What's the best way to learn about something? Pick up a book! Whether you're already well-versed in lean manufacturing or just starting out, there is always something new to learn. Tulip put together a list of ten lean manufacturing books for you to gain some knowledge on the subject! They said, "These recommendations range from the classics that were foundational in the evolution of lean manufacturing to contemporary lean thinkers, from practical guides and workbooks on lean methods to primers on lean management principles–there’s even a thriller-style novel in the mix for good measure." Click the link to see the whole list and happy reading!
Here are our picks for the 10 essential lean manufacturing books: The Toyota Way was the first piece of lean literature to clearly articulate the source of Toyota’s success to the masses.Written by John Shook, who learned about lean management while working at Toyota (he became the first American manager in Japan and later became general manager of administration and planning at Toyota’s North American engineering, research, and development center) and helped transfer lean systems from Japan to the rest of the world, Kaizen Express was originally developed as an aid for teaching the essentials of TPS to Japanese readers and non-Japanese readers working together at Japanese factories around the world.Read More