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If you want to see the best Lean Manufacturing books in one place, then you’re going to love this guide.

During my time as a Lean Six Sigma black belt, I personally read hundreds of books about lean manufacturing and used the best ones as the basis for improvement projects at work.  In this guide I’m going to share my favourites!

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How Toyota Became #1

Standardised Work Toyota Production System Three
How Toyota Became #1
Leadership lessons from the world's greatest car company.
By David Magee.

Originally published: 2007
Amazon rating: 4.1 (from 10 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 3.86 (from 119 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 3

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Lean Thinking

Lean Principles Toyota Production System Four Lean Process's Favorite
Banish waste and create wealth in your corporation.
By James P. Womack & Daniel T. Jones.

Originally published: 1996
Amazon rating: 4.2 (from 111 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 3.94 (from 3,314 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 4

Lean Thinking is a follow on from The Machine That Changed The World, written by Daniel Jones & James Womack. It is a more practical book in that it explains the ‘how to’ of lean manufacturing. It does not necessarily delve deeply into the step by step actions required to implement a specific lean tool. Rather it sets out the guiding principles that should govern any lean implementation.

Lean Thinking has been an enormous influence on my business thinking.  It shows you how you can fundamentally transform your business.

~ Sir Terry Leahy, Chairman and Chief Executive, Tesco PLC

The tagline for the book Lean Thinking is "Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation".  It was originally published in 1996 and an updated and revised edition was released in 2003.

The book is divided into four sections.  Part 1 covers Lean Principles. "Lean thinking can be summarized in five principles: precisely specify value by specific product, identify the value stream for each product, make value flow without interruptions, let the customer pull value from the producer, and pursue perfection".

Part 2 is focused on putting the Lean Principles from part 1 into action, or making the Lean Leap. "Concentrate on managing the value stream for the specific service or good, eliminate organizational barriers by creating a lean enterprise, relocate and right-size tools, and apply the full complement of lean techniques so that value can flow continuously".

Part 3 extends the principles already covered to the extended value stream to optimise value for the end customer while "minimising time, cost and errors" for all companies involved.

Part 4 is the epilogue where the latest advancements in lean thinking are added bringing the story right up to date.

About the Authors

James P. Womack is the founder and senior advisor of the Lean Enterprise Institute.

Daniel T. Jones is the founder and chairman of the Lean Enterprise Academy in the United Kingdom.

Other notable publications by Womack and Jones include The Machine That Changed the World and Lean Solutions

Buy from Amazon: Lean Thinking


All I Need To Know About Manufacturing I Learned In Joe's Garage

Kanban Lean Principles Root Cause Analysis Three
World class manufacturing made simple.
By William B. Miller & Vicki L. Schenk.

Originally published: 1993
Amazon rating: 4.2 (from 57 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 3.62 (from 89 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 3


The Machine That Changed The World

History of Lean Lean Principles Toyota Production System Four Lean Process's Favorite
How lean production revolutionised the global car wars.
By James P. Womack, Daniel T. Jones & Daniel Roos.

Originally published: 1990
Amazon rating: 4.5 (from 124 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 4.00 (from 812 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 4

The book that started it all! The Machine That Changed The World is an excellent read to understand the foundations and history of Lean in the automotive industry. The book is based on the author's research at MIT.

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Lean Solutions

Lean Principles Four
How companies and customers can create value and wealth together.
By James P. Womack & Daniel T. Jones.

Originally published: 2005
Amazon rating: 4.4 (from 20 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 3.86 (from 164 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 4

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My Years With General Motors

History of Lean Leadership Four
By Alfred P. Sloan, Jr.

Originally published: 1963
Amazon rating: 4.4 (from 69 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 3.87 (from 373 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 4


The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook

5S Poka Yoke Problem Solving Pull Value Stream Mapping Visual Management Four
A quick reference guide to nearly 100 tools for improving process quality, speed, and complexity.
By Michael L. George, David Rowlands, Mark Price & John Maxey.

Originally published: 2004
Amazon rating: 4.6 (from 211 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 3.88 (from 418 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 4

A quick reference guide to the lean six sigma toolbox. Covering tools for improving quality, velocity and reducing variation and complexity. The purpose of each tool is described along with when to use it, how to use it and some tips.

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Lessons From A Lean Consultant

Lean Manufacturing Training People / Culture Five
Avoiding lean implementation failures on the shop floor.
By Chris A. Ortiz.

Originally published: 2008
Amazon rating: 5.0 (from 2 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 4.00 (from 2 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 5


Out Of The Crisis

History of Lean Leadership Four
By W. Edwards Deming.

Originally published: 1986
Amazon rating: 4.7 (from 119 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 4.06 (from 1,675 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 4

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The Toyota Way

History of Lean Leadership Lean Principles People / Culture Supply Chain Toyota Production System Four Lean Process's Favorite
14 management principles from the world's greatest manufacturer.
By Jeffrey K. Liker.

Originally published: 2004
Amazon rating: 4.5 (from 243 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 3.98 (from 4,075 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 4

Outlining the 14 principles of the Toyota Production System, this is a must read for anyone interested in lean manufacturing.

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The Toyota Way Fieldbook

Leadership Lean Manufacturing Training People / Culture Supply Chain Toyota Production System Four Lean Process's Favorite
A practical guide for implementing Toyota's 4Ps. Companion to the international bestseller The Toyota Way.
By Jeffrey K. Liker & David Meier.

Originally published: 2005
Amazon rating: 4.6 (from 68 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 4.07 (from 277 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 4

Following on from the previous recommendation, this fieldbook takes the 14 principles of the Toyota Production System and provides a hands-on implementation guide. There are case studies, tips to help and traps to avoid as well as reflection questions in each section.

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Toyota Talent

Leadership Lean Manufacturing Training People / Culture Toyota Production System Four
Developing your people the Toyota way.
By Jeffrey K. Liker & David P. Meier.

Originally published: 2007
Amazon rating: 4.7 (from 19 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 3.88 (from 133 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 4

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Toyota Culture

Leadership People / Culture Toyota Production System Four
The heart and soul of the Toyota way.
By Jeffrey K. Liker & Michael Hoseus and the centre for quality people and organizations.

Originally published: 2007
Amazon rating: 4.5 (from 26 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 4.05 (from 176 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 4

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A Study Of The Toyota Production System

Poka Yoke SMED Standardised Work Toyota Production System Four
From an Industrial Engineering Viewpoint (Produce What Is Needed, When It's Needed).
By Shigeo Shingo.
Translated by Andrew P. Dillon.

Originally published: 1989
Amazon rating: 4.3 (from 12 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 3.87 (from 39 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 4


Zero Quality Control: Source Inspection and the Poka-yoke System

Poka Yoke Four
"Defects = 0 is absolutely possible!"
By Shigeo Shingo.

Originally published: 1986
Amazon rating: 4.3 (from 10 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 4.19 (from 26 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 4


The Sayings of Shigeo Shingo

Kanban Leadership Lean Principles Poka Yoke SMED Toyota Production System Four
Key Strategies for Plant Improvement.
By Shigeo Shingo.
Translated by Andrew P. Dillon.
Originally published by The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Ltd.

Copyright date: 1987
Amazon rating: 4.4 (from 5 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 3.83 (from 12 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 4.3


A Revolution in Manufacturing: The SMED System

SMED Four
A Revolution in Manufacturing: The SMED System.
By Shigeo Shingo.

Copyright date: 1985
Amazon rating: 4.5 (from 14 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 4.28 (from 25 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 4


Kaizen and the Art of Creative Thinking

Continuous Flow Lean Principles SMED Toyota Production System Four
By Shigeo Shingo.

Copyright date: 2007
Amazon rating: 4.5 (from 12 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 4.07 (from 29 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 4


Learning to See

Value Stream Mapping Lean Process's Favorite

Value-stream mapping to create value and eliminate muda.

By Mike Rother & John Shook.

Learning to See is a spiral bound workbook that is perfect for Lean practitioners. It takes the reader step-by-step through the process of creating a value stream map. It does this by way of a worked example in the book. Each section is clearly laid out and contains clear diagrams and informative sidebars.

More information: Learning to See


Seeing the Whole

Supply Chain Value Stream Mapping Lean Process's Favorite

Mapping the extended value stream

By Dan Jones & Jim Womack.

More information: Seeing the Whole


Creating Continuous Flow

Continuous Flow Lean Process's Favorite

An action guide for managers, engineers & production associates

By Mike Rother & Rick Harris.

This book is produced in the same format as Learning to See. The focus of this book though is on creating flow throughout a process. This is a natural progression from Learning to See. In a lean transformation, a value stream map is used to identify opportunities for improvement. Once a process has been identified as a constraint, this workbook can be used to improve the flow at a process level.

More information: Creating Continuous Flow


Creating Level Pull

Pull

A lean production-system improvement guide for production-control, operations, and engineering professionals.

By Art Smalley.

More information: Creating Level Pull


Making Materials Flow

Continuous Flow

A lean material-handling guide for operations, production-control, and engineering professionals.

By Rick Harris, Chris Harris & Earl Wilson.

More information: Making Materials Flow


Breaking Through to Flow

Continuous Flow

Banish fire fighting and increase customer service

By Ian Glenday (@IanGlenday).
Foreword by Daniel T. Jones

A Lean Action Workbook from the Lean Enterprise Academy.

More information: Breaking Through to Flow


Lean Maintenance System

Toyota Production System TPM

Zero Maintenance Time - Full Added Value Workbook

By Bodo Wiegand, Ralf Langmaack & Thomas Baumgarten.

Also includes an appendix chapter "Toyota's Maintenance Practices" by Art Smalley.

More information: Lean Maintenance System


Managing to Learn

A3 Reports Leadership Problem Solving Root Cause Analysis

Using the A3 management process to solve problems, gain agreement, mentor, and lead.

By John Shook.
Foreword by Jim Womack.

More information: Managing to Learn


Getting the Right Things Done

A3 Reports Leadership Value Stream Mapping Visual Management Lean Process's Favorite

A leader's guide to planning and execution.

By Pascal Dennis (@AuthorPascal).

Written by Pascal Dennis this “leader’s guide to planning and execution” gives a clear walkthrough the process of strategy deployment. Highly recommended if you need to clarify, align and focus on your major initiatives.

More information: Getting the Right Things Done


Creating a Lean Culture

5S A3 Reports Continuous Flow Kanban Leadership People / Culture Pull Root Cause Analysis Standardised Work Toyota Production System Visual Management Lean Process's Favorite

Tools to sustain lean conversions

By David Mann (@lean_mann).

David Mann’s superb work on how to sustain lean conversions. Learn about the four key principles of lean management:

  • leader standard work
  • visual controls
  • daily accountability process
  • discipline

More information: Creating a Lean Culture


The Gold Mine

5S Kanban Leadership Lean Manufacturing Training Lean Principles People / Culture Pull SMED Standardised Work Lean Process's Favorite

A novel of lean turnaround.

By Freddy Ballé & Michael Ballé (@Michael_Balle).

The Gold Mine is a novel of a lean turnaround. That’s right, a novel! This is great for those who find traditional textbooks and how to guides dull and boring. You can follow the characters through the story and you’ll be amazed at exactly how much you learn in the process.

More information: The Gold Mine


A Leader's Study Guide to The Gold Mine

5S Continuous Flow Kanban Leadership Pull Standardised Work TPM Value Stream Mapping

Based upon the novel by Freddy & Michael Ballé.

Leader's Study Guide developed by Tom Ehrenfeld (@Tomehrenfeld).

More information: A Leader's Study Guide to The Gold Mine


The Lean Manager

Leadership People / Culture

A novel of lean transformation.

By Freddy Ballé & Michael Ballé (@Michael_Balle).
Foreword by Jeffrey K. Liker.

This is the sequel to the international best-selling novel The Gold Mine.

More information: The Lean Manager


The Lean Office

5S Office Based Lean Standardised Work Visual Management

How to use just-in-time techniques to streamline your office.

By Jim Thompson.

More information: The Lean Office


The 5S Pocket Guide

5S

By Jim Peterson & Roland Smith, Ph.D.

More information: The 5S Pocket Guide


The Visual Factory

Standardised Work Visual Management

Building participation through shared information.

By Michel Greif.

More information: The Visual Factory


Lean Production Simplified

5S History of Lean Kanban Lean Principles People / Culture Poka Yoke Pull Standardised Work TPM Value Stream Mapping

A plain language guide to the world's most powerful production system.

By Pascal Dennis (@AuthorPascal).
Foreword by John Shook.

More information: Lean Production Simplified


Strategic Error-Proofing

Poka Yoke Problem Solving Lean Process's Favorite

Achieving success every time with smarter FMEAs.

By John J. Casey.

This excellent book puts a different spin on the familiar FMEA process used by engineers to reduce defects. The author proposes that the typical approach to a FMEA, reviewing the process steps and asking what can go wrong, is a never ending task. You'll never reach zero defects because you are chasing an infinite number of possible failure modes. Strategic Error-Proofing outlines an alternative approach focused on what needs to go right at each stage of the process to ensure success. This shift allows engineers to provide operators with simple, inexpensive devices that help them ensure their work is correct and no defects get passed forward. Highly recommended!

More information: Strategic Error-Proofing


Practical Lean Accounting

Leadership Office Based Lean Value Stream Mapping Visual Management

A proven system for measuring and managing the lean enterprise.

By Brian Maskell & Bruce Baggaley.

The book includes a CD-ROM with a detailed lean accounting diagnostic, forms and diagrams to support the transformation to lean accounting.

More information: Practical Lean Accounting


Gemba Kaizen

5S Continuous Flow Leadership People / Culture Pull Visual Management

A commonsense, low-cost approach to management.

By Masaaki Imai.

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Training Within Industry

5S History of Lean Lean Manufacturing Training People / Culture Root Cause Analysis Standardised Work Toyota Production System Value Stream Mapping

The foundation of lean.

By Donald A. Dinero.

This book explores the Training Within Industry (TWI) program, developed by the United States during the second world war and used by Toyota for years.

The author covers the four modules of TWI:

  • Job Instruction
  • Job Methods
  • Job Relations
  • Program Development

The book also comes with a CD containing the original TWI bulletins issued by the U.S. government in the 1940s.

More information: Training Within Industry


Lean Assembly

5S Continuous Flow Kanban Poka Yoke Standardised Work Toyota Production System Value Stream Mapping Visual Management Lean Process's Favorite

The nuts and bolts of making assembly operations flow.

By Michel Baudin (@mbaudin).

More information: Lean Assembly


Kaizen Assembly

5S Continuous Flow Kanban Leadership People / Culture Poka Yoke Pull Standardised Work Visual Management

Designing, constructing and managing a lean assembly line.

By Chris A. Ortiz.

More information: Kaizen Assembly


Today and Tomorrow

History of Lean Leadership

Commemorative edition of Ford's 1926 classic.

By Henry Ford.

More information: Today and Tomorrow


Lean Supply Chain Management

5S Continuous Flow Kanban Pull Standardised Work Supply Chain Toyota Production System Value Stream Mapping Visual Management

A handbook for strategic procurement.

By Jeffrey P. Wincel.

More information: Lean Supply Chain Management


Lean Six Sigma

5S Kanban Leadership Lean Principles People / Culture Pull Supply Chain TPM Value Stream Mapping

Combining six sigma quality with lean speed. Achieve major cost, inventory, and lead time reductions in less than a year.

By Michael L. George.

More information: Lean Six Sigma


Lean Lexicon

5S A3 Reports Continuous Flow Kanban Lean Principles Poka Yoke Pull SMED Standardised Work Toyota Production System TPM Value Stream Mapping Visual Management

A graphical glossary for lean thinkers.

Compiled by the Lean Enterprise Institute (@LeanDotOrg).

More information: Lean Lexicon


Fishbone Flow

5S Continuous Flow Kanban Office Based Lean People / Culture Pull Standardised Work Supply Chain Visual Management

Integrating lean, six sigma, TPM and TRIZ.

By John Bicheno.

More information: Fishbone Flow


The Root Cause Analysis Handbook

Problem Solving Root Cause Analysis

A simplified approach to identifying, correcting, and reporting workplace errors.

By Max Ammerman.

The Root Cause Analysis Handbook describes a 9 step process for finding the root cause of a single significant event. In other words, an event where a reoccurrence is not acceptable.

Each of the 9 steps are accompanied by hints (to make the process easier) and shortcuts (to make the process faster), as well as common pitfalls to avoid.

The appendices include data gathering forms, causal factor category list, other root cause analysis tools, blank problem identification and correction (PIC) forms and worksheets, and a healthcare example.

This book is recommended for quality engineers, managers, safety managers and teams implementing ISO or QS initiatives.

More information: The Root Cause Analysis Handbook


Apollo Root Cause Analysis

Problem Solving Root Cause Analysis

Effective solutions to everyday problems every time.

By Dean L. Gano.

More information: Apollo Root Cause Analysis


Visual Workplace - Visual Thinking

5S Kanban Leadership People / Culture Poka Yoke Problem Solving Pull Standardised Work Toyota Production System TPM Visual Management Lean Process's Favorite

Creating enterprise excellence through the technologies of the visual workplace.

By Gwendolyn D. Galsworthy Ph.D. (@DrGalsworth).

More information: Visual Workplace - Visual Thinking


Understanding A3 Thinking

A3 Reports Leadership Problem Solving Root Cause Analysis Toyota Production System

A critical component of Toyota's PDCA management system.

By Durward K. Sobek II & Art Smalley.

More information: Understanding A3 Thinking


The Lean Office

5S Continuous Flow Kanban Lean Manufacturing Training Office Based Lean People / Culture Poka Yoke Pull Root Cause Analysis Standardised Work Toyota Production System Value Stream Mapping

Insights on implementation. Collected practices and cases.

By Productivity Press (@leaninsiderblog).

The book is split into 3 sections: focusing on the customer, improving flow and taking the right steps. In total there are 18 chapters.

More information: The Lean Office


Continuous Flow Manufacturing

Continuous Flow Kanban Poka Yoke Pull

Quality in design and processes.

By Pierre C. Guerindon.

This book provides a 10 step methodology for converting a traditional factory to a continuous flow operation.

More information: Continuous Flow Manufacturing


Toyota Production System

Continuous Flow History of Lean Kanban Poka Yoke Pull SMED Standardised Work Toyota Production System Visual Management Four Lean Process's Favorite
Beyond large-scale production.
By Taiichi Ohno.

Originally published: 1978
Amazon rating: 4.7 (from 54 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 4.07 (from 614 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 4

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Kaizen

Kanban Lean Manufacturing Training Problem Solving Standardised Work Toyota Production System TPM Four
The key to Japan's competitive success.
By Masaaki Imai.

Originally published: 1970
Amazon rating: 4.5 (from 22 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 4.05 (from 179 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 4

Buy from Amazon: Kaizen

5S for Operators

5S Four
5 pillars of the visual workplace.
By The Productivity Press Development Team.
Based on 5 pillars of the visual workplace: the sourcebook for 5S implementation by Hiroyuki Hirano.

Originally published: 1996
Amazon rating: 4.3 (from 28 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 3.79 (from 42 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 4

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Value Stream Management

5S Continuous Flow Kanban Lean Principles Poka Yoke Pull SMED Standardised Work Toyota Production System TPM Value Stream Mapping Visual Management Four Lean Process's Favorite
Eight steps to planning, mapping, and sustaining lean improvements.
By Don Tapping, Tom Luyster & Tom Shuker.

Originally published: 2002
Amazon rating: 4.9 (from 13 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 3.89 (from 36 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 4

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The Complete Lean Enterprise

Continuous Flow Office Based Lean Poka Yoke Pull Standardised Work Value Stream Mapping Visual Management Four
Value stream mapping for administrative and office processes.
By Beau Keyte & Drew Locher.
Foreword by John Shook & Dan Jones.

Originally published: 2004
Amazon rating: 4.6 (from 15 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 3.94 (from 31 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 4


Creating the Ultimate Lean Office

Kanban Office Based Lean Pull Root Cause Analysis Five
A zero-waste environment with process automation.
By Raymond S. Louis.

Originally published: 2007
Amazon rating: 5.0 (from 3 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 4.00 (from 2 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 5


Made-To-Order Lean

5S Kanban Leadership SMED Standardised Work TPM Value Stream Mapping Visual Management Four
Excelling in a high-mix, low-volume environment.
By Greg Lane.
Foreword by John Shook.

Originally published: 2007
Amazon rating: 4.4 (from 9 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 4.45 (from 11 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 4

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Creating Mixed Model Value Streams

5S Continuous Flow Kanban Lean Principles People / Culture Poka Yoke Problem Solving Pull Standardised Work TPM Value Stream Mapping Visual Management Three
Practical lean techniques for building to demand.
By Kevin J. Duggan.
Foreword by Jeffrey K. Liker.

Originally published: 2002
Amazon rating: 3.7 (from 6 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 4.07 (from 14 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 3

The book also includes a CD-ROM which contains spreadsheets for sorting products into families and calculating equipment needs.

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The TWI Workbook

5S Kanban Leadership Lean Manufacturing Training Lean Principles People / Culture Poka Yoke Problem Solving Standardised Work Toyota Production System Four
Essential skills for supervisors.
By Patrick Graupp & Robert J. Wrona.

Originally published: 2006
Amazon rating: 4.8 (from 6 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 4.11 (from 9 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 4

This book includes a CD companion which contains the blank forms required for the exercises and implementation case studies in the book.

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Developing a Lean Workforce

5S Continuous Flow Kanban Leadership Lean Manufacturing Training People / Culture Pull Standardised Work Toyota Production System Value Stream Mapping Four
A guide for human resources, plant managers, and lean coordinators.
By Chris Harris & Rick Harris.
Foreword by James Womack.

Originally published: 2007
Amazon rating: 4.5 (from 2 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 3.75 (from 4 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 4

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Poka-Yoke

Poka Yoke Problem Solving Four Lean Process's Favorite
Improving product quality by preventing defects.
Edited by Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Ltd. / Factory Magazine.
With an overview by: Hiroyuki Hirano.

Copyright date: 1988
Amazon rating: 4.6 (from 9 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 4.38 (from 8 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 4

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Make No Mistake!

5S Continuous Flow Kanban People / Culture Poka Yoke Problem Solving Root Cause Analysis SMED TPM Visual Management Four
An outcome-based approach to mistake-proofing.
By C. Martin Hinckley.

Originally published: 2001
Amazon rating: 3.8 (from 4 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 4.50 (from 2 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 4

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5S for the Office

5S Continuous Flow Kanban Office Based Lean Pull TPM Visual Management Three
Organising the workplace to eliminate waste.
By Thomas A. Fabrizio & Don Tapping.

Originally published: 2006
Amazon rating: 3.0 (from 2 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 3.80 (from 5 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 3

The book comes with a CD containing blank versions of the worksheets that appear throughout the book.

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Visual Systems

5S Kanban Leadership Lean Manufacturing Training Office Based Lean Poka Yoke Pull SMED TPM Visual Management Four
Harnessing the power of a visual workplace.
By Gwendolyn D. Galsworth.

Originally published: 1997
Amazon rating: 4.4 (from 8 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 4.12 (from 8 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 4

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5 Pillars of the Visual Workplace

5S Continuous Flow Kanban Office Based Lean Poka Yoke Pull TPM Visual Management Five
The Sourcebook for 5S Implementation
By Hiroyuki Hirano.

Copyright date: 1995
Amazon rating: 4.7 (from 12 reviews)
Goodreads rating: 4.41 (from 22 ratings)
Lean Process rating: 5


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