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  • By Craig Johnson
    May 7, 2019
    Many organizations do Lean things, but very few transform themselves successfully to operate in a Lean way. The Goodrich Aerostructures (formally Rohr Industries) operation in Chula Vista CA was days away from filing for bankruptcy in 1993 and was in desperate need of finding a way out of a very tough situation. The Aerostructures leadership team and employees turned to the Toyota Production System in a race against time to save the business and jobs. With an unrelenting constancy of purpose, Goodrich Aerostructures established a culture of continuous improvement which took the organization to the remarkable position of industry leader. Colin Cramp and Martin Lodge were part of the Chula Vista leadership team and recount the story of the Lean transformation of Goodrich Aerostructures. They explain the challenges of establishing the right leadership, behaviours, and work environment that united a workforce to become world-class in understanding the principles and application of the... More > Toyota Production System. This book is an excellent read for anyone who has an interest in understanding the challenges of organizational continuous improvement transformation. In easy to understand language, the authors recount the major challenges and events along the transformational journey. Each chapter is accompanied by a useful summary and thought-provoking list of things the reader may want to consider in their own organization.< Less
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April 22, 2019
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
1.28 lbs.
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6 wide x 9 tall
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