With 30 years of driving Lean transformations under his belt―both in-house at Danaher and as the founder of Lean Horizons―Mark C. DeLuzio has a vantage point across a variety of industries. He often hears the challenges Lean leaders face now that they’ve been implementing Lean for a decade or more. They are concerned that they aren’t getting the results they used to, and they don’t know why. Most leaders believe their problems are unique to their company, but Mark sees more commonalities than differences. Flatlined: Why Lean Transformations Fail and What to Do About It draws on Mark’s experience as the original pioneer of the most successful Lean business system next to Toyota, as well as his progress over the past 18 years in helping companies replicate what Danaher achieved. Mark DeLuzio knows you need an actionable approach to make rapid shifts, not theory.
With this book, Mark DeLuzio gives you:
- the reasons why companies are now flatlining with Lean;
- five steps to solving this problem, no matter what your industry or corporate culture;
- real talk on why your organization is probably mediocre (even if it’s making a lot of money) and how to disrupt it to make it genuinely world-class;
- the questions you should always be asking at every stage and level of your Lean initiative.
Reviews of Flatlined
Mark DeLuzio merges the basics of running an excellent business with the basics of developing an excellent lean enterprise. If you are truly interested in success, it lies in Flatlined.Jim Huntzinger, President and Founder, Lean Frontiers
In addition to offering executives a concise, step-wise plan for reviving comatose Lean efforts, Flatlined will also be useful to leaders who are new to Lean management.Dr. Bob Emiliani, Professor of Lean Leadership, Author
As Lean Management rapidly approaches its tipping point, Mark DeLuzio is the right person to give it a final nudge. Whether you want to jump to the front of the leadership line or leapfrog your company’s transition to greatness, read Flatlined now. You will never think about organizational life in the same way again.Jim Hudson, author of The 21 Invincible Laws of Lean Leadership
Through Mark DeLuzio’s unique experience in the Lean community, he has learned what does and doesn’t work in any business environment.Jerry Solomon – Former Vice President, MarquipWardUnited; Lean Accounting Pioneer
Mark DeLuzio stands among the pioneers in his field as living proof of the power of Continuous Improvement―even after 30 years as a practitioner and advisor.Clifford F. Ransom II, President of Ransom Research, Inc.