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New book showcases Lean Management research

17 March 2017

Cardiff Business School Logistics and Operations Management academics have contributed a chapter to a new Lean Management volume from Routledge Companions.

The new book, edited by Torbjørn H. Netland and Daryl J. Powell, is a robust academic examination of Lean, which has experienced significant growth in recent years. It brings together 71 expert authors from 15 different countries, ensuring an expansive and detailed analysis of the Lean agenda and its application in a range of management areas.

The book’s blurb states that it: “presents and summarises the state-of-the-art of lean in diverse application areas — from the production floor to sales and marketing, from the automobile industry to universities. It gathers a collection of chapters, written by leading experts and up-and-coming scholars from across the globe. It provides an overview of the “lean world” for academics, scholars, postgraduates, practitioners, and consultants.”

Dr Jon Gosling, Dr Maneesh Kumar and Professor Mohamed Naim, from the School’s Logistics and Operations Management section, have contributed a chapter on Lean Supply Chains.

Dr Gosling said: “We were very happy to contribute to this new volume on Lean Management.

“The impressive collection of expert voices gathered together in this new volume has been likened, in one review from the Stockholm School of Economics, to a chorus of the best “Lean singers” in the world. We rather like that description as it demonstrates how important, and extensive, a volume this is. It will certainly be of interest to a wide range of stakeholders – from students and scholars to practitioners already using Lean.”

Find out more about The Routledge Companion to Lean Management.

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