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Best Lean Manufacturing Books Worth Your Attention

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Lean Manufacturing books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook: A Quick Reference Guide to 100 Tools for Improving Quality and Speed (2004)

 Best Lean Manufacturing Books Worth Your AttentionThe Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook blends Lean and Six Sigma tools and concepts, providing expert advice on how to determine which tool within a “family” is best for different purposes. Packed with detailed examples and step-bystep instructions, it’s the ideal handy reference guide to help Green and Black Belts make the transition from the classroom to the field….
Author(s): Michael L. George, John Maxey, et al.

2. Lean Production Simplified, Third Edition (2015)

 Best Lean Manufacturing Books Worth Your AttentionFollowing in the tradition of its Shingo Prize-winning predecessors, Lean Production Simplified, Third Edition gives a clear overview of the structure and tools of the Lean production system. Written for the practitioner by a practitioner, it delivers a comprehensive insider’s view of Lean management. The author helps readers grasp the system as a whole, as well as the factors that animate it, by organizing the book around an image of a house of Lean production. Illustrating the eight kinds of waste, this updated edition of a bestseller: This edition deepens and extends…
Author(s): Pascal Dennis

3. Lean Six Sigma: The Step by Step Guide to Learn the Lean Six Sigma Method and apply it to your Startup or Business to Get the Best Results (Project Management) (2019)

 Best Lean Manufacturing Books Worth Your AttentionDo you wanna learn How to manage everything in your business to increase the efficiency and the results? Do you wanna learn how to do much more quality work? Are you looking for the information to learn how to think “lean” to minimize waste in your business? If the answer is YES, then keep reading.In business is very important to cut the waste and increase the quality of the final product for the customer. These are the two main factors that allow your company to remain profitable and to prosper in the long term, also in function of making a scale…
Author(s): Eric Thompson

4. Lean QuickStart Guide: A Simplified Beginner’s Guide To Lean (2015)

 Best Lean Manufacturing Books Worth Your AttentionLean Waste Reduction and Process Optimization Simplified Are you struggling to combat waste within your organization? Lean is the answer.< | ENHANCED & EXPANDED SECOND EDITION | Now even easier and more helpful than before! You've heard the terms, and you'veve read rave reviews about the results. Lean is here to stay and it is changing the way businesses thrill their customers and create lasting competitive edge. This best-selling guide to Lean methodology provides you with the foundational tools you need to understand Lean thinking and harness the power of the exact methods that have been creating unmatched levels of efficiency…
Author(s): ClydeBank Business, Benjamin Sweeney

5. The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement (2014)

 Best Lean Manufacturing Books Worth Your Attention*A Graphic Novel version of this title is now available: "The Goal: A Business Graphic Novel"30th Anniversary Edition. Written in a fast-paced thriller style, The Goal, a gripping novel, is transforming management thinking throughout the world. It is a book to recommend to your friends in industry – even to your bosses – but not to your competitors. Alex Rogo is a harried plant manager working ever more desperately to try improve performance. His factory is rapidly heading for disaster. So is his marriage. He has ninety days to save his plant – or it will…
Author(s): Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Jeff Cox

6. The Lean Manufacturing Pocket Handbook (2003)

 Best Lean Manufacturing Books Worth Your AttentionSpeak the Language – Understand the Concepts – Know the Techniques is intended as a reference guide covering the terms, concepts and techniques involved in Lean Manufacturing. It is written in an easy to understand fashion making it useful to both the seasoned Professional and the Novice. Paper Back – .125" x 3 13/16" x 5 1/16" – 44 Pages – 27 Visuals – 34 Definitions – 16 Examples. see: El Manual De Bolsillo De Manufactura Esbelta…
Author(s): Kenneth W. Dailey

7. 2 Second Lean (How to Grow People and Build a Fun Lean Culture at Work & at Home, 3rd Edition) (2014)

 Best Lean Manufacturing Books Worth Your Attention2 Second Lean will flip your world right-side up. It’s a practical way to improve your life every day by making a simple 2 second improvement. Join author, business expert, radio show host, and international speaker, Paul A. Akers, as he takes you on a LEAN journey that will transform every aspect your life… from your home to the office. **3rd Edition includes 5 New Chapters…
Author(s): Paul A. Akers

8. LEAN: Ultimate Collection – Lean Startup, Lean Analytics, Lean Enterprise, Kaizen, Six Sigma, Agile Project Management, Kanban, Scrum (2018)

 Best Lean Manufacturing Books Worth Your AttentionLEANLean Startup, Lean Analytics, Lean Enterprise, Kaizen, Six Sigma, Agile Project Management, Kanban, Scrum, Kaizen LEAN STARTUP LEAN ANALYTICS LEAN ENTERPRISE KAIZEN SIX SIGMA AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT KANBAN SCRUM…
Author(s): Jason Bennett, Jennifer Bowen

9. How to Implement Lean Manufacturing by Lonnie Wilson (2003-07-06) ()

 Best Lean Manufacturing Books Worth Your AttentionPaperback Publisher: Mc Graw Hill India (1607) ASIN: B01K05MPMU Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Jan 1, 1607

10. Creating a Lean Culture (2014)

 Best Lean Manufacturing Books Worth Your AttentionWinner of a Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award The new edition of this Shingo Prize-winning bestseller provides critical insights and approaches to make any Lean transformation an ongoing success. It shows you how to implement a sustainable, successful transformation by developing a culture that has your stakeholders throughout the organizational chart involved and invested in the outcome. It teaches you how to successfully navigate the politics in cross-functional process improvement projects, and to engage executives in ways that are personally meaningful…
Author(s): David Mann

Best Lean Manufacturing Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some lean manufacturing books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Continuous-flow manufacturing--what went right, what went wrong: 101 mini-case studies that reveal lean's successes and failures

Author(s): Schonberger, Richard
Publisher: Routledge/Productivity Press;CRC, Year: 2019, Size: 14 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2414886

Flow Manufacturing–What Went Right, What Went Wrong: 101 Mini-Case Studies That Reveal Lean's Successes and Failures

Author(s): Richard Schonberger
Publisher: Routledge/Productivity Press, Year: 2019, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2518981

Progress in Lean Manufacturing

Author(s): J. Paulo Davim (eds.)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2180200

Faster, better, cheaper in the history of manufacturing: from the Stone Age to lean manufacturing and beyond

Author(s): Christoph Roser
Publisher: CRC Press,Productivity Press, Year: 2017, Size: 38 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1607054

"Faster, Better, Cheaper" in the History of Manufacturing: From the Stone Age to Lean Manufacturing and Beyond

Author(s): Christoph Roser
Publisher: Productivity Press, Year: 2016, Size: 47 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1564987

The cell manufacturing playbook: a step-by-step guideline for the lean practitioner

Author(s): Ortiz, Chris A
Publisher: CRC Press, Productivity Press, Year: 2016, Size: 23 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1593959

The green factory: creating lean and sustainable manufacturing

Author(s): Found, Pauline; Pampanelli, Andrea; Trivedi, Neil
Publisher: CRC Press is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa business, Year: 2016, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1629723

Lean Management Beyond Manufacturing: A Holistic Approach

Author(s): Sanjay Bhasin
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2015, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1376368

Innovation and Future Trends in Food Manufacturing and Supply Chain Technologies

Author(s): Craig Leanly (ed.)
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing, Year: 2015, Size: 19 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1438831

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really chart-busters according to Washington Post, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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