JIT is Flow – Practice and Principles of Lean Manufacturing – A New Book

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A new JIT/LEAN manufacturing book by Hiroyuki Hirano and Makoto Furuya, edited by Norman Bodek. The book provides a comprehensive step-by-step approach to the tools of Lean Manufacturing and demonstrates that Lean must be lead by a commitment to change and a positive approach to innovation.

A new JIT/LEAN manufacturing book by Hiroyuki Hirano and Makoto Furuya, edited by Norman Bodek. The book provides a comprehensive step-by-step approach to the tools of Lean Manufacturing and demonstrates that Lean must be lead by a commitment to change and a positive approach to innovation.

Fifteen years ago Mr. Hirano’s JIT Implementation Manual was sold in the US for $2,000. Can a business manual be worth $2,000? If you read the book and applied JIT principles in your company you could have saved millions of dollars. Mr. Hirano’s and Mr. Furuya’s new book will surely dazzle you and the price of the book is only $47.52.

JIT IS FLOW is a treasure chest on how to implement JIT/Lean. This book is a wonderful addition to Jeffrey Liker’s The Toyota Way, and books by James P. Womack and others. Mr. Ohno and Dr. Shingo would surely have approved.

Included:

  • “5S” Concept for Management – 1 S Simple is best, 2 S Small is Beautiful, 3 S Slim is elegant, 4 S Short is flexible and 5 S Smooth is excellent.
  • Inventory is the Best Measure of Management – Why Inventory Accumulates – Inventory, a Necessary Evil?
  • Production and People - The Honesty of Factory - The Truth about Top Management    - The Truth about Employee Morale - The Truth about Organization - The Truth about Machines and Equipment - The Truth about Efficiency -People Love Making Things - People Have a Love for Place - People Have a Love for People - People Have a Love for Product

In addition: Converting to JIT Production, Elimination of Waste, Production is Music, Five Faults of Large Facilities and Equipment, Standard Operations, The Six Rules of Kanban, the 10 Commandments of Kaikaku, The Five Progressive Levels of Factory quality, Three Basic Causes of Zero Defects, Four Steps to Autonomation, The Five Basics for Innovative Setup/Changeover Reduction, Measures for Effective Maintenance.     

I would be happy to send you the Table of Contents please email me at bodek@pcspress.com

Foreword by Robert “Doc” Hall

“JIT truly is flow—and flow is best medicine in a disruptive ultra-competitive world. This book covers all the bases in telling how. And don’t miss the insightful 24-page interview at the end. I think the trailing interview with Erik Hager is great.” Richard J. Schonberger, author or Japanese Manufacturing Techniques: Nine Hidden Lessons in Simplicity

“Going through this book has been a rewarding experience. Hirano's "5 Pillars of the Visual Workplace" and "JIT Implementation manual" were classics. They contained detailed descriptions of the techniques and clear instructions that could be immediately implemented on the shop floor. However they were also very prescriptive and not so easy to adapt to other sectors. This book brings out the depth of the thought process behind Hirano's work. The know-why and the know-how that is contained in this book will be extremely useful to every business in today's scenario. It is an amazing book. This is another feather in your cap. Best wishes for the success of this book - and may there be many more.” T. V. Suresh, President, Tao Consulting, Chenai, India

“JIT IS FLOW is the best lean manufacturing book for study groups that I have ever encountered.” Doug Nelson, CFPIM, CIRM, CSSBB, President, APICS, Portland Chapter

“JIT IS FLOW” gets back to the 'basics' of lean. The book goes right to the heart of 'why' we focus on waste (long-term competitiveness & profitability), as opposed to making waste reduction a short-term, cost-savings-based exercise. By understanding the principles behind the tools, we can begin the journey toward REAL change, & REAL success. I plan to recommend this book to every management team I work with. Bill Kluck, President, NWLEAN, Inc

This is a great book. It provides a comprehensive step-by-step approach to the tools of Lean Manufacturing and demonstrates that Lean must be lead by a commitment to change and a positive approach to innovation. I encourage every manager that is motivated to get results to read this book! Collin McLoughlin, President, Enna Inc.

“JIT is FLOW" is a great HOW To manual for any organization looking for the competitive advantage. This should be a required Text for all business schools! Hirano is an Icon and is still ahead of his time. David McGiverin, Process Engineer, DCI International

“Their explanations are both simple and profound, the mark of deep experience. Readers new to the system will easily grasp the basic ideas, while those that have worked with it a long time will spot insights that had not occurred to them before. Like Alice in Wonderland, readers are apt to learn from it according to the experience they bring to the reading – and perhaps see something new each time they re-thumb it. That makes JIT IS FLOW a book to keep on the shelf. The foreword was written by Robert “Doc” Hall, editor of AME’s Target magazine.

Other books from PCS Press: The Idea Generator – Quick and Easy Kaizen, Kaikaku – The Power and Magic of Lean (A Shingo prize winner), All You Gotta Do Is Ask, and Rebirth of American Industry. The press can obtain copies of books by contacting Norman Bodek at 360-737-1883 or bodek@pcspress.com; others can purchase copies from http://www.pcspress.com

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