Authored by Gregg Gordon, a senior director in the Kronos manufacturing practice group, Lean Labor is a guidebook that provides step-by-step recommendations for cultivating a highly effective workforce by adopting lean methodologies.
Gordon’s discussions with shop floor managers and manufacturing executives across the world inspired him to write a comprehensive guidebook on effective labour management to address the unique challenges of today’s global manufacturers.
Through his travels and discussions, Gordon discovered that increasingly, manufacturers everywhere have access to the same raw materials, technology, and distribution. Newly industrialised countries are a double-edged sword for a manufacturer, as they represent potential new markets for products, but can also result in the entry of new, low-wage competition. Lean Labor shows how the workforce can be a primary differentiation against this growing global competition.
The fundamental premise of the book is the application of Lean principles to labour management. From minimising payroll errors, to scheduling effectively, to eliminating production losses, the book includes case studies that demonstrate how manufacturers have successfully changed the way they use labour to reduce costs, shorten lead times, and provide higher levels of service to their customers.
Lean Labor is available on Amazon.com for $24.95. The book will soon be available in e-book store libraries found on the following devices: Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad iBooks, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo (Borders) e-Reader, and Sony e-Reader. Lean Labor will also be available in Chinese and Spanish.