Boek: How to Succeed with Continuous Improvement

boek continu verbeteren

Auteur(s): Joakim Ahlstrom

Aantal pagina’s: 128

ISBN: 9781626561236

Your organizational transformation begins here!Comprehensive, detailed, and easy to read and understand, How to Succeed with Continuous Improvement takes you through a real-life case study of one organization’s journey to a world-class continuous improvement process.

Joakim Ahlstrom-one of the world’s most respected continuous improvement experts-serves as your coach. He first helps you decide whether you want to embark on the continuous improvement journey and takes you through the entire process step by step, all the way through generating remarkable business results with his unique methods.

In each chapter, Ahlstrom describes a specific stage of the transformation story and provides a clear analysis of each one to help you apply his methods in your own company. In no time you’ll grasp all the concepts you need to know. How to Succeed with Continuous Improvement covers it all, including: How to shift mindsets and behaviors using the often neglected practice of coachingCommon pitfalls to help you plan out how you will apply the principles and practicesUsing six-legged spiders and fishy diagrams to achieve measurable resultsWays to avoid Watermelon key performance indicators that often mask the truth Ahlstrom explains rational behind all the methods in the book-the results they produce, and why-and offers practical advice on how to get full input from everyone involved. Ahlstrom concludes the book with a chapter offering a current-state analysis tool and a simple template to apply in your company.

If you’re seeking to design and launch a continuous improvement program, How to Succeed with Continuous Improvement is the first book you should turn to-and it’s the last one you’ll ever need! Praise for How to Succeed with Continuous Improvement Using a story he lived through, Joakim vividly brings to life for us the transformation from a mediocre top-down organization depending on a few internal experts for its survival to a high performance organization of empowered employees engaged in continuous improvement. -Jeffrey Liker, bestselling author of The Toyota Way

This succinct book packs an enormous amount of wisdom and experience into an entertaining fast read. It gives a clear roadmap for any leader to implement a strong continuous improvement program in his or her unit. Highly recommended! -Alan G. Robinson, Professor of Management, University of Massachusetts and author of Corporate Creativity and Ideas are Free

The most valuable and lean book I have read about lean. -Goeran Martinsson, Continuous improvement Manager, IKEA

Well written, easy to read, filled with excellent examples . . . If you only plan to read one change management book this year, this is the book you should read. -Dag Naslund, Professor of Management, University of North Florida

An amazing guide in lean principles, with simple tools for simplifications. -Susanne Schipper, Continuous Improvement Coach, AstraZeneca

Simplicity is the essence of this great book. Ahlstrom delivers a straightforward and simple approach to support your work with continuous improvement. -Ronny Alund, Productivity Management, Volvo CE

This book is a little gem with large content! Unlike many other books on the subject, you only have to read it once because it sticks. -Johan Valett, Vice President Haldex Way, Haldex

I recommend How to Succeed with Continuous Improvement to anyone who needs a fast and inspiring introduction to continuous improvement. -Janne Lundberg, Global Lean Innovation Manager, Assa Abloy

Highlights van het boek:

  1. lekker geschreven a.d.h.v. cases
  2. gaat goed in op hoe een probleem aangepakt moet worden
  3. heldere improvement-loop op blz 38
  4. ook in dit boek ontbreekt de rol van de leider niet; hier terecht genoemd coach; en uitgewerkt hoe dit moet plaatsvinden (blz 60)
  5. plus een duidelijke uitleg hoe continu verbeteren een blijvend succes kan worden

Meer over continu verbeteren:

Kaizen

Continu Verbeteren is vanuit de Lean-filosofie ook bekend onder de naam Kaizen. Met een heldere aanpak zorgt voor Kaizen voor meer en succesvollere verbeteringen.

PDCA

Plan-Do-Check-Act is bekend geworden door Dr. W. Deming. Ook wel de Deming-circle genoemd.

Kanban

Kanban is een werkwijze die bij continu verbeteren zorgt voor het realiseren van verbeteringen in de kortst mogelijke doorlooptijd.

Digitale ideeënbus

De fysieke ideeënbus maakt bij steeds bedrijven plaats voor een digitale ideeënbus.

Agile

Agile betekent letterlijk wendbaar, flexibel. Het is bedoeld als manier van werken om snel in te kunnen spelen op veranderingen. Agile is meer dan een techniek, het is vooral een mindset.

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