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 today’s 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.