Lean Reading


Classics that still may be the best.

Out of the Crisis

The Deming Management Method

The Leader’s Handbook: Making Things Happen, Getting Things Done

The Team Handbook Third Edition

Kaizen: The Key To Japan’s Competitive Success


Must Haves:

The Lean Turnaround: How Business Leaders Use Lean Principles to Create Value and Transform Their Company

Creating a Lean Culture: Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions, Second Edition

The Toyota Way Fieldbook

The Path of Least Resistance for Managers

The 4 Disciplines of Execution

Kaizen Event Fieldbook: Foundation, Framework, and Standard Work for Effective Events



The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Lean: Lessons from the Road

Lean Supply Chain and Logistics Management

The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement

Toyota Kata: Managing People for Improvement, Adaptiveness and Superior Results

Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements

Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions

The Future of Knowledge: Increasing Prosperity through Value Networks

Complex Service Delivery Processes: Strategy to Operations, Second Edition

Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business

Run Grow Transform: Integrating Business and Lean IT

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: Facilitator’s Guide Set



The Basics of Process Mapping, 2nd Edition

Learning to See: Value Stream Mapping to Add Value and Eliminate MUDA

Seeing the Whole: Mapping the Extended Value Stream (Lean Enterprise Institute)



Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, Revised and Updated

An Introduction to Lean Construction

Modern Construction: Lean Project Delivery and Integrated Practices (Industrial Innovation Series)

How To Implement Lean Manufacturing



Mastering Lean Product Development: A Practical, Event-Driven Process for Maximizing Speed, Profits, and Quality

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

Step-by-Step QFD: Customer-Driven Product Design, Second Edition


A3 Thinking

A3 Problem Solving: Applying Lean Thinking

Understanding A3 Thinking: A Critical Component of Toyota’s PDCA Management System

Managing to Learn: Using the A3 Management Process to Solve Problems, Gain Agreement, Mentor and Lead


Sales and Marketing

Lean Solutions: How Companies and Customers Can Create Value and Wealth Together

Let’s Get Real or Let’s Not Play: Transforming the Buyer/Seller Relationship

Marketing with Lean (Marketing with Lean)