The Enigma of Lean – Pocket Guide acts as a reference guide for both lean practitioners and those who are new to the subject matter. This guide has been written with an ambitious aim to help those new to the subject with easy illustrative examples. With the above aim the book flows like a text book rather than a compilation of tools with methodology.
The structure of the RMAOR® methodology is presented with a roadmap at the beginning of each chapter followed by a detailed explanation of the steps along with the tools and techniques. In addition, illustrative examples help memorize and implement the exercises in the book. At the end of this guide you will find a complete roadmap of the entire RMAOR® methodology which will help lean practitioners understand the essence of Lean and relate to the topics discussed in each chapter.
About the Author
Mr. NC Narayanan (NC) is the founder of SSA, a global consulting house specializing in operational excellence and change management. He is also credited to be a leading proponent of quality consciousness worldwide. NC brings with him over 42 years of industrial experience, having held key senior management positions at companies like Crompton Greaves and Lucas TVS (a Deming Grand Prize winning company). He is a well known CEO coach for driving excellence programs in many corporates in India and overseas.
NC is a veteran in Lean and Six Sigma and has authored two books on the subject, Lean Six Sigma in a Nutshell and Enigma of Lean. He has also authored several articles in renowned publications and is a regular blogger on ‘NC’s blog’ at ncnarayanan.blogspot.com. He is credited with thought leadership on Lean called Lean RMAOR® methodology, which offers a structured deployment approach for Lean implementation. NC has led consulting engagements for over 500 clients across the globe and has designed and conducted more than 500 training programs and workshops in the area of Quality Management, Lean and Six Sigma. He has been recognized with the Global Achievers Award by the Economic Development Forum of India, and Vocational Excellence Award by the Rotary Club, among other recognitions. NC routinely chairs international conferences and conventions on Business Excellence and Continuous Improvement.