Introduction. My Journey of Lean Learning: Eleven Corporate Transformations. What Is Lean? Measurement Can Be Easy. Value Stream Analysis Provides the Improvement Plan-And Kaizen Events Make It Happen. Tactical Organizational Practices. Strategic Organizational Practices. Building a Lean Culture.
George Koenigsaecker is a Board Executive for Simpler Consulting.
Praise for the Bestselling First Edition: Any senior executive serious about leading a lean transformation should start here. Koenigsaecker captures well the essence of sustained lean success, not just the feel-good kaizen event. -- Larry Culp, President and CEO, Danaher Corporation Koenigsaecker has spent more time transforming more organizations into lean enterprises than any other CEO. In this brief volume, he summarizes his 30 years of experimentation by describing lean, showing how to measure it, explaining the role of value stream analysis and kaizen, and providing a tactical and a strategic action plan for lean transformation. -- Jim Womack, Chairman and Founder, Lean Enterprise Institute This truly worked for us, and continues to make our Air Force better. The message comes with great stories and legendary examples to make Leading the Lean Enterprise Transformation readable for all. -- Michael W. Wynne, 21st Secretary, United States Air Force Koenigsaecker has been one of the most important mentors for me on our lean journey. His willingness to share his knowledge and experience with the ThedaCare team has been invaluable. -- John Toussaint, CEO, ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value