ISBN 9788131522660,The Lean Extended Enterprise : Moving Beyond the Four Walls to Value Stream Excellence

The Lean Extended Enterprise : Moving Beyond the Four Walls to Value Stream Excellence



Cengage Learning India Pvt. Ltd

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788131522660

ISBN-10 8131522660


Number of Pages 296 Pages
Language (English)


This book provides executives, managers and educators with a comprehensive implementation plan for implementing enterprise-wide lean. Using the Lean Extended Enterprise Reference Model (LEERM), it demonstrates that by deploying the right methodologies and technologies to the right situation you can achieve breakthroughs in performance. It also illustrates how to integrate lean, six sigma, kaizen and enterprise resources planning into a total business improvement initiative, beyond the four walls of an organization.

Demonstrates how to integrate Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen, ERP into a total business improvement initiative and how to apply the right method to the right opportunities to achieve breakthroughs in performance.
Illustrates how to develop, organize, launch and lead a successful enterprise-wide lean operating philosophy, from the executive suite to the shipping dock and upstream and downstream with suppliers and customers respectively through the total value chain.
Explains how to apply lean to non-traditional 'soft process' areas such as-product development, engineering, customer service, production planning/purchasing and other support functions.
Includes implementation tools, assessment guides and templates

About the Author

Terence T. Burton, President, Center for Excellence in Operations, Inc., has over thirty years of experience in manufacturing, quality assurance, engineering, materials management, purchasing, distribution and management consulting. Terry holds a BS and MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of New Haven and an MBA from Boston University. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a national Lean SIG Chairman and a CPIM certified member of APICS and a frequent instructor/educator and speaker at various industry events. Terry has hundreds of published articles to his credit on Lean, Six Sigma, Supply Chain and Accelerated Product Development and is the author of four books by Prentice-Hall and Harcourt Brace.

Steven M. Boeder is currently Plant Manager at Traex Company, Unit of Libbey, Inc. Steve has over twenty-two years of experience in production, materials management, purchasing, quality and information technology. Steve has extensive implementation experience in Lean Manufacturing and serves as a frequent instructor on the subject at the University of Wisconsins Management Institute. He holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, an MBA from Edgewood College and is a CPIM and CIRM certified member of APICS and AME. He has also served as National Lean SIG Chairman of APICS.