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  • Hardcover: 263 pages
  • Publisher: Amacom Books (1 July 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 081441057X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0814410578
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 2.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 590 g
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"In this extremely well-written book... useful resource for those interested in operations management, business policy, and related topics." -- Choice "Stephen Ruffa's new book titled, "Going Lean", is very timely. In this time of the economic crisis when recession has plagued the world's economic arena, Going Lean teaches us how to live and adapt with change...This book is a must read." -- Sixsigma.com "...unique and important insights into entering and sustaining-forever-a lean journey of waste reduction and continuous improvement..." -- Cutting Tool Engineering "In GOING LEAN, Stephen A. Ruffa spotlights examples from the automotive, airline, and retail industries, offering potent lessons on how companies drive innovation, promote sustainability and create value in the face of uncertainty. The backbone of the book lies in the well-thumbed ideologies of the Toyota Production System." -- T & D magazine "With excellent timing, considering recent events in the global economy, this book demonstrates how companies can use lean principles to help them steer through tough times. Using examples from successful companies that survived crises such as 9/11 and the resulting economic downturn, as well as the oil crisis of 1980s, Ruffa shows how the techniques those companies used can be employed to help weather a crisis." -- Houston Business Journal "...should be read by manufacturing executives and their staffs...shows how to introduce innovation during downturns, strive for perfection and deliver excellent performance." Quality Progress "In this extremely well-written book... useful resource for those interested in operations management, business policy, and related topics." -- Choice "Stephen Ruffa's new book titled, "Going Lean", is very timely. In this time of the economic crisis when recession has plagued the world's economic arena, Going Lean teaches us how to live and adapt with change...This book is a must read." -- Sixsigma.com ."..unique and important insights into entering and sustaining--forever--a lean journey of waste reduction and continuous improvement..." -- Cutting Tool Engineering ."..should be read by manufacturing executives and their staffs...shows how to introduce innovation during downturns, strive for perfection and deliver excellent performance." Quality Progress "Stephen Ruffa's new book titled, "Going Lean," is very timely. In this time of the economic crisis when recession has plagued the world's economic arena, Going Lean teaches us how to live and adapt with change...This book is a must read." -- Sixsigma.com ..".should be read by manufacturing executives and their staffs...shows how to introduce innovation during downturns, strive for perfection and deliver excellent performance." Quality Progress "With excellent timing, considering recent events in the global economy, this book demonstrates how companies can use lean principles to help them steer through tough times. Using examples from successful companies that survived crises such as 9/11 and the resulting economic downturn, as well as the oil crisis of 1980s, Ruffa shows how the techniques those companies used can be employed to help weather a crisis." -- Houston Business Journal "In GOING LEAN, Stephen A. Ruffa spotlights examples from the automotive, airline, and retail industries, offering potent lessons on how companies drive innovation, promote sustainability and create value in the face of uncertainty. The backbone of the book lies in the well-thumbed ideologies of the Toyota Production System." -- T & D magazine ..".unique and important insights into entering and sustaining--forever--a lean journey of waste reduction and continuous improvement..." -- Cutting Tool Engineering "Stephen Ruffa's new book titled, Going Lean, is very timely. In this time of the economic crisis when recession has plagued the world's economic arena, Going Lean teaches us how to live and adapt with change...This book is a must read." -- Sixsigma.com "In this extremely well-written book... useful resource for those interested in operations management, business policy, and related topics." -- Choice

From the Back Cover

With excellent timing, considering recent events in the global economy, this book demonstrates how companies can use lean principles to help them steer through tough times. Using examples from successful companies that survived crises such as 9/11 and the resulting economic downturn, as well as the oil crisis of 1980s, Ruffa shows how the techniques those companies used can be employed to help weather a crisis."

--Houston Business Journal

“In GOING LEAN, Stephen A. Ruffa spotlights examples from the automotive, airline, and retail industries, offering potent lessons on how companies drive innovation, promote sustainability and create value in the face of uncertainty. The backbone of the book lies in the well-thumbed ideologies of the Toyota Production System.”

---T&D magazine

 “Ruffa describes the concept of lean dynamics for use in improving business during uncertain times, which combines lean manufacturing with initiatives that use internal measures to deal with external conditions. He argues that efficient operations and innovation do not have to only occur in times of stability and uses examples from companies like Toyota, Southwest Airlines, and Wal-Mart for illustration. Ruffa is an aerospace engineer and researcher who originated the concept of lean dynamics.”

---Book News

(Annotation ©2008 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)

Book News:  http://booknews.com/ref_issues/ref_nov2008/amacom1.html

 


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