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Lean Compendium

Introduction to Modern Manufacturing Theory


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Bruno G. Rüttimann
    Pages 1-5
  3. Bruno G. Rüttimann
    Pages 7-20
  4. Bruno G. Rüttimann
    Pages 41-80
  5. Bruno G. Rüttimann
    Pages 81-101
  6. Bruno G. Rüttimann
    Pages 103-117
  7. Bruno G. Rüttimann
    Pages 119-131
  8. Bruno G. Rüttimann
    Pages 133-144
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 145-149

About this book


The book covers basic manufacturing theory and develops a Cartesian approach to explaining lean. It provides a structured fundament how a lean manufacturing system works. Students get a consistent approach, explaining lean by increased complexity (mono-product, multi-product, complex manufacturing systems) with theorems, corollaries, and lemmas. Instructors get explanations for lean based on a systemic model, helping to transmit a clear view about the theory of lean.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.D-MAVT - IWFinspire AG/ETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland

About the authors

Bruno Ruettiman is Dr.-Ing. (Politecnico di Milano), MBA (Bocconi University, Milan). He has 20 years of experience at the international industry (Alusuisse, Alcan, Rio Tinto). Since 2010 he is freelance consultant as well as consultant/instructor at inspire AG and lecturer at ETH Zurich.

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