The Lean Practitioner's Handbook bridges the gap between the tools and concepts of Lean and the practical use of the tools. It offers a practical, easily accessible resource for anyone preparing for, implementing or evaluating lean activities covering key areas such as: aspects of a Lean Programme; scoping a programme; value stream mapping; 2P and 3P events; Rapid Improvement Events; managing for daily improvement; engaging the team; spotting problems and communicating progress. In addition, it offers a quick snapshot summary of the key tool and concepts of Lean plus easily applicable templates.
Online supporting resources for this book include instructor's manuals on communications, events and standard work, templates for problem-solving and tables such as event summaries
Mark Eaton is the MD and Operations
Director of Amnis a consultancy specialising in helping organisations to
prepare for, implement and sustain improvement using a combination of
Strategic Planning, Lean/Sigma and Change Management approaches.
Formerly the Director of the DTi and RDA Funded Manufacturing Advisory
Service, Chair of the IET's Manufacturing Professional Network and a
member of the Manufacturing Industries Division of the IMECHE, Mark Eaton is
an Engineer by training but has spent the last 15 years involved in
service improvement, business improvement and Lean in a variety of
sectors. A frequent presenter at conferences, workshops and master
classes Mark has also written the book Lean for Practitioners.