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Producer of Lean Training DVDs announces release of new book

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Press release from the issuing company

Boston, MA - GBMP, Inc. announces the release of The e2 Continuous Improvement System: Managing and Sustaining Your Lean Transformation through the e2 "Everybody, Everyday" Approach. The book details GBMP's "Lean-by-Doing" process that takes the theories of Continuous Improvement to enable readers to unlock their intellect and creativity to immediately put Lean into practice right in their own workplace.
According to co-author Bruce Hamilton "e2 is a holistic approach to understanding and implementing lean thinking in every department and every level of an organization - from the executive suite to the shop floor. Regrettably forty years after the introduction of Toyota's powerful production system (the foundation of what we today call Lean and/or Continuous Improvement) most businesses misunderstand it, applying it piecemeal. To most companies, Lean is thought to be a cost cutting tool."
The e2 Continuous Improvement System: Managing and Sustaining Your Lean Transformation through the e2 "Everybody, Everyday" Approach aims to change that thinking by presenting the system in a "learn-and-do" format to help companies deploy the whole system and receive the full benefits.
Co-author Pat Wardwell adds "e2 will inspire and motivate people to find thousands of opportunities to improve processes, reduce waste and increase value. Any employee who can see waste wants to do something about it; e2 is meant to help managers and workers understand how lean philosophies, management activities and countermeasures can be effectively interwoven to unlock the vast wealth of knowledge and creativity that exists in every organization".
The key component of e2 is the emphasis on tacit learning to make the lean techniques relevant and exciting in the context of the reader's organization regardless of the nature of the business. The book provides the "know-why" as well as the "know-how", inspiration as well as information, in an organized, easy to use and fun way.
Written by Shingo Prize recipients Bruce Hamilton and Pat Wardwell, the system was designed to provide the umbrella under which lean philosophy, tools and systems live. e2 is a proven process for energizing and engaging employees in lean learning and practices. Bruce Hamilton is also the creator and star of "Toast Kaizen", the internationally renowned introduction-to-lean training DVD, and author of the popular Lean blog "Old Lean Dude" (www.oldleandude.com).  
The 226-page book is available from GBMP on its website, www.shopgbmp.org for $49.95.


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