Lean Tools in Apparel Manufacturing

Lean Tools in Apparel Manufacturing
Author: Prabir Jana,Manoj Tiwari
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2021-02-17
ISBN 10: 0128194278
ISBN 13: 9780128194270
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lean Tools in Apparel Manufacturing Book Review:

The never-ending global search for a country with a low labour wage is almost bottoming out. The so-called labor-oriented apparel manufacturing industry is poised to change. Due to fierce global pressure on reducing price and lead time, the textiles and apparel producers will have to banish all waste from their supply chain. Lean manufacturing which removes waste and smoothens the process flow is gaining popularity among textiles and apparel producers and will be a key element for the survival of the industry in the years ahead. An overview of various lean tools with a balanced mix of conceptual knowledge and practical applications in the context of apparel manufacturing Valuable industry information which managers and engineers can follow themselves without the need to hire outside consultants Case studies and examples from apparel manufacturing demonstrating how lean tools are being used successfully by leading organizations; an academician’s delight Possible use cases of several lean tools having potential use in the apparel manufacturing scenario

Industrial Engineering in Apparel Manufacturing

Industrial Engineering in Apparel Manufacturing
Author: Dr. Prabir Jana, Dr. Manoj Tiwari
Publsiher: Apparel Resources Pvt. Ltd.
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2020-03-11
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Industrial Engineering in Apparel Manufacturing Book Review:

While there is pressure (from buyers), inclination (within self to do better) and a heightened aspiration among apparel manufacturers to use Industrial Engineering (IE) like other more industrialized sectors, there is no specific book as such dealing with IE in relation to apparel manufacturing. The existing books that are already written on IE possess academic rigour and generic functions applicable across industries, thus making it difficult for the practitioners to refer and clear discrete doubts related to apparel manufacturing. Undoubtedly, work study is the centrepiece of Industrial Engineering; however apart from work study, industrial engineers in apparel industry are also supposed to perform various other functions like preparing operation breakdown and operation flow chart, selecting machine type and attachment and workaids, planning machine layout for maximizing unidirectional material movement, optimising inventory and storage space and maintaining workplace health and safety. These are some of the areas that often lack significant attention. This practitioner’s handbook is an amalgamation of theory and practices, including steps of implementation and common mistakes. A balanced approached is taken to make it equally meaningful and useful for the academics as well as the industry. A unique section titled “industry practices” is incorporated at the end of each chapter which shares the typical practices, constraints and benefits accrued by the industry, which will give meaningful insight to the readers and help them relate theory with actual practice.

Making Apparel Manufacturing Lean

Making Apparel Manufacturing Lean
Author: Anand K. Deshpande
Publsiher: Apparel Resources Pvt. Ltd.
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2021-06-23
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Apparel Manufacturing Lean Book Review:

I have been a Lean Management Consultant for the past decade and have been asked interesting questions by my prospects/clients. I’d have to say, the most made statement has been “Lean only works in the Automotive Industry and is not applicable to our industry…”. This misconception is what triggered me to write a book on Lean for the various industries that I consult in, i.e. one book for every industry. This book on the application of LEAN in Apparel Manufacturing, is my first foray into authoring a book. This book is an attempt to educate its readers on how to implement the practical aspects of LEAN, on the shopfloor. It begins with the dissemination of the interrelated elements of the Toyota Production System, the objective of TPS and its importance in Production Management. The concepts of LEAN and waste elimination are then explained with an overview of the Seven Types of Manufacturing Wastes. Value Stream Mapping, a frequently used tool to map the waste, has been elaborated in four chapters. These chapters explain concepts like Product Family Matrix, KPI definitions, guiding principles to design a Lean process and the construction of the ‘AS IS’ and the ‘TO BE’ Value Stream Maps. Individual chapters are devoted to the elements of TPS like 5S, Visual Management, Skill Management, Process Standardization and Single Minute Exchange of Dies. These chapters explain the concepts and their application in detail, equipping you with the required tools and techniques. The chapter on Balanced Score Card and Hoshin Kanri explains the mechanism of aligning the vision of the factory to the individual objectives. The chapters on A3 Problem Solving and Quality Management initiate the readers to a scientific methodology of problem solving. We follow up with chapters on Kanban Systems and WIP Management in order to get a sense of Pull systems. The chapter on Total Productive Maintenance lays emphasis on measurement of OEE% and the problem-solving cascade. We end this book with chapters on Shopfloor Control, sustaining a Lean culture and providing a Lean Implementation Model for Apparel Manufacturing. I would like to extend my gratitude to Deepak Mohindra, Chairman, Apparel Resources for his continued support and guidance. My wife Manali, my daughters Aishwarya & Arya and my mother Padma, have also been my constant motivators. I would also like to thank my past and current clients for implementing my advice. This book would be incomplete without mentioning Ashish Grover, who was a great support during preliminary Lean pilots on the garmenting shopfloor. This book is my tribute to him. I hope that this book creates more value for you and your organization. Wish you all the best in your LEAN journey!

Productivity Improvement in Apparel Manufacturing

Productivity Improvement in Apparel Manufacturing
Author: Paul F. Bowes,Paul Collyer, Manoj Tiwari, Pradeep Jha, Mausmi Ambastha, Roberto Inglesi, Rajesh Bheda, Brad Mikes, Late Roger Thomas, Keerthi Abeywickrama, Pradeep Kumar Jha
Publsiher: Apparel Resources Pvt. Ltd.
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2020-08-13
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Productivity Improvement in Apparel Manufacturing Book Review:

Productivity improvement means doing the same thing in a better and smarter way and continuing to work on improving the techniques for an individual or a team on the shopfloor. And this continuous improvement is the only way to achieve high profitability. Garment manufacturing involves number of operations carried out by different operators and all the activities starting from cutting, sewing till finishing are different from each other in terms of the way they are performed and the technology being used for them. So, it is always advisable to look at the working of four aspects and that are material, machine, men and method. However there are ways to build higher productive efficiencies which result in reduction in cost and bring in higher profit margin.. The book discusses different case studies from the shopfloor showing productivity improvements.

Lean Manufacturing

Lean Manufacturing
Author: William M Feld
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2000-09-28
ISBN 10: 1420025538
ISBN 13: 9781420025538
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lean Manufacturing Book Review:

There are some very good books available that explain the Lean Manufacturing theory and touch on implementing its techniques. However, you cannot learn "how to be" lean from merely reading the theory. And to be successful in the real-work environment you need a clear comprehension of how lean techniques work, rather than just a remote understanding of what they are. You need to know what does and does not work in different situations. And you need the benefit of practical experience in their implementation. Lean Manufacturing: Tools, Techniques, and How to Use Them gives you the benefit of author and practitioner William Feld's 15 years of hands-on experience - and the lessons he's learned. Feld provides insight into the appropriate use of assessment, analysis, design, and, most importantly, deployment of a successful lean manufacturing program. Packed with practical advice and tips but not bogged down in theory, this book covers how, why, when, and what to do while implementing lean manufacturing. It equips you with the tools and techniques you need along with an understanding of how and why they work. Feld explores why an integrated approach is so much more beneficial in securing sustained improvement. He focuses on the interdependency of the Five Primary Elements: organization, metrics, logistics, manufacturing flow, and process control. He describes a proven, applied approach to creating a lean program using these elements. To keep up globally, and even locally, your manufacturing operation must be responsive, flexible, predictable, and consistent. You must continually improve manufacturing operations and cultivate a self directed work force driven by output based, customer performance criteria. By applying what you learn from Lean Manufacturing: Tools, Techniques, and How to Use Them you can build a workforce - and an organization - with the capacity to satisfy world class expectations now and into the future.

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Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9811921083
ISBN 13: 9789811921087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How to Upgrade Pakistani Textile Industry Effects of Lean Techniques on the Company s Productivity

How to Upgrade Pakistani Textile Industry   Effects of Lean Techniques on the Company   s Productivity
Author: Muhammad Bilal Majid,Irfan Sabir,Dannial Khokhar
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2020-09-10
ISBN 10: 3346244350
ISBN 13: 9783346244352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Upgrade Pakistani Textile Industry Effects of Lean Techniques on the Company s Productivity Book Review:

Master's Thesis from the year 2020 in the subject Business economics - Supply, Production, Logistics, grade: A, , language: English, abstract: In this thesis different apparel industries are overseen using interviews, secondary data and observations, a survey is also conducted to gather general information and effectiveness of lean and its tools. For the survival in the present race of industries it is very important to upgrade and calibrate the technology. Lean manufacturing concept is applied to Pakistan’s Textile trade. The determination of conducting this study is to check that how much lean is effective; it is a multidimensional approach only the major dimensions are discussed in this research like reducing waste and improving productivity in garment production. I Two lean tools are also implemented. Resultantly the data gathered concludes that lean approach is highly efficient, but still a long way to go on the road of lean. The conducted survey shows that there is a good awareness regarding the lean approach, management knows that lean manufacturing is very helpful but there are unable in implementation, there is a less implementation knowledge and training staff in the companies. Only two lean tools are implemented in this thesis and more tools can be implemented in the future.

Standard Work for Lean Healthcare

Standard Work for Lean Healthcare
Author: Thomas L. Jackson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2012-07-30
ISBN 10: 1466503254
ISBN 13: 9781466503250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Standard Work for Lean Healthcare Book Review:

Proven to increase efficiencies in the manufacturing sector, Standard Work has become a key element in reducing process waste, ensuring patient safety, and improving healthcare services. Part of the Lean Tools for Healthcare Series, this reader-friendly book builds on the success of the bestselling, Standard Work for the Shopfloor. Standard Work for Lean Healthcare explains how to apply this powerful Lean tool to increase patient safety and reduce the cost of providing healthcare services. It illustrates how standardization can help you establish best practices for performing daily work and why it should be the cornerstone for all of your continuous improvement efforts. Presented in an easy-to-assimilate format, the book describes work in terms of cycle time, work in process, takt time, and layout. It also: Defines the key concepts of standard work and explores the essential elements of a continuous improvement culture Provides detailed guidance through the process of creating, maintaining, and improving standards Illustrates the application of standardization and standard work in healthcare with a range of examples Includes access to helpful websites and further reading on standardization, standard work, the 5S System, and Lean healthcare A joint effort between the Rona Consulting Group and Productivity Press, this book presents invaluable insights from pioneers in Lean thinking to help you avoid common mistakes that can lead to unnecessary wastes of time and resources. Each richly illustrated chapter includes a chapter summary, reflection questions, and margin assists that highlight key terms, how-to steps, and healthcare examples—making this an essential resource for healthcare professionals starting out on their Lean journey.

Enhancing Future Skills and Entrepreneurship

Enhancing Future Skills and Entrepreneurship
Author: Kuldip Singh Sangwan,Christoph Herrmann
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2020-07-27
ISBN 10: 3030442489
ISBN 13: 9783030442484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enhancing Future Skills and Entrepreneurship Book Review:

This open access book presents the proceedings of the 3rd Indo-German Conference on Sustainability in Engineering held at Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, on September 16–17, 2019. Intended to foster the synergies between research and education, the conference is one of the joint activities of the BITS Pilani and TU Braunschweig conducted under the auspices of Indo-German Center for Sustainable Manufacturing, established in 2009. The book is divided into three sections: engineering, education and entrepreneurship, covering a range of topics, such as renewable energy forecasting, design & simulation, Industry 4.0, and soft & intelligent sensors for energy efficiency. It also includes case studies on lean and green manufacturing, and life cycle analysis of ceramic products, as well as papers on teaching/learning methods based on the use of learning factories to improve students’problem-solving and personal skills. Moreover, the book discusses high-tech ideas to help the large number of unemployed engineering graduates looking for jobs become tech entrepreneurs. Given its broad scope, it will appeal to academics and industry professionals alike.

Myth Buster in Apparel Manufacturing

Myth Buster in Apparel Manufacturing
Author: Dr. Prabir Jana
Publsiher: Apparel Resources Publication
Total Pages: 54
Release: 2020-06-01
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Myth Buster in Apparel Manufacturing Book Review:

Over time, the lack of understanding, failure to apprehend concepts and inability to find solutions results in myths that are passed down from one generation to the other. The Apparel industry, which is still largely depended on experience rather than education in many key departments, also has been carrying forward certain ‘myths’ or ‘untruths’ in various operations and processes that have stalled the growth of organisations. The gamut of myths ranges from simple processes like measuring work time to use of technology as in the case of CAD to understanding the fine line between Ironing and finishing. Surprisingly, no one has really attempted to move beyond the myths to uncover the truth and unlock the true potential of the process, technology or concept. Dr. Prabir Jana, takes a closer look at some of the popular myths that have hindered growth of not only organisations but also the industry and debunks the truth that lies beneath.

How To Implement Lean Manufacturing

How To Implement Lean Manufacturing
Author: Lonnie Wilson
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-07-06
ISBN 10: 0071625089
ISBN 13: 9780071625081
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How To Implement Lean Manufacturing Book Review:

A Practical, Hands-on Guide to Lean Manufacturing This real-world resource offers proven solutions for implementing lean manufacturing in an enterprise environment, covering the engineering and production aspects as well as the business culture concerns. Filled with detailed examples, the book focuses on the rapid application of lean principles so that large, early financial gains can be made. How to Implement Lean Manufacturing explains Toyota Production System (TPS) practices and specifies the distinct order in which lean techniques should be applied to achieve maximum gains. Global case studies illustrate successes and pitfalls of lean manufacturing initiatives. Discover how to: Rigorously test and retest the state of your "leanness" with unique evaluators Develop and deploy plant-wide strategies and goals Improve speed and quality and dramatically reduce costs Reduce variation in the manufacturing system in order to reduce inventory Reduce lead times to enable improved responsiveness and flexibility Synchronize production and supply to the customer Create flow and establish pull-demand systems Perform system-wide and specific value-stream evaluations Generate a comprehensive list of highly focused Kaizen activities Sustain process gains Manage constraints and reduce bottlenecks Implement cellular manufacturing

Becoming Lean

Becoming Lean
Author: Jeffrey K. Liker
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 560
Release: 1997-11-12
ISBN 10: 9781563271731
ISBN 13: 1563271737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming Lean Book Review:

What is Lean? Pure and simple, lean is reducing the time from customer order to manufacturing by eliminating non-value-added waste in the production stream. The ideal of a lean system is one-piece flow, because a lean manufacturer is continuously improving. Most other books on lean management focus on technical methods and offer a picture of how a lean system should look like. Other books provide snapshots of companies before and after lean was implemented. This is the first book to provide technical descriptions of successful solutions and performance improvements. It's also the first book to go beyond snapshots and includes powerful first-hand accounts of the complete process of change; its impact on the entire organization; and the rewards and benefits of becoming lean. At the heart of Becoming Lean are the stories of American manufacturers that have successfully implemented lean methods. The writers offer personalized accounts of their organization's lean transformation. You have a unique opportunity to go inside the implementation process and see what worked, what didn't, and why.

Creating Level Pull

Creating Level Pull
Author: Art Smalley
Publsiher: Lean Enterprise Institute
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 0974322504
ISBN 13: 9780974322506
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating Level Pull Book Review:

The Creating Level Pull workbook shows you how to advance a lean transformation from a focus on isolated improvements to improving the entire plantwide production system by implementing a lean production control system. "The workbook is unique because it is a step-by-step case study on how to implement a level, pull-based production control system," said author Art Smalley. This is a new step towards 'system kaizen that is not yet well understood outside of Toyota.The lean efforts at most companies focus on "point kaizen" (e.g., reducing set up times, implementing 5S, etc.) that improves a small portion of the value stream running from raw materials to finished products. Or they focus on "flow kaizen" that improves the entire value stream for one product family. Creating Level Pull shows how companies can make the leap to "system kaizen" by introducing a lean production control system that ties together the flows of information and materials supporting every product family in a facility. With this system in place, each production activity requests precisely the materials it needs from the previous activity and demand from the customer is levelled to smooth production activities throughout the plant.[Source : 4e de couv.].

Lean Manufacturing Implementation in Garment Industry

Lean Manufacturing Implementation in Garment Industry
Author: Manoj Kumar Sain
Publsiher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9783659422034
ISBN 13: 3659422037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lean Manufacturing Implementation in Garment Industry Book Review:

Garment manufacturing companies now a day's facing global competition. Garment manufacturers generally work on the principle of economies of scale. Here, the large fixed costs of production are depreciation-intensive because of huge capital investments made in high volume operations. So, garment industry needs some manufacturing management philosophies like lean manufacturing. The purpose of this work is to investigate the use of lean manufacturing and value stream mapping in the garment industry of Jaipur. In the first stage of study a questionnaire survey was used to explore adoption of lean manufacturing, lean manufacturing tools and techniques used, driving forces and barriers in lean implementation. In the second stage of study a value stream mapping was used to study current state and after studying it a future state map was created to eliminate waste. For elimination of waste takt time was calculated and the cycle time was maintained around the takt time. For value stream mapping the data was collected by means of stop watch time study. The survey results show that many of companies in the apparel industry are not working with lean manufacturing.

Advances in Design for Inclusion

Advances in Design for Inclusion
Author: Giuseppe Di Bucchianico
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2019-06-06
ISBN 10: 3030204448
ISBN 13: 9783030204440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Design for Inclusion Book Review:

This book addresses a range of topics in design, such as universal design; design for all; digital inclusion; universal usability; and accessibility of technologies regardless of users’ age, financial situation, education, geographic location, culture and language. It especially focuses on accessibility for people with auditory, cognitive, neurological, and visual impairments, ageing populations, and mobility for those with special physical needs. The book explores some of the overlaps between inclusive design and web accessibility to help managers, designers, developers, policy makers, and researchers optimize their efforts in these areas. Based on the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Design for Inclusion, held on July 24-28, held in Washington D.C., USA, it discusses new design technologies and highlights the disparate needs of the individuals within a community. Thanks to its multidisciplinary approach, it provides readers with various backgrounds with a timely, practice-oriented guide to design for inclusion.

Quality Tools Implementation in Apparel Manufacturing

Quality Tools Implementation in Apparel Manufacturing
Author: Pradip V. Mehta, Dr. Rajesh Bheda, Rakhi Handa, Paul F. Bowes, G. Jayapal Nair and Late Dr. Rams
Publsiher: Apparel Resources Pvt. Ltd.
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2020-06-11
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quality Tools Implementation in Apparel Manufacturing Book Review:

Retaining customers in any industry is one of the biggest challenges today, and more so in the fashion industry, where competition is very high and customer loyalty very fickle, which has to be earned not just by the look of the garment but also through quality. Therefore, it is imperative that apparel brands world over follow strict quality guidelines right from product designing to quality of inputs to sewing and packaging the product. This critical journey even involves managing the quality of the machines on which the product is made to the way the after-sales services are carried out. Effectively managing quality of all the above materials and processes is a major challenge, mainly for the reason that the complete cycle requires human intervention and humans make mistakes. This book is an honest endeavour to comprehensively cover implementation of all the possible tools, techniques and methodologies which encompass the concept of ‘quality’ for the apparel industry such as quality control, quality assurance and total quality management system. All the concepts have been fortified by case studies on the implementation process with detailed discussion and final outcome. These would not only enable the industry to move forth on the path of consistent improvement but would also support it to remain in sync with the rapidly evolving technological world of today.

Lean Manufacturing

Lean Manufacturing
Author: Karmen Pažek
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2021-11-03
ISBN 10: 1839691492
ISBN 13: 9781839691492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lean Manufacturing Book Review:

Lean manufacturing is a process used in production to maximize efficiency and minimize waste by considering sustainability and the environment. This book presents a comprehensive overview of lean manufacturing in various enterprises, including manufacturing, construction, and the fabric and textile industry, among others. Chapters cover such topics as barriers to lean manufacturing, enterprise modeling, lean practices and circular economies, and more.

Human Interaction Emerging Technologies and Future Applications III

Human Interaction  Emerging Technologies and Future Applications III
Author: Tareq Ahram,Redha Taiar,Karine Langlois,Arnaud Choplin
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 634
Release: 2020-08-05
ISBN 10: 3030553078
ISBN 13: 9783030553074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Interaction Emerging Technologies and Future Applications III Book Review:

This book reports on research and developments in human-technology interaction. A special emphasis is given to human-computer interaction, and its implementation for a wide range of purposes such as healthcare, aerospace, telecommunication, and education, among others. The human aspects are analyzed in detail. Timely studies on human-centered design, wearable technologies, social and affective computing, augmented, virtual and mixed reality simulation, human rehabilitation and biomechanics represent the core of the book. Emerging technology applications in business, security, and infrastructure are also critically examined, thus offering a timely, scientifically-grounded, but also professionally-oriented snapshot of the current state of the field. The book is based on contributions presented at the 3rd International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies: Future Applications, IHIET 2020, held on August 27-29, 2020. It offers a timely survey and a practice-oriented reference guide to researchers and professionals dealing with design and/or management of the new generation of service systems.

Garment Manufacturing Technology

Garment Manufacturing Technology
Author: Rajkishore Nayak,Rajiv Padhye
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2015-05-26
ISBN 10: 1782422390
ISBN 13: 9781782422396
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Garment Manufacturing Technology Book Review:

Garment Manufacturing Technology provides an insiders' look at this multifaceted process, systematically going from design and production to finishing and quality control. As technological improvements are transforming all aspects of garment manufacturing allowing manufacturers to meet the growing demand for greater productivity and flexibility, the text discusses necessary information on product development, production planning, and material selection. Subsequent chapters covers garment design, including computer-aided design (CAD), advances in spreading, cutting and sewing, and new technologies, including alternative joining techniques and seamless garment construction. Garment finishing, quality control, and care-labelling are also presented and explored. Provides an insiders look at garment manufacturing from design and production to finishing and quality control Discusses necessary information on product development, production planning, and material selection Includes discussions of computer-aided design (CAD), advances in spreading, cutting and sewing, and new technologies, including alternative joining techniques and seamless garment construction Explores garment finishing, quality control, and care labelling

Lean Thinking

Lean Thinking
Author: James P. Womack,Daniel T. Jones
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-09-26
ISBN 10: 1471111008
ISBN 13: 9781471111006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lean Thinking Book Review:

Lean Thinking was launched in the fall of 1996, just in time for the recession of 1997. It told the story of how American, European, and Japanese firms applied a simple set of principles called 'lean thinking' to survive the recession of 1991 and grow steadily in sales and profits through 1996. Even though the recession of 1997 never happened, companies were starving for information on how to make themselves leaner and more efficient. Now we are dealing with the recession of 2001 and the financial meltdown of 2002. So what happened to the exemplar firms profiled in Lean Thinking? In the new fully revised edition of this bestselling book those pioneering lean thinkers are brought up to date. Authors James Womack and Daniel Jones offer new guidelines for lean thinking firms and bring their groundbreaking practices to a brand new generation of companies that are looking to stay one step ahead of the competition.