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Lean Printing: Cultural Imperatives for Success

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Features advice on what it takes to achieve complete buy-in from the top of a company to the bottom, including:

•  The importance of leadership
•  Team building
•  Understanding empowerment vs. control
•  Establishing a mission statement
•  Properly managing the shift toward Lean
•  Handling issues arising from your company’s existing infrastructure

The book also includes six case studies of actual companies who have faced the challenge of establishing truly Lean printing operations.
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There’s a reason so many printers are discovering and employing Lean practices in their day-to-day operations. Quite simply put—they work.
 
Unfortunately, many attempts to establish Lean operations fail, not because of a lack of funds, tools, or time, but because the company culture simply will not support the inevitable shift in focus.

Lean Printing: Cultural Imperatives for Success features advice on what it takes to achieve complete buy-in from the top of a company to the bottom, including:

• The importance of leadership  
• Team building  
• Understanding empowerment vs. control  
• Establishing a mission statement  
• Properly managing the shift toward Lean  
• Handling issues arising from your company’s existing infrastructure 

The book also includes six case studies of actual companies who have faced the challenge of establishing truly Lean printing operations.

Table Of Contents

•   A Premise for This Book
•   It Is All About Leadership
•   Culture of Success: Empowerment vs. Control
•   Team, Team, Team!
•   Missions and Visions
•   Managing Change
•   Infrastructure Issues
•   Wrapping It All Together
•   Appendix: Case Study Material

About the Author

Kevin Cooper has worked in printing and manufacturing for 20 years. He is currently a professor of graphic communication at California Polytechnic State University and actively presents and consults with printers on Lean manufacturing methods.

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