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End-to-End Lean Management

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A Guide to Complete Supply Chain Improvement

Robert Trent
eISBN-13: 9781604276626

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While there are a number of valuable resources that explain the Lean philosophy or focus solely on operations or manufacturing, none provide an integrated, holistic view and the how to needed to address todays relentless and severe pressure to gain or improve a competitive advantage. End-to-End Lean Management: A Guide to Complete Supply Chain Improvement fills an important void in the current literature. It shows how to apply Lean tools and techniques across the entire supply chain: from suppliers, through transportation, into operations, and through distribution to customers, with principles applicable to all types of organizations. Managers across all industries under constant pressure to find new sources of competitive advantage and to demonstrate performance improvements will find this book a timely and necessary resource.

Organizations must pursue a Lean model that best fits their unique requirements and it is important to remember that Lean management is a continuous journey. Become complacent and improvements will likely begin to reverse themselves. Driven by the Lean philosophy and not exclusively to the Toyota model, this unique book provides a broad array of tools, techniques, measures and examples to support your systematic and continuous Lean journey.
Key Features:
--Identifies nine key myths and realities of Lean and provides an updated vision of Lean that is applicable to manufacturers, service organizations, non-profit institutions and government
--Explains how to make Lean improvement a reality across the entire supply chain, including supply, transportation, operations, and distribution
--Describes a broad array of waste that affects all supply chains and how to reduce it
--Develops a comprehensive set of Lean performance measures that cover the entire supply chain
--Presents an expanded set of tools and techniques beyond those commonly used that support the Lean systematic journey
--WAV includes dozens of real-world examples, and features detailed applications that show how progressive organizations make Lean a reality in both manufacturing and non-manufacturing industries available from the Web Added Value Download Resource Center at www.jrosspub.com
About the Author
Robert J. Trent, Ph.D., is the supply chain management program director and the Eugene Mercy associate professor of management at Lehigh University, where he teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Trent gained his practical experience in operations management, purchasing, distribution planning, production scheduling, and package engineering at the Chrysler Corporation. He holds a B.S. degree in materials logistics management from Michigan State University, an M.B.A. degree from Wayne State University, and a Ph.D. in purchasing/operations management from Michigan State University.

He has been published extensively in numerous academic and professional journals and magazines and his research is often published by the Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies (CAPS). Dr. Trent is co-author of a best-selling textbook entitled Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, now in its third edition, and author of another outstanding book entitled Strategic Supply Management: Creating the Next Source of Competitive Advantage. He is also a sought-after speaker for seminars, webinars and professional conferences.

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ISBNs 9781932159929, 9781604276626
Publish Year 2008
Language English
Number of Pages 320
Edition 1st

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