Implementing Lean

  • Bruno G. Rüttimann


In the previous chapters we have been going through the manufacturing theory, which stands at the base of the systemic mono-pillar Lean model of Fig.  2.3. The enounced theorems, corollaries and lemmas represent the theoretic foundation of a complex and at the same time most performant manufacturing system. Nevertheless, it is the implementation of such a Lean manufacturing system and the continuous improvement which represents the real challenge.

References and Selected Readings

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    Rüttimann, B., Stöckli, M.T.: Reasons for operational excellence deployment failures and how to avoid them. J. Serv. Sci. Manag. 8, 612–618 (2015)Google Scholar
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    Rüttimann, B.: OPEX Deployment Ansätze im Vergleich: Gibt es den idealen Ansatz? Presentation held at Lean Six Sigma Dialog Summit, November 6, ETH Zürich, organized by Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Forschung und Ausbildung in Unternehmenswissenschaften an der ETH Zürich (2015)Google Scholar
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    Lunau, S.: Six Sigma +Lean Toolset—Executing Improvement Projects Successfully. Springer, Berlin (2008)Google Scholar
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    Rüttimann, B., Fischer, U.P., Stöckli, M.T.: Leveraging lean in the office: Lean office needs a novel and differentiated approach. J. Serv. Sci. Manag. 7, 352–360 (2014)Google Scholar
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    Rüttimann, B., Wegener, K.: Einführung in die Methoden von Lean Manufacturing und Six Sigma Quality Management, ETH Tools-IV Kurs, Lecturing notes HS2014, D-MAVTGoogle Scholar
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    Umsetzungsempfehlungen für das Zukunftsprojekt Industrie 4.0—Abschlussbericht des Arbeitskreises Industrie 4.0., April 2013
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    Zukunftsbild Industrie 4.0.
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    Rüttimann, B.: Von Lean zu Industrie 4.0—eine Evolution? Von einer visionären Idee zum realen Verständnis, Presentation held at: Fertigungstechnisches Kolloquium, ETH Zürich, November 26, 2015 (2015)Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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