Chapter 1. What Is the Perspective of This Book Chapter 2. Lean Manufacturing and the Toyota Production System Chapter 3. Inventory and Variation Chapter 4. Lean Manufacturing Simplified Chapter 5. The Significance of Lead Time Chapter 6. How to Do Lean--Cultural Change Fundamentals Chapter 7. How to Do Lean--The Four Strategies to Becoming Lean Chapter 8. How to Implement Lean--The Prescription for the Lean Project Chapter 9. Planning and Goals Chapter 10. Sustaining the Gains Chapter 11. Cultures Chapter 12. Constraint Management Chapter 13. Cellular Manufacturing Chapter 14. The Story of the Alpha Line Chapter 15. The Story of the Bravo Line: A Tale of Reduced Lead Times and Lots of Early Gains Chapter 16. Using the Prescription--Three Case Studies Chapter 17. The Precursors to Lean Not Handled Well Chapter 18. An Experiment in Variation, Dependent Events, and Inventory Chapter 19. Assessment Tools Chapter 20. A House of Lean Glossary Bibliography Index
Lonnie Wilson has been teaching and implementing Lean techniques for over 39 years. His experience spans 20 years with an international oil company where he held a number of management positions. Then in 1990 he founded Quality Consultants which teaches and applies Lean techniques to not only small entrepreneurs but also Fortune 500 firms, principally in the United States, Mexico and Canada.