Lean TRIZ is a new workshop-based process that brings together teams to focus on specific processes, evolutionary product designs, and improvement opportunities. It combines the insight of TRIZ with the simplicity of Value Engineering, EXPRESS, or FAST methodologies. TRIZ is the most advanced problem solving tool available. By combining TRIZ's simplest concepts with those in the EXPRESS methodology (used by Ford and Ernst & Young), it is feasible to apply this new methodology to new concepts that are not traditionally applicable to the TRIZ methodology. This combination is guaranteed to greatly improve the quality and breakthrough results of a team that works on the problem within two days.
Dr. H. James Harrington is the chief executive officer for the Harrington Management Systems. He also serves as the chairman of the board for a number of businesses. Dr. Harrington is recognized as one of the world leaders in applying performance improvement methodologies to business processes. He has an excellent record of coming into an organization, working as its CEO or COO, resulting in a major improvement in its financial and quality performance. Dr. Harrington is a certified Master Six Sigma Black Belt and received the title of Six Sigma Grand Master. He has an MBA and PhD in engineering management and a BS in electrical engineering.
PREFACE. CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO LEAN TRIZ. CHAPTER 2: SPECIAL THREE LEAN TRIZ METHODOLOGIES.CHAPTER 3: STARTING A LEAN TRIZ PROGRAM. CHAPTER 4: PHASE I - IDENTIFYING THE OPPORTUNITIES. CHAPTER 5: PHASE II - PREPARING FOR THE WORKSHOP. CHAPTER 6: PHASE III - CONDUCTING THE WORKSHOP. CHAPTER 7: PHASE IV - IMPLEMENTING THE CHANGE (RECOMMENDATIONS). CHAPTER 8: PHASE V - MEASURING RESULTS AND REWARDS/ RECOGNITION. APPENDIX A: TRIZ BODY OF KNOWLEDGE. APPENDIX B: TRIZ BODY OF KNOWLEDGE. APPENDIX C: DEFINITIONS.