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Lean Management and Kaizen

Fundamentals from Cases and Examples in Operations and Supply Chain Management


Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Marc Helmold
    Pages 1-14
  3. Marc Helmold
    Pages 31-44
  4. Marc Helmold
    Pages 57-64
  5. Marc Helmold
    Pages 65-72
  6. Marc Helmold
    Pages 79-89
  7. Marc Helmold
    Pages 113-122
  8. Marc Helmold
    Pages 123-129
  9. Marc Helmold
    Pages 139-143
  10. Marc Helmold
    Pages 145-153
  11. Marc Helmold
    Pages 155-159
  12. Marc Helmold
    Pages 161-167

About this book


The book provides a holistic and practical approach to lean management throughout the business value chain. The lean management framework and tools demonstrate the optimal design and use of methods, tools and principles for companies and organisations. The author describes comprehensively how lean management enables companies to concentrate on value-adding activities and processes to achieve a long-term, sustainable competitive advantage. A wealth of best practices, industry examples and case studies are used to reveal the diversity and opportunities of lean management methodologies, methods and principles. Moreover, the book shows how lean management principles are ultimately applied in industries like automotive, healthcare, education and services industries.


Lean Management Lean Production Toyota Production System Waster and Value-Add Additive Manufacturing

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.IUBH International UniversityBerlinGermany

About the authors

Professor Dr. Marc Helmold is full-time Professor at the iubh International University (IUBH) at the campus in Berlin (Germany). He teaches Bachelor, Master and M.B.A. students in lean management, revenue management, international negotiations, performance management, supply management, general management, strategic management and supply chain management. Prior to this position, he had several top management positions in automotive and railway companies. In parallel, he owns the consultancy MaHeLeanCon and supports international transactions and market entry strategies.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Lean Management and Kaizen
  • Book Subtitle Fundamentals from Cases and Examples in Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Authors Marc Helmold
  • Series Title Management for Professionals
  • Series Abbreviated Title Management for Professionals
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-46980-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-46983-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-46981-8
  • Series ISSN 2192-8096
  • Series E-ISSN 2192-810X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 188
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 80 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Supply Chain Management
    Sustainability Management
    Health Care Management
    Automotive Industry
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Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Consumer Packaged Goods