Organized in the asequence that a leader embarking on a Lean journey would experience, the new edition of this bestselling reference presents successful strategies of Lean leaders. Updated with new figures and new information, this edition describes how the metrics used by Toyota drive every line item in a good direction. It explains the use of value stream analysis at the leadership level and demonstrates how to structure kaizen events that improve the value stream. Presenting tactical organizational steps to sustain improvements, it explores the development of a corporate assessment and review structure in support of a lean transformation. The book introduces key leadership tools and discusses how to build a Lean culture.