The 12 Principles of Manufacturing Excellence: A Leader's Guide to Achieving and Sustaining Excellence [With CDROM]

By Larry E Fast

Explaining how to implement and sustain a top-down strategy for manufacturing excellence, The 12 Principles of Manufacturing Excellence: A Leader s Guide to Achieving and Sustaining Excellence provides a comprehensive, proven approach for delivering world-class performance while also cultivating the right culture through leadership and mentoring.

Tapping into four decades of leadership experience, 35 years of it in the manufacturing industry, Larry Fast explains how to achieve vertical and horizontal alignment across your organization. He details a clear pathway to excellence via the 12 Principles of Manufacturing Excellence and provides a method for tracking progress plant by plant and function by function. Emphasizing the importance of using Lean and Six Sigma tools to improve your business, the book:

  • Integrates strategy and leadership development
  • Paves a path for culture change Operator-Led Process Control (OLPC) that prepares hourly employees to take control of their processes and prepares management to enable them to do it
  • Details an audit process for tracking progress and ensuring sustainability
  • Includes a CD with color versions of the images in the book as well as a sample Manufacturing Excellence Audit, a sample Communications Plan, and a sample Training Plan that can all be easily customized for the reader s use

This resource-rich book will allow you to spell out leadership expectations and provide your employees and associates with a clear understanding of their individual roles. Helping you keep everyone in your organization focused during the quest towards sustainable manufacturing excellence, the accompanying CD supplies the tools you and your team will need to pursue it with passion, confidence, and urgency.

Listen to what Larry Fast has to say about his new book, The 12 Principles of Manufacturing Excellence.

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From a professional stand point, The 12 Principles of Manufacturing Excellence: A Leader's Guide to Achieving and Sustaining Excellence is one of the best, most complete and useful professional books that I have read or routinely referenced. Having been in or directly supported Quality Assurance and/or Manufactuirng Operaitons for over 40 years I personally feel this book ranks up there with some of Crosby's, Deming's and Juran's work, especially in the areas of understanding fundamental concepts, functional utility and strategic accomplishment. For those who want to drive positive change and increase in QA, Operational and business bottom line contribution this is a must have reference. Larry Fast get's it!! The principles discussed and tools incorporate (like the Manufacturing Excellence Audit) will increase organizational critical thinking, enrollment and achievement. John M. Scott, Vice President, Food Safety & Quality Assurance, The Cheesecake Factory Manufacturing Division

This book encompasses most if not all of the areas of manufacturing excellence that are important to our business and leadership culture. The simplicity in which these principles are described and the requirements of various management roles in driving excellence through these principles are of great value to any organization that is serious about driving change and improvement. John Despins, Director of Continuous Improvement, Global Brass & Copper Inc. Great template on how to build manufacturing excellence. I can use this with any operation. I already knew most of the tools, but this prescribed approach pulls it all together. The 12 Principles are very applicable to all functions. an excellent roadmap for developing and running a world-class operation. It will become my model for continuous improvement. Larry s understanding of operations and business management shows well. Clearly he has taken years of valuable experience and pulled it together in a way


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About the Hardcover

Publisher Productivity Press
Publish date 10/09/2014
Pages 242
ISBN-13 9781439876046
Language English