© 2013

Lean Organization: from the Tools of the Toyota Production System to Lean Office


Part of the Perspectives in Business Culture book series (PEPIBC, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Andrea Chiarini
    Pages 1-13
  3. Andrea Chiarini
    Pages 15-30
  4. Andrea Chiarini
    Pages 51-62
  5. Andrea Chiarini
    Pages 63-80
  6. Andrea Chiarini
    Pages 141-153

About this book


Lean Organization for Excellence describes the right way to implement lean thinking inside both manufacturing and service industries. After explaining the origins of the concept and discussing 'wastes' and value added, the book aims to set out a precise path of action. To this end, the so-called Hoshin Kanri method of defining business objectives and targets is explained, and a Value Stream Mapping tool that serves to identify all wastes is described. Subsequent chapters cover each of the TPS (Toyota Production System) tools, from 5S to SMED, and special attention is devoted to the Ducati case study, in which tools such as 5S and Kanban are applied. Lean metrics and the innovative Value Stream Accounting are discussed, and the closing chapter focuses on Lean Office for the service industry. Each chapter includes illustrations and tables relating to practical cases concerning the subject under consideration, based on real consultancy experiences.


Lean Office Lean Organisation Lean Thinking Operational Excellence Toyota Production System

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Chiarini & Associati srlBolognaItaly

About the authors

Andrea Chiarini is Managing Director at Chiarini & Associates, a European consulting firm specialized in Lean Six Sigma and Visiting Professor at University of Ferrara, Italy.
He earned a PhD and a Master of Arts from Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He also earned a Master Degree in Electronic Engineering and a Diploma in Business Administration from Bologna University, Italy.
He is a Senior Member of American Society for Quality.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Lean Organization: from the Tools of the Toyota Production System to Lean Office
  • Authors Andrea Chiarini
  • Series Title Perspectives in Business Culture
  • Series Abbreviated Title Business Culture
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-88-470-2509-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-88-470-5597-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-88-470-2510-3
  • Series ISSN 2280-1464
  • Series E-ISSN 2280-2088
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 168
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Operations Management
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