The LSS Academy Guide to Lean: Update

lssa-guide.JPGA few months ago, during the launch of the new and improved LSS Academy, we made our first free ebook available: The LSS Academy Guide to Lean Manufacturing

Honored and Humbled

I have been blown away by the number of kind emails I have received from all over the world. 

If you haven’t subscribed to the “LSS Academy Insider” and received your free copy of The LSS Academy Guide to Lean Manufacturing, no worries. 

All you have to do is visit the website (for those reading this via RSS) and subscribe to the our free LSS Academy Insider newsletter (see top left hand side of website). 

If you have any problems or questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Table of Contents

Here is sneak peak at the ebook table of contents.

ABOUT THIS BOOK: 4
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: 5
ABOUT LSS ACADEMY: 7
CHAPTER 1: WHAT IS LEAN MANUFACTURING?: 8
CHAPTER 2: FINANCE 101 BY TAIICHI: 10
CHAPTER 3: THE FORGOTTEN M’S: 12
CHAPTER 4: WAITING: 14
CHAPTER 5: NO STANDARDS, NO KAIZEN: 16
CHAPTER 6: STANDARD WORK: 18
CHAPTER 7: WHY FLOW COUNTER CLOCKWISE?: 21
CHAPTER 8: JIDOKA – THE FORGOTTEN PILLAR: 24
CHAPTER 9: HEIJUNKA IN THE FRONT OFFICE: 26
CHAPTER 10: WHY HEIJUNKA? – PART 1: 28
CHAPTER 11: WHY HEIJUNKA? – PART 2: 32
CHAPTER 12: SINGLE MINUTE EXCHANGE OF DIES (SMED): 35
CHAPTER 13: OEE – NOT JUST FOR TPM PROGRAMS!: 38
CHAPTER 14: VALUE STREAM MAPPING OVERVIEW: 40
CHAPTER 15: HOW TO CREATE A PQPR MATRIX: 42
CHAPTER 16: CURRENT STATE VALUE STREAM MAPPING: 45
CHAPTER 17: FUTURE STATE VALUE STREAM MAPPING: 54
CHAPTER 18: INTRODUCING THE KAIZEN NEWSPAPER: 61
CHAPTER 19: TWO TYPES OF KAIZEN: 64
CHAPTER 20: KAIZEN RULES: 1&2: 66
CHAPTER 21: KAIZEN RULES: 3&4: 67
CHAPTER 22: KAIZEN RULES: 5&6: 68
CHAPTER 23: KAIZEN RULES: 7&8: 70
CHAPTER 24: KAIZEN RULES: 9&10: 71
CHAPTER 25: REPENT, I MEAN HANSEI!: 72
CHAPTER 26: IS LAYING PEOPLE OFF REALLY ANTI-LEAN?: 74
CHAPTER 27: SHADOWS OR REALITY: 76
FINAL WORDS: 79
RECOMMENDED READING: 80
LSS ACADEMY SPONSORS: 81

LSS Academy Insider Benefits

In addition to the free ebook, there are some other benefits of being a LSS Academy Insider, including access to some LSS Academy Insider exclusive training videos I plan to launch in the future.  Best of all, it’s all 100% free.

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7 Comments

  1. Stan Wilson

    April 14, 2008 - 7:43 am

    Thanks for this excellent resource, Ron. I have shared it with several people on my team. We are excited to see your video training.

  2. Jani

    April 14, 2008 - 8:53 am

    I have really enjoyed the website and book. Since I just downloaded the newest version from the link in your newsletter one idea I have is to change the revision of the book when you make changes. This will help us keep things organized.

  3. Ron Pereira

    April 14, 2008 - 3:36 pm

    Thanks Stan and Jani. And Jani, I will take your advice and increase the rev for the next update. This never even crossed my mind for this last modification.

  4. Beth Wells

    April 14, 2008 - 7:55 pm

    Your ebook made me really mad since I have spent so much money on other books when most of what they were talking about is in your free book. I just wish I came across your site sooner. I do want to thank you for your generosity.

  5. Ron Pereira

    April 14, 2008 - 9:13 pm

    Jeesh Beth, you scared me for a moment! I am glad you found some value in the book and appreciate your kind words. All the best.

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