Biggest selling SME book in years! Whether your organization employs 100 or 10, this book give you the sound principles to plan, streamline, and objectively evaluate your enterprise without hiring expensive consultants. It thoroughly explains the lean philosophy with easy-to-digest examples and stories, giving you and your associates the know-how to quickly implement the approach everyone is talking about. Also, includes a special hands-on CD-ROM, containing useful training tools, examples and samples. Contents: The Lean Enterprise Vehicle; Introduction to a Small Manufacturing Company; Value Stream MappingSM; Lead Time and Activity; Optimum Lot Size; Ten Rules for Just-in-Time; Managing Change; Quality System Management: Tools for the Team; High Involvement Training; Team Structuring for the 21st Century; The Roadmap to Lean.