Creating and Sustaining Highly Effective

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Lean standardized work is a comprehensive tool enabling safe and efficient production of high-quality products. As such, it is at the foundation of 21st-century operational problem solving and technology advancement. Most companies have implemented standardized work as part of a transformational strategy but, more often than not, such efforts have fallen far short of expectations. This book helps to explain why. More importantly, it provides practical, easy-to-follow guidance on how to develop and sustain a highly effective system of standardized work, a system companies need more each year to remain competitive in today ’s global market. The book begins by outlining the nature, structure and goals of lean standardized work. It then goes on to explain a simple methodology implemented by the authors with great success at numerous manufacturing facilities. Real-life examples taken from standardized work development efforts at these firms help to illustrate the strengths of this methodology as well as the pitfalls that can occur when companies fail to address the components needed to implement an effective, sustainable system. Companies exploring lean systems and standardized work for the first time, as well as those looking for hands-on guidance to improve systems already in place, will find this book invaluable.

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Parthi Damodaraswamy is co-founder and CEO of Institute for Lean Systems (ILS) and is responsible for providing vision and leadership to grow ILS into a premier partner to its clients by transforming their business using Lean philosophy and provide them with a sustainable growth path. Parthi has extensive experience in transforming companies in a variety of industries, most notably health care, wood products, glass products, plastics, food processing and distribution. He has worked with several private equity companies as transformational partner and helped create value for their portfolio companies and investors. In each of these specialized environments, his innovative thinking made him deliver customer value with exceptional financial results. Parthi has a B.S. and M.S. in manufacturing systems engineering and an M.S. in bio-medical engineering.

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