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PIA releases guidebook for lean printing

Press release from the issuing company

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Printing Industries of America is proud to announce that our newest book, Lean Printing: Cultural Imperatives for Success by Kevin Cooper, is now available. Lean Printing: Cultural Imperatives for Success is the second book in the series dedicated to helping printers embrace and utilize Lean printing techniques.

The previous book, Pathways to Success, focused on introducing Lean practices to the print community. Cultural Imperatives for Success guides printers in establishing a company culture that will enable those practices to succeed, endure, and flourish. Author Kevin Cooper says, "Printers utilizing this text will avoid the mistake of focusing solely on Lean tool implementation which cannot be sustained over time without addressing the cultural imperatives of an organization."

This text is an asset to ensure that the benefits and tools of Lean are utilized and embraced across an entire organization. It features advice on forming mission statements, handling issues arising from a company's existing infrastructure, understanding empowerment vs. control, and other important topics to achieve complete buy-in from the top of a company to the bottom. In addition, the book includes six in-depth case studies of actual companies who have faced the challenge of establishing Lean printing operations.

For any printer thinking about implementing Lean practices into the workplace, this book serves as the perfect guide. Utilizing Lean Printing: Cultural Imperatives for Success will help avoid novice mistakes as well as help printers organize and fully engage the workforce in a positive and successful implementation of Lean. Lean Printing: Cultural Imperatives for Success (ISBN: 9780883626887) is $30 for members or $40 for non-members.