Lean Compendium

Introduction to Modern Manufacturing Theory

  • Bruno G. Rüttimann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 145-149

About this book


The book covers basic manufacturing theory and develops a Cartesian approach to explaining lean. It provides a structured fundament how a lean manufacturing system works. Students get a consistent approach, explaining lean by increased complexity (mono-product, multi-product, complex manufacturing systems) with theorems, corollaries, and lemmas. Instructors get explanations for lean based on a systemic model, helping to transmit a clear view about the theory of lean.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Bruno G. Rüttimann
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  1. 1.D-MAVT - IWFinspire AG/ETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-58600-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-58601-4
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Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Finance, Business & Banking
Consumer Packaged Goods
Energy, Utilities & Environment
Oil, Gas & Geosciences