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The Lean Machine: How Harley-Davidson Drove Top-Line Growth and Profitability with Revolutionary Lean Product Development

Dantar P. Oosterwal
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From near-extinction in the early eighties, Harley-Davidson rose to worldwide recognition and is still today one of the great, iconic American moto... Read More
From near-extinction in the early eighties, Harley-Davidson rose to worldwide recognition and is still today one of the great, iconic American motorcycle brands. In this insider guide, former Harley-Davidson executive Dantar Oosterwal offers an exclusive look at how Harley-Davidson was able to adapt in an ever-changing world to stay on top and stay in existence. In The Lean Machine, readers learn about Harley-Davidson’s secret weapon and go-to formula for outstanding success: Knowledge-Based Product Development. Rooted in Japanese productivity improvement techniques, this method helped Harley realize an unprecedented fourfold increase in throughput in half the time--powering annual growth of more than ten percent. Winner of the 2017 Shingo Prize for Literature, The Lean Machine--which is part business journal, part analysis, and part step-by-step toolkit--takes readers through the day-to-day transformation at Harley and identifies universal change and improvement issues so that companies in any industry can incorporate this game-changing system--with predictably excellent results. Read Less

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  • Contributor(s)Dantar P. Oosterwal
  • ISBN-139780814432884
  • Publish Date01/13/2010
  • PublisherAMACOM
  • Format Softcover
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Weight (lbs)0.85 lb
  • Case Weight (lbs)0.85 lb
  • Dimensions 9.0(h) x 6.0(w) x 0.6(d) inches
  • Pages272
  • Price $15.37

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