2006 SHINGO PRIZE for EXCELLENCE in MANUFACTURING RESEARCHLean Production Simplified is a plain language guide to the lean production system written for the practitioner by a practitioner. It delivers a comprehensive "insider's" view of lean manufacturing. The author helps the reader to grasp the system as a whole and the factors that animate it by organizing the book around an image of a "house of lean production." Highlights include:An comprehensive view of Toyota's lean manufacturing systemA look at the origins and underlying principles of leanIdentifying the goals of lean productionPractical problem solving for lean productionActivities that support involvement - Kaizen circles, suggestion systems, and problem solvingLean Production Simplified covers each of the components of lean within the context of the entire lean production system. The author's straightforward common sense approach makes this book an easily accessible "on the floor" resource for every operator.