Readings

LEC # TOPICS READINGS

1

Welcome and Overview

Lean Thinking

Murman, Earll, Tom Allen, Kirkor Bozdogan, Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Hugh McManus, Debbie Nightingale, Eric Rebentisch, Tom Shields, Fred Stahl Myles Walton, Joyce Warmkessel, Stanley Weiss, and Sheila Widnall. "Lean Thinking." Chapter 4 in Lean Enterprise Value: Insights from the MIT Lean Aerospace Initiative. New York: Palgrave/MacMillan, 2002.
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Six Sigma Principles

Systems Change Principles

Dennis, Pascal. "The Birth of Lean Production," and "The Lean Production System." Chapters 1 and 2 in Lean Production Simplified: A Plain Language Guide to the World's Most Powerful Production System. New York: Productivity Press, 2002.

Breyfogle, Forrest W, III. "Six Sigma Overview and S4/IEE Implementation." Chapter 1 in Implementing Six Sigma: Smarter Solutions Using Statistical Methods. 2nd ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, 2003.

Wheeler, Donald. "The Purpose of Analysis is Insight." Chapter 3 in Understanding Variation: The Key to Managing Chaos. Knoxville, TN: SPC Press, 1993.

3 "Pre-Stability" Considerations Womack, James, Daniel Jones, and Daniel Roos. "Running the Factory." Chapter 4 in The Machine That Changed the World. New York: Harper, 1990.
4 Team-Based, Knowledge-Driven Work Systems

Spear, Steven, and H. Kent Bowen. "Decoding the DNA of the Toyota Production System." Harvard Business Review, (September-October 1999).

Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Joel, Michio Nitta, Betty Barrett, Nejib Belhedi, Cheryl Coutchie, Takashi Inaba, Iwao Ishino, Seepa Lee, Wen-Jeng Lin, William Mothersell, Jennifer Mulder, Stacia Rabine, Shobha Ramanand, and Arthur Wheaton. "Japanese Team-Based Work Systems in the United States: Explaining the Diversity." California Management Review 37, no. 1 (Fall, 1994).

Socio-Tech Implementation Simulation and Readings.

5 Manufacturing Stakeholder Alignment

Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Joel, Michio Nitta, Betty Barrett, Nejib Belhedi, Simon Chow, Takashi Inaba, Iwao Ishino, Wen-Jeng Lin, Michael Moore, William Mothersell, Jennifer Palthe, Shobha Ramanand, Mark Strolle, and Arthur Wheaton. "Labor Relations." Chapter 8 in Knowledge-Driven Work: Lessons from Japanese and U.S. Work Practices. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Additional Readings on Lean Supply Chains.

6 In-Station Process Control and Standardized Work

Dennis, Pascal. "Standardized Work." Chapter 4 in Lean Production Simplified: A Plain Language Guide to the World's Most Powerful Production System. New York: Productivity Press, 2002.

Thornton, Anna. "Introduction," "Basics of Variation Risk Management," and "Assessment of Frequencies and Contribution of Defects." Chapters 1, 2, and 5 in Variation Risk Management: Focusing Quality Improvements in Product Development and Production. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, 2003.

7 Total Productive Maintenance and Standardized Support

Dennis, Pascal. "Stability." Chapter 3 in Lean Production Simplified: A Plain Language Guide to the World's Most Powerful Production System New York: Productivity Press, 2002.

Goodson, R. Eugene. "Read a Plant Fast." Harvard Business Review (May 2002).

8 Value Streams Womack, James P., and Daniel T. Jones. "The Simple Case," "The Harder Case," and "The Acid Test." Chapters 6, 7, and 8 in Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in your Corporation. New York: Simon And Schuster, 1996.
9 Material Flow Dennis, Pascal. "Just-in-time," and "Jidoka." Chapters 5 and 6 in Lean Production Simplified: A Plain Language Guide to the World's Most Powerful Production System. New York: Productivity Press, 2002.
10 Knowledge and Information Flow Dennis, Pascal. "Involvement - The Wind that Fills the Sail," and "Hoshin Planning." Chapters 7 and 8 in Lean Production Simplified: A Plain Language Guide to the World's Most Powerful Production System. New York: Productivity Press, 2002.
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Customer "Pull" Systems

Auto Industry

mp_logo.gif Pil, Frits, and Matthias Holweg. Selected chapters in The Second Century: Reconnecting Customer and Value Chain through Build-to-Order. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2004. ISBN: 9780262083324.
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Aerospace Industry

Customer Support Operations

Selected readings on "Sense and Respond".
13 Transitions from "Pre-Stability" to Stability to Flow to Pull (#13), and Lean Enterprise Alignment Principles (#14)

Murman, Earll, Tom Allen, Kirkor Bozdogan, Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Hugh McManus, Debbie Nightingale, Eric Rebentisch, Tom Shields, Fred Stahl Myles Walton, Joyce Warmkessel, Stanley Weiss, and Sheila Widnall. "Islands of Success," and "Lean Enterprises." Chapters 5 and 6 in Lean Enterprise Value: Insights from the MIT Lean Aerospace Initiative. New York: Palgrave/MacMillan, 2002.

Rothenberg, Sandra, Fritz Pil, and James Maxwell. "Lean, Green and the Quest for Superior Performance." Journal of Production and Operations Management 10, no. 3 (2001).

14 Ready, Set, Go None
15 Lean Simulation None