Creating a Lean Culture: Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions, Third Edition
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About the Author
David Mann is the author of Creating a Lean Culture: Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions. The book was awarded the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence in 2006 and has become a best-seller in its field. It has been translated into Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Thai.
In 15 years of Lean experience at Steelcase, Inc., Mann developed and applied the concepts of a Lean management system supporting 40+ Lean manufacturing value stream transformations, and led an internal consulting team that supported over 100 successful Lean enterprise business process value stream conversions. He established a Lean consulting practice in 2005 and retired from Steelcase in 2009.
Mann's consulting, teaching, and coaching experience includes Lean transformation in manufacturing, enterprise business processes, and healthcare organizations. His practice includes clients in healthcare, mining and energy, discrete and process manufacturing, technology, food processing, and enterprise business processes.
Mann is a frequent consultant trainer and speaker on Lean leadership and management, a Shingo Prize examiner, and a faculty member in management science at the Fisher College of Business, the Ohio State University. Mann is an organizational psychologist, earning his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in 1976. He lives in West Michigan with his wife, a retired criminal prosecutor. They have two daughters. For more information, visit www.dmannlean.com or contact him at dmann@dmannlean com.
"This book became an instant classic in the literature of professional operations. In this third edition, David Mann updates and expands his teaching with five additional years of valuable experience and expertise derived from his very active, multi-industry consultancy. I have benefitted greatly from his writing and wholeheartedly recommend this book to be top-of-the desk of any serious Lean practitioner or performance transformation leader."
-- Raymond C. Floyd, two-time Shingo Prize Winner, President and CEO, Plasco Energy Group
"This book has long been my 'go-to' guide on Lean management practices that help create a culture of continuous improvement and excellence. I have recommended the book to countless healthcare leaders who rave about how helpful it is in translating Lean principles into daily management behaviors. The healthcare examples make it even more relevant as a must read for any hospital leader who aims to move beyond Lean tools.."
"David Mann builds substantially on his seminal work on the Lean management system. The book is full of new insight and polishes the most important ideas about Lean management. The new chapter on engaging executive leadership alone is worth the price of the book."
-- Peter Ward, Richard M. Ross Professor and Chair, Department of Management Science, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
--- Mark Graban, author of Lean Hospitals, co-author of Healthcare Kaizen and The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen"As more companies outside the manufacturing sector pursue Lean transformations, Creating a Lean Culture is as critical a resource as ever. Breaking down silos and navigating tricky internecine politics remain a momentous challenge, and Mann's case-based insights are an invaluable tool."
-- Peg Pennington, Executive Director, Center for Operational Excellence, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University "David has once again taken the topics that trip us up and put structure and guidance around them. His new work on executive involvement is worth the price of the book all by itself. Many of us have struggled with this topic and David provides a path to success."
-- Elizabeth M. King, Vice President Organizational Effectiveness, ESCO Corporation