Together with my co-founder of the Lean Learning Center, Andy Carlino, we always believed that our goal was to make our ideas and advice as accessible to people as possible. It is one of the reasons that we designed classes where a single individual went. But that was still a barrier to access and so we decided to write The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Lean to share our ideas. We have been very pleased with the response to the book, as many companies continue to use it as required reading for their leaders. I added the eBook A3 Problem Solving later in part to help solidify my own ideas, but also provide people with an accessible way to understand this versatile method. We hope you enjoy the books and always appreciate any feedback, questions, or ideas you would like to share.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Lean
by Jamie Flinchbaugh (Author), Andy Carlino (Author), Dennis Pawley (Foreword)
Hitchhikers do not travel a fixed path. They intentionally wander so they can learn and grow along the way. Embarking on the lean journey is similar, there are many roads on which to wander and no single one is right for all. “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Lean: Lessons from the Road” reveals the most critical lessons learned over the authors’ combined 30-plus years of exploring the lean highways.
Hardcover: 216 pages
Publisher: Society of Manufacturing Engineers; 1 edition (December 1, 2005)
A3 Problem Solving: Applying Lean Thinking
by Jamie Flinchbaugh
This ebook on A3 Problem Solving is meant to demystify some of what people know and hear about A3s. In the past 5 years, it has become one of the most prominent lean tools. But while the work itself is hard, the method doesn’t have to be as complicated as it is made. In this ebook, we get to the core of what it’s all about, how you use it, and connect it to lean thinking throughout. After all, a template is useless without the thinking.
File Size: 1239 KB
Print Length: 45 pages
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.