The Lean Turnaround Action Guide: How to Implement Lean, Create Value and Grow Your People
This companion to The Lean Turnaround shows exactly how to use lean leadership to eliminate waste while increasing profitability and driving sustainability While many companies have attempted to become Lean, few have captured the full promise of this better way of business. In this compelling sequel to The Lean Turnaround, lean pioneer Art Byrne leads you through a step-by-step transformation in which he tackles all the key challenges that you will deal with. Lean is more than a tactic. Byrne reveals its power as a complete strategy that: *Dramatically boosts profit margins, earnings, and ultimately enterprise value by *Engaging every employee in a culture of continuous improvements where *Every person takes ownership for problem-solving and learning in order to *Deliver more value to the customer by identifying and removing waste--permanently. In The Lean Turnaround Action Guide , Byrne draws from his 30 years of experience leading Lean in more than 30 companies. By setting this book in a company based on his experience, he is able to identify and guide you through the many challenges you will face on your successful Lean turnaround.
From the Back Cover In The Lean Turnaround Action Guide Art Byrne offers a priceless gift to the reader: The exact process he has followed in turning around dozens of companies over 30 years. Some readers can simply paint by the numbers. Others may need to modify or even improve Art's process. But no organization's leaders reading this book can claim they have failed to act for lack of knowing what needs to be done and how to do it. -- Jim Womack, co-author of Lean Thinking and The Machine that Changed the World Reading The Lean Turnaround Action Guide reminds me what a tremendous teacher, coach and friend Art was for me at The Wiremold Company. Art is a superb leader with an unrivaled set of lean turnaround success stories to his credit. I am awed by the way Art writes about the detailed tactical and cultural change elements of lean transformation. While the lean journey of UGH Corporation may be fictional, the lessons in this lean treasure couldn't be more realistic. -- Marc Hafer , President, Simpler Consulting As a Wiremold alumni, reading Art Byrne's Action Guide was déjà vu. It is the mirror image of the beginning of our lean journey, and the next best thing to having him at your side, guiding you through the steps of becoming Lean. Even if you are well down this path, you will find things that you probably overlooked. This is an opportunity for everyone to learn from one of today's best Lean Leaders. -- Orest (Orry) Fiume , Vice President Finance (Retired), The Wiremold Company An absolute must-read for any executive interested in how Lean is a full business strategy, or any Lean officer tasked with supporting it. This no-nonsense account of how to turn around any company and shape a Lean strategy with the people themselves, straight from an author who has led more than 30 Lean turnarounds, will help you draw a clear and direct map to success. -- Michael Balle , author of Lead with Respect , The Gold Mine , and other lean books