Lean manufacturing is the production of goods using less of everything compared to mass production: less human effort, less manufacturing space, less investment in tools, and less time to deliver your product. It is also rich in history with the individuals who over the last century have been influential in the development of the five lean principles. If you would like to learn more about lean manufacturing, The LeanMan recommends several books on the subject.
- Lean Thinking
Author: Daniel Jones, James Womack
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 9/9/1996
Buy it: Lean Thinking
- New Manufacturing Challenge : Techniques for Continuous Improvement
Author: Kiyoshi Suzaki
Publisher: The Free Press, a division of Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 1987
Buy it: New Manufacturing Challenge
- The Toyota Way
Author: Jeffrey K. Liker
Publication Date: 2004
Buy it: The Toyota Way
- Groups Theory and Experience, 5th ed.
Author: Napier, Rodney W., Gershenfeld, Matti K.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Publication Date: 1993.
But it: Groups: Theory and Experience
- The Principles of Scientific Management
Author: Frederick Winslow Taylor
Publisher: New York: Harper & Brothers
Publication Date: 1911
Buy it: The Principles of Scientific Management
- Learning to See: Value-Stream Mapping and Elimination of Muda
Author: Mike Rother, John Shook
Publisher: The Lean Enterprise Institute
Publish Date: June 2003, Version 1.3
Buy it: Learning to See