Lean TPM: A Blueprint for Change

Lean TPM: A Blueprint for Change

by Dennis McCarthy, Nick Rich

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Lean TPM is an accessible, step-by-step guide designed to help you increase manufacturing efficiency through continuous improvement. Based on their experience of working with organizations that have successfully achieved outstanding performance, McCarthy and Rich provide the tools and techniques required to convert strategic vision into practical reality. Packed with real-life case studies and examples to highlight common pitfalls and proven approaches, the book focuses on the continuous improvement that can be achieved within any manufacturing environment by challenging wasteful working practices, releasing the potential of the workforce, and making processes work as planned. Lean TPM contains an integrated route map along with comprehensive benchmark data to enable engineers, technicians and managers to fully explore this potent technique.

  • Unites the concepts of world-class manufacturing, lean and TPM into a single change agenda for continuous efficiency improvement
  • Includes real-life case studies, advice on planning and pitfalls, and valuable benchmarking data from leading organizations
  • New chapter on TPM and management of the supply chain, along with information on advanced lean practices and more implementation examples

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780081001103
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 03/03/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 252
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

As a TPM expert, Dennis has pioneered the integration of TPM with Lean and Six Sigma improvement processes as a lever for cross functional collaboration and high performance teamwork. Described by one senior international manager as a true 'Sensei of Change', he has supported many well-respected and award winning companies including 3M, Ford, General Motors, GE, IKEA, Heineken and Johnson Matthey across Europe, India, USA, China and Japan.
Professor Rich is a renowned academic and expert in productivity management and the application of lean enterprise methods. With Professor Dan Jones, he was a founding member of the Lean Enterprise Research Centre in 1994 and he now directs CLEAR – the Centre for Lean Enterprise Application and Research. Nick was trained by Toyota in Japan during the 1990s whilst at Cardiff Business School, he has co-authored several government reports, holds a number of honorary Professorships at UK and international Universities, and is highly regarded as an academic who can translate his research into practice. His research concerns the design and improvement of Highly Reliable Organisations and he spends his time split between manufacturing, service, and healthcare sectors.

Table of Contents

1. The Business of Survival and Growth
2. The Lean TPM Master Plan
3. Policy Deployment: Aligning People, Processes and Products Profitably
4. The Change Mandate: A Top Down/Bottom-Up Partnership
5. Transforming the Business Model
6. Process Stabilization
7. Process Optimisation
8. Moving Beyond the Factory
9. Sustaining the Improvement Drive

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