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A Study of the Toyota Production System. Shigeo Shingo. Order from Amazon.

Creating Continuous Flow.  Mike Rother and Rick Harris.  How to create real, not fake, flow through your processes.  Excellent material in an easy to read, workbook like format.  Order from Amazon.

 

Lean Standard System.  What are the lean functions that can be supported with software.  Order Directly From Gray Research.

Creating Level Pull. Art Smalley. Order from Amazon.  Order from Amazon.

 

Creating Mixed Model Value Streams.  Kevin J. Duggan.  Practical lean techniques for building to demand.  Highly recommended.  Order from Amazon.

Kanban. Just-in-Time at Toyota. Japan Management Association. Order from Amazon.  

 

Japanese Manufacturing Techniques. Richard J. Schonberger.  Order from Amazon.  

Just-in-Time. Making It Happen. William Sandras.  Order from Amazon  

Lean Production Simplified. Pascal Dennis. An excellent introduction to Lean concepts. Order from Amazon. Order from Amazon

 

Lean Lexicon.  Chet Marchwinski and John Shook.  A graphical glossary for Lean Thinkers.  Order from Amazon.  

Lean Thinking.  Jim Womack and Dan Jones.  The best introductory book on the subject of Lean Manufacturing.  Order from Amazon.

Learning to See.  Mike Rother and John Shook.  Value stream mapping to add value and eliminate waste.  Excellent material in an easy to read, workbook like format.  Order from Amazon.

Let's Fix It!: Overcoming the Crisis in Manufacturing

Let's Fix It! Overcome the Crisis in Manufacturing. Richard J. Schonberger. Research-based principles of manufacturing management.  Order from Amazon 

Making Materials Flow. Rick Harris, Chris Harris, and Earl Wilson. Designing material routes for lean production.  Excellent material in an easy to read, workbook like format.  Order from Amazon

 

Seeing the Whole.  Dan Jones and Jim Womack.  Value stream mapping to add value and eliminate waste - across an entire Lean Enterprise.  Excellent material in an easy to read, workbook like format.  Order from Amazon

 

The New Manufacturing Challenge. Techniques for Continuous Improvement. Kiyoshi Suzaki. Order from Amazon

Today and Tomorrow. Henry Ford. Lean manufacturing concepts from the real Father of Lean. Order from Amazon.  Order from Amazon

 

Toyota Production System. Yasuhiro Monden. The definitive study of TPS. Order from Amazon  

Toyota Production System. Beyond Large-Scale Production.  Taiichi Ohno.  The Toyota Production System from the “Father of TPS”.  Order from Amazon

 

Value Stream Management.  Don Tapping, Tom Luyster and Tom Shuker.  Order from Amazon  

World Class Manufacturing. Richard J. Schonberger.  Order from Amazon  

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