Liquid Lean: Developing Lean Culture in the Process Industries received the 2012 Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence, Research, and Professional Publication Award
CRC Press / Productivity Press is pleased to announce that Raymond C. Floyd has been honored with the prestigious Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence, Research, and Professional Publication Award. This prize is awarded to authors who advance the Lean body of knowledge into new areas and promote a broad understanding of operational excellence.
Written by Raymond Floyd, an unparalleled leader of Lean transformations,
Liquid Lean: Developing Lean Culture in the Process Industries provides potential process industry change agents with the no-nonsense guide needed to eliminate waste and achieve sustainable optimal efficiency. Presenting lessons in lean as they apply within the liquid industries, the book focuses on developing the four measures of Lean as defined by the Shingo Award:
1. Business Results
2. Consistent Lean Enterprise Culture
3. Continuous Process Improvement
4. Cultural Enablers
Illustrated with his own success stories, Floyd describes business results, Lean enterprise thinking, and policy deployment in process industry terms. He offers detailed theory, practice, and examples of continuous process improvement, and describes the leadership and defines the ethics needed to evolve and sustain Lean transformation. Floyd lays out the specific steps needed during the first six months of transformation and the benchmarks to be achieved during the first two years of implementation. All companies can benefit from Lean; this book makes sure that those who want it, know how.
“I urge all manufacturing managers and leaders to read this volume carefully and to take Ray’s lessons to heart. They will be doing their organizations, their shareholders, and their employees, a great service.”
— Rick George, President and CEO, Suncor Energy Inc.
“If you truly want world-class performance, you will want a copy of this book on your desk as a ready reference manual.”
— King Pouw, Executive Vice President, Kellogg Company
“This book is about ‘walking the talk.’ Ray provides uniquely valuable insight from having personally led several organizations to achieve exceptional results applying lean principles.”
— H. Eugene McBrayer. Former President, Exxon Chemical Company
Liquid Lean: Developing Lean Culture in the Process Industries
ISBN: 9781420088625, 346 pp., Hardcover, $49.95
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