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Entry Level Reading:
Advanced Level Reading:
Industry Specific Reading:
Other useful reading:
ThedaCare - Center for Healthcare Value http://createvalue.org/
They have many valuable resources such as Whitepapers, monthly newsletters, videos and webinars... all for free.
Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) http://www.ame.org/
This is North America’s premier organization for the exchange of knowledge in Organizational Excellence
through the implementation of techniques such as Lean Tools, Leadership, Lean Product Development,
Lean Supply Chain and Lean Accounting. The website offers:
Greenleaf Center - http://www.greenleaf.org
The Greenleaf Center is an international non-profit organization headquartered in Indiana.
The Center promotes the understanding and practice of servant leadership. The website offers:
Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) - http://www.lean.org
They have a very simple objective at LEI: They try to describe in plain language the fundamental ideas of lean thinking.
The website has multiple uses, some highlights are:
Society for Manufacturing Engineers (SME) - http://www.sme.org
The mission of SME is to acquire and distribute manufacturing knowledge among its members
and the broader manufacturing community. The website has many functions, some of the key elements are:
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – http://www.epa.gov/lean/environment/
Showcasing how Lean applies to all types of governmental processes. Be sure to look at:
Daily Kaizen - http://dailykaizen.org/ - About this blog: “We intend to tell our Lean healthcare stories and reflect with
you about our learning’s.” However, they often discuss Lean issues not related to healthcare.
Gemba Tales http://kaizenfieldbook.com/marksblog/ - General Lean thinking blog, wide range of topics
Improve With Me - http://passthebuck.wordpress.com/ - Project management and Continuous Improvement focus
Jamie Flinchbaugh - http://jamieflinchbaugh.com/ - Blog on lean culture, transformational leadership, and entrepreneurial excellence
Lean For Everyone - http://www.leanforeveryoneblog.com/ - Focuses on Lean “everywhere” including at home.
Lean Leadership - http://christianpaulsen62.wordpress.com/ - Business management improvement and general Lean focus
Old Lean Dude - http://oldleandude.com/ - A Blog About Understanding TPS and Gaining Its Full Benefits,
brought to you by "The Toast Guy"
Squawk Point - http://www.squawkpoint.com/ - The Squawk Point is about service operations and their ability to
make things far more complicated than they really need to be.
The Think Shack - http://thinkshack.wordpress.com/ - The Think Shack tries to connect Lean thinking to everyday life
Visual Management Blog - http://www.xqa.com.ar/visualmanagement/ - Highlights visual management in
project management and other common settings
Lean.org - http://www.lean.org/common/display/?o=2158 - Sharing Experiences, Learning from Others