and Buy-in, is a valuable resource or all managers in any industry. This book will show you how to effectively lead in your organization and how to cultivate a cooperative environment.
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Manufacturing in the United States is currently undergoing a major transition. Most manufacturers still do not see that their enemy is not the competition but rather their own outdated system of production. Batch, or mass, manufacturing is still the preferred system of production for most U.S.-based industry. To survive and ...
Fast Track to Waste-Free Manufacturing: Straight Talk from a Plant Manager
Manufacturing in the United States is currently undergoing a major transition. Most manufacturers still do not see that their enemy is not the competition but rather their own outdated system of production. Batch, or mass, manufacturing is still the preferred system of production for most U.S.-based industry. To survive and become globally competitive, manufacturers will have to put aside old paradigms and completely change their existing system of production. In Fast Track, John Davis details a new and proven system called Waste-Free Manufacturing (WFM) that rapidly deploys the lean process.Drawing from more than 30 years of manufacturing experience, John Davis gives you tools and techniques for eliminating anything that does not add value. WFM is a proven process that the author has successfully implemented. He shares his own experiences in guiding manufacturers through this process. Davis fully details the journey of a factory that moved from mass to waste-free manufacturing in a matter of 24 months. Wall Street analysts have nationally recognized this proven process, Waste-Free Manufacturing (WFM), as an effective manufacturing model. With a case study and strategies that work, Fast Track will provide you with the principles and methodology for WFM and a road map for its implementation. If you are a plant manager, foreman, supervisor, or executive who wants to quickly transform you factory into a world class manufacturer, Mr. Davis' WFM methodology is must reading. John W. Davis is also the author of Leading the Lean Initiative (Productivity Press, 2001). He developed his WFM methodology while Manufacturer Strategic Planner at Carrier Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies. This audio version is an abridgement of the original hardcover edition, which is also available from Productivity Press.
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