Quick Start Guides

Not sure what books to read? Ask our Librarian. Tell our Librarian your role or interests and you will receive a list of books to start your reading. Just don't be too loud or you'll get a great big 'shhh!' from the Librarian. If you don't see the list you are looking for here, please contact us and ask for a list. We would be glad to help.

Start by choosing a topic.

Lean Basics

I only want to get the basics, an overview, of lean understanding.

More Lean Basics

I want to dig a little deeper into what this lean thing is all about, but not much deeper.

The History and Context of Lean

I want to know where lean came from. I want to read the masters. I want the roots of lean.

The Technical Application of Lean in an Assembly Environment

I need to get down to the nuts and bolts of applying lean in my asembly organization.

The Technical Application of Lean in an Manufacturing Environment

I need to get down to the nuts and bolts of applying lean in my manufacturing organization.

The Company-Wide Application of Lean

I am applying lean beyond manufacturing, beyond the shop floor. I need to know what it looks like beyond the 4 walls.

Being a Good Lean Leader

I want to be able to lead an organization to the lean ideal state.

Being an Effective Manager in a Lean Company

I am a manager in a company using lean. What changes for me? I need to know what to do for my role.

The Topic of Lean Accounting

How does lean relate to accounting, and what do I do about it?

Applying Lean to My Personal Work

I first want to apply lean concepts to my own work. What can I do?

Lean in Product Development