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Leading Beyond Lean

The Seven Drivers of Productivity

  • Authors
  • Petter Østbø
  • Mark Wetherill
  • Robin Cattermole

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-6
  2. Petter Østbø, Mark Wetherill, Robin Cattermole
    Pages 7-17
  3. Petter Østbø, Mark Wetherill, Robin Cattermole
    Pages 18-43
  4. Petter Østbø, Mark Wetherill, Robin Cattermole
    Pages 44-87
  5. Petter Østbø, Mark Wetherill, Robin Cattermole
    Pages 88-100
  6. Petter Østbø, Mark Wetherill, Robin Cattermole
    Pages 101-111
  7. Petter Østbø, Mark Wetherill, Robin Cattermole
    Pages 112-127
  8. Petter Østbø, Mark Wetherill, Robin Cattermole
    Pages 128-136
  9. Petter Østbø, Mark Wetherill, Robin Cattermole
    Pages 137-142
  10. Petter Østbø, Mark Wetherill, Robin Cattermole
    Pages 143-156
  11. Petter Østbø, Mark Wetherill, Robin Cattermole
    Pages 157-163
  12. Petter Østbø, Mark Wetherill, Robin Cattermole
    Pages 164-169
  13. Petter Østbø, Mark Wetherill, Robin Cattermole
    Pages 170-177
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 178-206

About this book

Introduction

Three practicing managers with years of experience improving production facilities around the world explain why lean methodology on its own often fails to deliver productivity gains and how a holistic package incorporating safety, employee development, business planning, capital spending, performance management, quality and lean work can together to deliver results.

Improving productivity is the holy grail of every site manager. But while three decades of initiatives from Kaizen through TQM to Lean/Six Sigma have all had an impact, the fact remains that a few companies outperform the others.

This is often because individual change initiatives address only one aspect of a much more complex problem. What is needed is a holistic productivity system that addresses every aspect of production. To implement a productivity system in practice, you need more than TQM, more that Lean. Based on their experience managing and improving production facilities around the world the authors show how there are seven key elements that combine to create a sustainable productivity system.

Leading Beyond Lean explains how these seven elements work together, and how you can set up your own bespoke productivity system, like they did.

As practising managers Østbø, Wetherill and Cattermole have used these techniques and procedures to deliver improvements in both in safety and productivity. Helping their sites to become more economically viable, evolving from "problem sites" with uncertain futures into vibrant sites that attract reinvestment and growth. They become cleaner, safer and better organised, and therefore more attractive places to work in.

This book will help any company, any site manager, and any production director understand what is needed to set up a lasting productivity system, not in theory, but in practice – and to deliver outstanding results.

Keywords

lean productivity operations HR performance business planning improvement six sigma safety employee development business planning capital spending performance management quality

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-94948-9
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-94947-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-94948-9
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