Lean Lexicon: A Graphical Glossary for Lean Thinkers

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With help from the Lean Community, we made the new Third Edition of the Lean Lexicon even more valuable and useful. Starting with improvement ideas from Community members like you, we researched and added 21 definitions to the latest edition of this popular and indispensable reference book.

The expanded Third Edition, featuring 58 illustrations, defines 187 key lean terms from A3 Report to Yokoten. The new definitions include Lean Consumption and Lean Provision, the groundbreaking ideas on using lean principles to build a new producer-consumer model described in Lean Solutions by James Womack and Daniel Jones. True to the Lexicon's description as a "graphical glossary," we included consumption and provision maps. Here's the complete list of new terms:

* Genchi Genbutsu
* Hansei
* Jishuken
* Lean Consumption Maps
* Lean Provision
* Quality Function Deployment
* Shojinka
* Six Sigma
* Theory of Constraints
* Total Quality Management
* Yokoten
* Group Leaders
* Isolated Islands
* Lean Consumption
* Lean Provision Maps
* Preventive Maintenance
* Resident Engineer
* Quality Control Circle
* Team Leader
* Total Quality Control
* Work Element

The new edition retains past improvement ideas from readers, such as the simple, one-page guide to pronouncing Japanese terms.

Unlike most other business glossaries in print or online, the Lexicon is focused exclusively on lean thinking. It also makes abundant use of illustrations and examples, and was compiled with input from managers and engineers who are implementing lean.

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Help is here in LEIAs Lean Lexicon, an illustrated glossary of key lean terms and concepts ranging from A3 Report to Yamazumi Board. The Lexicon provides definitions, examples, and lots of illustrations to clarify the special language lean thinkers use and sometimes confuse. Unlike most other business glossaries in print or online, the Lexicon is focused exclusively on lean thinking and lean production. It also makes abundant use of illustrations and examples, and was compiled with input from managers and engineers implementing lean. To make the book as useful as possible, LEIAs research included surveying the Lean Community about what concepts and terms were most confusing. Time-related terms were among those that topped the list of responses, so the Lexicon devotes several pages and illustrations to terms such as cycle time, takt time, and value-creating time. Other major entries include: Demand Amplification; Efficiency; Fixed-Position Stop System; Heijunka; Information Flow; Inventory Turns; Jidoka; Kanban; Material Handling; Muda, Mura, Muri; Policy Deployment; Pull Production; Standardized Work; Toyota Production System.

Some terms that may be unfamiliar to new members of the Lean Community include: A3 Report; A-B Control; Lean Logistics; Level Selling; Plan for Every Part; Plan for Every Person; Takt Image; Value Stream Manager. The 106-page Lexicon contains more than 145 definitions and 55 graphics, plus four appendices with additional terms, illustrations, and references.

From the Inside Flap:

Do people in your organization think poka-yoke is a dance to do at weddings?

When someone says heijunka, do you say, “God bless you”?

Have you ever been asked, “Which production system is better, JIT or kanban?”

Do co-workers confuse takt time and cycle time?

Help is here in LEI’s Lean Lexicon, an illustrated glossary of key lean terms and concepts ranging from A3 Report to Yamazumi Board. The Lexicon provides definitions, examples, and lots of illustrations to clarify the special language lean thinkers use — and sometimes confuse.

Unlike most other business glossaries in print or online, the Lexicon is focused exclusively on lean thinking and lean production. It also makes abundant use of illustrations and examples, and was compiled with input from managers and engineers implementing lean. To make the book as useful as possible, LEI’s research included surveying the Lean Community about what concepts and terms were most confusing. Time-related terms were among those that topped the list of responses, so the Lexicon devotes several pages and illustrations to terms such as cycle time, takt time, and value-creating time.

The 106-page Lexicon contains more than 145 definitions and 55 graphics, plus four appendices with additional terms, illustrations, and references. Co-editors Chet Marchwinski, LEI’s director of communications, and John Shook, an LEI senior advisor and a former Toyota manager, recognize that there will be some differences of opinion on the definitions and on new terms to include.

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