Written as a business novel, Epiphanized: Integrating Theory of Constraints, Lean and Six Sigma, is an attention-grabbing and fast-paced story of the transformation of Barton Enterprises, a manufacturer of fuel tanks for the aviation and defense indu Written as a business novel, Epiphanized: Integrating Theory of Constraints, Lean and Six Sigma, is an attention-grabbing and fast-paced story of the transformation of Barton Enterprises, a manufacturer of fuel tanks for the aviation and defense industry. Like so many other companies, Barton is struggling to meet customer due dates while eking out a minimal profit margin. Joe Pecci, a process improvement expert, is hired by Barton to change their fate, but Joe soon realizes that the culture and performance metrics in place will make this a difficult thing to do. When Barton’s VP of Operations, Sam Henderson, is given an ultimatum to fix Barton or lose his job, Sam becomes a willing partner for change.
Things really begin to change when Joe meets a very unusual, but very clever bartender named Connor Jackson in a bar named Jonahs. Jonahs becomes a regular meeting place and training venue where strategies are developed to transform Barton using some common and not so common tools and principles of improvement. One-by-one the cast of characters experience their own personal epiphanies.
One other central figure in Epiphanized is Becky Chen who has been sent from Corporate to reduce Barton s parts inventory using traditional methods. Becky listens to Joe, Connor and Sam s improvement message and soon realizes that these traditional methods are not what should be used to accomplish her mission. Together, Joe, Connor, Sam and Becky form an alliance and as the story unfolds, things do change and do so rapidly.
Epiphanized is different from other business novels in that the authors, Bob Sproull and Bruce Nelson, have incorporated a very active Appendix for those readers who want more technical know-how and details for how the various tools and principles woven into the story line work. Epiphanized also demonstrates the power of combining tools to form new, more effective tools not yet seen by readers. Epiphanized is a blueprint for improvement that every company should read and follow. ...Continua Nascondi