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Developing a Lean Workforce

Developing a Lean Workforce

A Guide for Human Resources, Plant Managers, and Lean Coordinators

by Rick Harris and Chris Harris
Publication Date: 23/02/2007
Transform your HR Department into an Agent of Change during Lean Implementation. Changing an organization from a mass manufacturing environment to a lean environment is significant and affects all levels of the company if the implementation is done correctly. Many times, however, lean implementers become so involved with the nuts and bolts of lean implementation that the "people" side of the business is neglected. With an HR perspective, veteran consultants Chris Harris and Rick Harris walk readers through a simple, step-by-step proven method for transforming a mass production workforce into a lean thinking one that possesses the necessary skills, training, and attitude to march in a new direction. They explain the role of human resources in a lean-oriented facility, emphasizing systematic training that continues for all employees. They also discuss the value of promoting employees from within a facility to team leader and group leader positions, and the importance of flexibility. This critically acclaimed book includes sample training sessions with explanations. "Most of us are now far enough down the path in lean production to realize that the results lie in the details.
This short volume presents all of the details you will need to create a frontline workforce and system of direct supervision that can effectively plan, do, reflect, and adjust, as you move your own operations steadily ahead." --From the Foreword by James Womack, Chairman, Lean Enterprise Institute
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Taylor & Francis Inc
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Chris Harris

Chris Harris is a writer and executive producer for How I Met Your Mother and a writer for The Late Show with David Letterman.

His pieces have appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, ESPN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and on NPR. He lives in Los Angeles.

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