Transform your HR Department into an "Agent of Change" during Lean
Changing an organization from a mass manufacturing environment
to a lean environment is significant and affects all levels of the
company if the implementation is done correctly. Many times,
however, lean implementers become so involved with the nuts and
bolts of lean implementation that the "people" side of the business
With an HR perspective, veteran consultants Chris Harris and
Rick Harris walk readers through a simple, step-by-step proven
method for transforming a mass production workforce into a lean
thinking one that possesses the necessary skills, training, and
attitude to march in a new direction. They explain the role of
human resources in a lean-oriented facility, emphasizing systematic
training that continues for all employees. They also discuss the
value of promoting employees from within a facility to team leader
and group leader positions, andthe importance of flexibility. This
critically acclaimed book includes sample training sessions with
""Most of us are now far enough down the path in lean production
to realize that the results lie in the details. This short volume
presents all of the details you will need to create a frontline
workforce and system of direct supervision that can effectively
plan, do, reflect, and adjust, as you move your own operations
--From the Foreword by James Womack, Chairman, Lean Enterprise
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