Summary of Going Lean
Copyright © 2008 AMACOM, a division of American Management Association
Looking for the book?
We have the summary! Get the key insights in just 10 minutes.
People and organizations too often find that the very things they did to prepare for emergencies end up making their problems worse. Stephen A. Ruffa shows you how to use the “lean dynamics” approach to track “lag” within your operations and eliminate it before it harms your competitiveness and makes you less adaptable in a crisis. He explains how to determine where lag is hiding and how to root it out. He offers a solid plan for launching lean dynamics and getting everyone on board. Ruffa also explains how to measure and maximize value within the lean dynamics system, and tells you how to stay ahead of the “value curve.” Ruffa writes clearly and illustrates his principles by comparing Toyota and the Detroit automakers, Wal-Mart and Kmart, and Southwest and other major airlines. getAbstract recommends his book to anyone interested in learning about a new approach to business operations.
In this summary, you will learn
- What lean dynamics is;
- What a value curve is; and
- How lean dynamics can help you maintain value, customer focus and stability amid market chaos.
About the Author
Aerospace engineer Stephen A. Ruffa developed the concept of lean dynamics while working for more than a dozen aerospace firms in U.S. Defense Department projects. He is the co-author of Breaking the Cost Barrier, which won the Shingo Prize for excellence in manufacturing research.
Get the key points from this book in 10 minutes.
For your company
We help you build a culture of continuous learning.
Comment on this summary
Customers who read this summary also read
Julian M. Allwood and Jonathan M. Cullen
UIT Cambridge, 2015
Mark C. DeLuzio
Maven House Press, 2015
Prometheus Books, 2015