Printing Industries of America is proud to announce its newest book titled “Lean Printing: Cultural Imperatives for Success” by Kevin Cooper.
This book guides printers in establishing a company culture that will enable those practices to succeed, endure and flourish. According to Cooper, "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."
The 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 a nice guide.