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What Did  You Call Me? The bright yellow book is at it again. Since 1991, the For Dummies brand has published more than 250 million books in over 1800 titles. Millions and millions of people from around the world have sought out the basics to their interests on anything ranging from religion to fantasy football. […]

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The bright yellow book is at it again. Since 1991, the For Dummies brand has published more than 250 million books in over 1800 titles. Millions and millions of people from around the world have sought out the basics to their interests on anything ranging from religion to fantasy football. While there have been a few “what the …” titles (see below), the latest version of Lean For Dummies by Natalie J. Sayer and Bruce Williams is a must for any Lean bookshelf.

The second edition was released in 2012 and is full of updated content for anyone trying to wrap their head around Lean. Updates to the current edition include the latest tools, advice and information that can be used by everyone — from major corporations to small businesses, from non-profits and hospitals to manufacturers and service corporations.

Other key additions to the latest edition include:

  • Successes and failures of early lean pioneers including Toyota
  • The latest on the Six Sigma and Lean Movements
  • Five real-life case studies
  • Hands-on advice

Lean For Dummies

In this book, we fill you in on the origins, applications, and continuing evolution of Lean, which is now an established science and a mature global practice.

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Whether you’re a part of a company that’s just beginning a Lean transformation or you’ve just been hired by a company with a strong history of Lean practices, Lean For Dummies is here to help. One of the most difficult tasks facing the “new to Lean” individual is digesting all the terms and concepts that apply to Lean. Lean For Dummies walks you through each term and concept, allowing you to soak in the logic of Lean in the most basic language.

A big focus in the second edition that wasn’t addressed as much in the first is the Lean Culture. The foundation for a Lean organization is their culture. The strength of that foundation will ultimately determine the success and sustainability of their Lean.  Early on (chapters 3 and 4), the book discusses the different components that  makes up a “Lean Culture.” Form me, this was a great way to introduce Lean and transition into the rest of the book.

For the Newb

The book is clearly written for the lean newcomer, as the title would insist. There is a lot of overview and not a whole bunch of digging into each concept or term, but that’s not what the book is intended for. The book is a an initial step in the Lean journey and in my opinion, is a healthy first step. You’re not going to finish this book and expect a Six Sigma Black Belt in the mail anytime soon, but you will have a solid backdrop for your journey.

There are plenty of other books out there that are specific to each method or concept associated with Lean, but few that offer a complete overview in a nice (bright yellow) package, as Lean For Dummies does. Lean is not just about going through the motions. It takes an understanding and a dedication to your actions to achieve success in Lean. You can’t have one without the other.

If you are a Lean newbie or in upper management looking for an inexpensive training tool for your staff, Lean For Dummies is a must.

Lean is a journey, without a predefined path or end state. It’s a way to go forward that guarantees continuous improvement. Lean isn’t a diet or a fad; it;s a disciplined way of life

Lean For Dummies

Product Details

  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 2 edition (April 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118117565

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Kyle Holland

 

As a Content Developer for Creative Safety Supply, I pride myself on creating educational, well researched content to a niche audience of safety enthusiasts and safety managers around the globe. The philosophies and concepts of Kaizen, 5S, and Lean play a significant role in my own personal ideologies and help fuel the creativity behind my writing. Via the many communication channels offered by CSS, my goal is to help educate, motivate, and improve the safety of people, both at home and at work.