The life of lean is experiments. All authority for any sensei flows from experiments on the gemba [the place where work takes place], not from dogmatic interpretations of sacred texts or the few degrees of separation from the founders of the movement. In short, lean is not a religion but a daily practice of conducting experiments and accumulating knowledge.
Today more than ever, businesses need fresh ideas to nurture talent and retain employees?enter 1,501 Ways to Reward Employees, thoroughly revised, updated, and even more chockablock with ideas than 1,001 Ways to Reward Employees, the groundbreaking national bestseller.
From Masanobu Fukuoka, the widely-acclaimed author of One Straw Revolution (first published in 1975), a manifesto on farming that is popular to date, The Natural Way of Farming is another gem. If you look around today, everything claims to be ‘natural’ – from skin products to clothes to food.
This book is a Sourcebook for 5S Implementation. The author Hiroyuki Hirano, a genuis and 5S's to be the most important step for productivity improvement and safety today.
To see the light of the day in filthy plants we need Organization, Cleanliness, Standardized cleanup and discipline. This is what Mr. Hirano calls 5S's - Simple activities that can be...
Written by the industrial engineer who developed SMED (single-minute exchange of die) for Toyota,
A Revolution in Manufacturingprovides a full overview of this powerful just in time production tool. It offers the most complete and detailed instructions available anywhere for transforming a manufacturing environment in ways that will speed up production...
This is the "green book" that started it all -- the first book in English on JIT, written from the engineer's viewpoint. When Omark Industries bought 500 copies and studied it companywide, Omark became the American pioneer in JIT.
Here is Dr. Shingo's classic industrial engineering rationale for the priority of process-based over operational improvements...
The story of Alex's fight to save his plant is more than compulsive reading. It contains a serious message for all managers in industry and explains the ideas, which underline the Theory of Constraints (TOC), developed by Eli Goldratt.
Critical Chain, a gripping, fast-paced business novel, does for Project Management What Eli Goldratt's other novels have done for Production and Marketing. Dr Goldratt's books have transformed the thinking and actions of management throughout the world.
Written by a leading authority on Shaktic and Tantric thought, this book is considered the prime document for study and application of Kundalini yoga.
Two works on Laya-Yoga, Translated from Sanskrit with introduction and Commentary
Masanobu Fukuoka, is the widely-acclaimed author of One Straw Revolution (1975), and The Natural Way of Farming (1985). Much different from these books that discussed his philosophy and methods of natural farming, The Road Back to Nature is a fantastic collection of Fukuoka’s articles, lectures and essays.