The Routledge Companion to Lean Management is about to be published and contains an new article on ‘Lean Auditing’ by James Paterson.
‘I feel proud to have been included in this book with so many notable lean experts’.
The book is edited edited by Torbjorn H. Netland and Daryl J. Powell. They have produced a nice video to explain Lean, and the contents of the book, in simple terms:
The book can be obtained through Amazon and also the Routledge website and, of course, James’ book Lean Auditing: Driving Added Value and Efficiency in Internal Audit can be found on Amazon and the website of Wiley.
Routledge’s introduction The Routledge Companion to Lean Management:
Interest in the phenomenon known as “lean” has grown significantly in recent years. This is the first volume to provide an academically rigorous overview of the field of lean management, introducing the reader to the application of lean in diverse application areas, from the production floor to sales and marketing, from the automobile industry to academic institutions.
The volume collects contributions from well-known lean experts and up-and-coming scholars from around the world. The chapters provide a detailed description of lean management across the manufacturing enterprise (supply chain, accounting, production, sales, IT etc.), and offer important perspectives for applying lean across different industries (construction, healthcare, logistics). The contributors address challenges and opportunities for future development in each of the lean application areas, concluding most chapters with a short case study to illustrate current best practice. The book is divided into three parts:
- The Lean Enterprise
- Lean across Industries
- A Lean World
This handbook is an excellent resource for business and management students as well as any academics, scholars, practitioners, and consultants interested in the “lean world.”