Thursday, July 16, 2020

A Lean Reference List

These are most of the books that I have read over the last seven or so years and that I found most helpful. When I first started reading and learning about the Toyota Production System (Lean), one could probably fit all the available books on one shelf. Today, it would require one (or more) bookcases! More proof that Lean is real.


Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation by James Womack and Daniel Jones

Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety and Employee Engagement, 3rd Ed. by Mark Graban

Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements by Mark Graban and Joseph Swartz

The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen: Leadership for a Continuously Learning and Improving Organization by Mark Graban and Joseph Swartz

Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More by Mark Graban

The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer by Jeffrey Liker

Follow the Learner: The Role of a Leader in Creating a Lean Culture by Dr. Sami Bahri

Lean Lexicon: A Graphical Glossary for Lean Thinkers compiled by Lean Enterprise Institute, Edited by Chet Marchwinski

Understanding Variation: The Key to Managing Chaos by Donald Wheeler

Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production by Taiichi Ohno

Taiichi Ohno's Workplace Management by Taiichi Ohno

The Toyota Way Fieldbook by Jeffrey Liker and David Meier

Learning to See: Value Stream Mapping to Add Value and Eliminate MUDA by Mike Rother

Value Stream Mapping for Healthcare Made Easy by Cindy Jimmerson

Lean Daily Management for Healthcare: A Strategic Guide to Implementing Lean for Hospital Leaders by Brad White

Toyota Kata: Managing People for Improvement, Adaptiveness and Superior Results by Mike Rother

The Toyota Kata Practice Guide by Mike Rother

Training Within Industries: The Foundation of Lean by Donald Dinero

Out of the Crisis by W. Edwards Deming

The New Economics for Industry, Government, Education by W. Edwards Deming

The Deming Management Method by Mary Walton

Dr. Deming: The American Who Taught the Japanese About Quality by Rafael Aguayo

The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership: Achieving and Sustaining Excellence Through Leadership Development by Jeffrey Liker and Gary Convis

Toyota Talent: Developing Your People the Toyota Way by Jeffrey Liker and David Meier
Developing Leaders at all Levels: A Practical Guide
by Jeffrey Liker and George Trachilis

Toyota Culture: The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way by Jeffrey Liker and Michael Hoseus

The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement: Linking Strategy and Operational Excellence to Achieve Superior Performance by Jeffrey Liker and James Franz

The Toyota Way for Service Excellence: Lean Transformation in Service Organizations by Jeffrey Liker and Karyn Ross

Practicing Lean: Learning How to Learn How to Get Better…Better edited by Mark Graban

The Machine That Changed the World: The Story of Lean Production- Toyota’s Secret Weapon in the Global Car Wars That is Now Revolutionizing World Industry by James Womack, Daniel Jones and Daniel Roos

Lean Solutions: How Companies and Customers Can Create Value and Wealth Together by James Womack and Daniel Jones

Gemba Walks by James Womack

The Lean Turnaround: How Business Leaders Use Lean Principles to Create Value and Transform Their Company by Art Byrne

Lean for Dummies by Natalie Sayers and Bruce Williams

Creating a Lean Culture: Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions by David Mann

Managing to Learn: Using the A3 Management Process to Solve Problems, Gain Agreement, Mentor and Lead by John Shook

Beyond Heroes: A Lean Management System for Healthcare by Kim Barnes with Emily Adams

Transforming Health Care: Virginia Mason Medical Center's Pursuit of the Perfect Patient Experience by Charles Kenney

The Lean Guide to Transforming Healthcare: How to Implement Lean Principles in Hospitals, Medical Offices, Clinics and Other Healthcare Organizations by Thomas Zidel

Lean Doctors: A Bold and practical Guide to Using Lean Principles to Transform Healthcare Systems, One Doctor at a Time by Aneesh Suneja and Carolyn Suneja

On the Mend: Revolutionizing Healthcare to Save Lives and Transform the Industry by John Toussaint

Value Stream Mapping: How to Visualize Work and Align Leadership for Organizations by Karen Martin and Mike Osterling

Hoshin Kanri for the Lean Enterprise: Developing Competitive Capabilities and Managing Profit by Thomas L. Jackson

The Basics of Hoshin Kanri by Randy Kesterson

Gemba Kaizen: A Commonsense Approach to a Continuous Improvement Strategy, 2nd Ed. by Masaaki Imai

The Spirit of Kaizen: Creating Lasting Excellence One Small Step at a Time by Robert Maurer

A Study of the Toyota Production System: From an Industrial Engineering Viewpoint by Shigeo Shingo
Patient-Centered Strategy: A Learning Strategy for Better Care
by Jeff Hunter

The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries

Implementing TWI: Creating and Managing a Skills Based Culture by Patrick Graupp and Robert J. Wrona

The 7 Kata: Toyota Kata, TWI, and Lean Training by Conrad Soltero and Patrice Boutier

The TWI Facilitator’s Guide: How to Use the TWI Programs Successfully by Donald A. Dinero

A Lean Guide to Transforming Healthcare: How to Implement Lean Principles in Hospitals, Medical Offices, Clinic and Other Healthcare Organizations by Thomas G. Zidel

The Definitive Guide to Emergency Department Operational Improvement: Employing Lean Principles with Current ED Best Practices to Create the “No Wait” Department by Jody Crane and Chuck Noon

A3 Problem Solving: Applying Lean Thinking by Jamie Flinchbaugh

A Factory of One: Applying Lean Principles to Banish Waste and Improve Your Personal Performance by Daniel Markovitz

The Outstanding Organization by Karen Martin

Clarity First by Karen Martin

The Lean Strategy by Michael Belle, Daniel Jones, Jacques Chaize and Otest Fiume

Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter by Liz Wiseman

Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs by John Doerr

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni

Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland, JJ Sutherland

The New Work by Aaron Dignon

On The Web

Lean Enterprise Institute

Dr. Ponsford's LeanVets blog

Mark Graban’s Leanblog

Shingo Institute

The Deming Institute

TWI (Training Within Industry) Institute

Catalysis (formally ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value)

Kaizen Institute

Toyota TSSC

Toyota's TPS Page

Hope this helps.