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Reading List

Learning to See: Value Stream Mapping to Add Value and Eliminate Muda – John R. Shook, John Shook, and Mike Rother (Classic on LEAN manufacturing and value stream mapping.)

Lean Six Sigma Demystified: A Self-Teaching Guide – Jay Arthur (Simplified root cause analysis, Pareto and the quality methods that are really useful. Useful software.)

Quality Planning and Analysis – J.M. Juran and Frank M. Gryna (Statistical tools, continual improvement; higher level theory.)

A beginner’s Guide to Quality in Manufacturing – Michael Tedaldi, Fred Scaglione and Vincent Russotti. (Simplified practical SPC, quality control. May be out of print.)

The Goal by Eli Goldratt (The fundamental introduction to the Theory of Constraints which can help identify which problems to work on first and help eliminate bottlenecks and generate revenue.)

The Toyota Way by Jeffery Liker (A good fundamental yet technical introduction to LEAN manufacturing and how Toyota has used the principles)

The Machine That Changed The World The Story of Lean Production by James P. Womack

Out of the Crisis – W. Edwards Deming (Focus on management style. A timeless classic for North Americans.)

Throughput Accounting by Thomas Corbett (Few books study the concept of throughput accounting. This book can change the way you think about the accuracy and effectiveness of your accounting systems)

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