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Lean is a proven system for eliminating waste and cutting costs in production and management. Unfortunately, say MIT professor Deborah J. Nightingale and research scientist Jayakanth Srinivasan, the current “lean paradigm” is only a halfway measure for improving your enterprise in a meaningful way. They discuss their “beyond lean” program – already in use at 75 organizations – as a way to surpass expense reduction and transform an entire enterprise. The authors offer solid information, though it is sometimes repetitive and tangled in maddeningly complex, convoluted sentences. Nevertheless, these brilliant technical professionals do their best to explain abstruse points about an arcane subject. getAbstract recommends this sophisticated, substantive treatise to senior leaders looking to update their approach to lean strategies and institute meaningful, cost-saving change.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why most lean programs fail,
  • What seven principles govern enterprise transformation,
  • How to assess your firm’s present status and
  • Where to focus your change efforts.
 

About the Authors

Professor Deborah J. Nightingale directs MIT’s Center for Technology, Policy and Industrial Development. Jayakanth Srinivasan is a research scientist at its Lean Advancement Initiative.

 

Summary

Change Seldom Comes Easy
Numerous triggers could spark your organization’s change initiative: new competitive pressures; an exciting research and development project; or a significant manufacturing problem, the origins of which you cannot identify. Or maybe your employees have become disgruntled...

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