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In the current climate attention has refocused on lean production. While books have looked at the principles of lean production and techniques, this book from McKinsey & Company, the world's most influential management consultancy, provides a unique approach, which is holistic in nature and argues that lean must be central to the strategy and mindset of the company or organization. It will be the most comprehensive book on the tangible and intangible aspects of lean transformation with a complete overview of how organizations should embark upon this arising from the cutting edge work done by the authors with leading companies worldwide.
John Drew is a specialist in McKinsey & Company's Practice in the UK. He has applied lean across a number of sectors including automotive, aerospace, steel, consumer goods and retail. He has a special interest in developing an approach to securing the behavioural change which must underpin a lean transformation and ensure its sustainability. Prior to joining McKinsey & Company, he worked at CarnaudMetalbox and Land Rover Blair McCallum is the Director of McKinsey & Company's Production Systems Design Centre and has been working with companies in a range of sectors applying lean principles, including oil and gas, automotive, aerospace, furniture, defence and construction. He has previously worked for Toyota, who have been a leading pioneer of lean production methods and Rover Group, where he was responsible for introducing lean production into the manufacture of new products, including the Rover 75. Stefan Roggenhofer is a leader of McKinsey & Company's Manufacturing Practice in Europe. He has led projects in operational performance improvements for companies in a range of sectors including, luxury goods, aerospace, consumer electronics and steel.