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The Hitchhiker's Guide to Lean: Lessons from the Road

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Embarking on a lean journey is similar to hitchhiking -- there are many roads on which to wander and no single one is right for all. This book reveals the most critical lessons learned over the authors' combined 30-plus years of exploring lean highways and shares stories based on real-world applications. The authors focus on areas where most lean efforts fail to illustrate ...more
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by Society of Manufacturing Engineers
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Nash
Jul 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Best book on lean that I have read. Of course I only read 2.
Elinor
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was ok
Did you know that everything you need to know about Lean is conveniently, improbably and irritatingly arranged in groups of five? Five phases, five dimensions, five keys, five factors, etc.

Between the forced five groupings (unfortunately no Fox Force Five) and the dry writing style, readers of this book will acquire some truly useful and information about Lean but will also most likely alternate between boredom and annoyance.

Great concepts with a flawed execution. I'll be keeping it for referen
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Jamie Flinchbaugh is co-founder and partner of the Lean Learning Center, bringing successful and varied experiences of lean transformation as both a practitioner and facilitator. Under the leadership of Jamie and the Center's senior managers, the Lean Learning Center has become one of the most recognized and premier lean providers in the world.

Prior to founding the Center, he worked at DTE Energy,
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“In reality, 100 million drivers never sat in a 12-hour planning meeting together, nor do they report to the same boss; but they are able to navigate the nation's highways with less chaos than most 50-person departments. The next time you attend a meeting, note how much of the conversation focuses on the "what" versus the "how.” 0 likes
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