Thursday, July 16, 2020

A Lean Referrence 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 Crisis by W. Edwards Deming
The New Economic 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 Karen 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 Doer
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.

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