The Lean Library


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Here is a growing resource of book reviews of Lean Manufacturing Books, check it out.

The reviews have a standardized approach:

  • Book description: what's the key message?
  • How does it contribute to the lean knowledge base?
  • What are the highlights? What works?
  • What are the weaknesses? What's missing?
  • How should I read this to get the most out of it?

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. His latest book is Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. He also published the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.

  1. Dick Kusleika says

    Bad luck with the link. You need to put an http:// in front of it so that it doesn’t prefix with your site.

  2. Anonymous says

    It is now fixed.

  3. […] As posted by founder Mark Graban, there is a new website available that focuses on helping individuals who want to guide their own self-learning, called The Lean Library. It includes a comprehensive list of lean books, book reviews, links and lean news. We thought we would add our own perspectives on some of these books, as it is part of the original intent of this blog. The first book we choose to discuss was The Machine That Changed the World, in part because it was the first book that influenced many, many people on the benefits and pursuit of the Toyota Production System and lean. […]

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