Becoming a Lean Library: Lessons from the World of by Jeremy Nelson

By Jeremy Nelson

Becoming a Lean Library: classes from the area of expertise Start-ups

offers a consultant to the method and strategy essential to deal with product development.

Using suggestions and philosophies pioneered by means of Toyota's lean production luck, Becoming a Lean Library presents library management recommendation and tips about making the library extra nimble, lean, and aware of technological swap.

Early chapters introduce the reader to the assumption of lean start-ups in libraries, by means of chapters masking library structures, classes from lean production, and the build-measure-learn version. closing chapters speak about know-how switch and DevOps as a lean approach, whereas additionally giving the reader the chance to earn a qualified on-line "badge" at the material of the book.

  • Introduces lean startup and lean production conception and practice
  • Applies Lean Startup rules to Libraries
  • Allows readers to earn Openbadges to illustrate specialist schooling accomplishment via social networking and for repayment purposes
  • Only ebook in its industry that illustrates lean rules at work

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Nelson. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. 29 30 Becoming a Lean Library line try to ensure that the stations under their control are not the source of any work stoppage, creating an incentive for the manager to keep the assembly line moving forward even if quality issues or problems emerge in the manufacturing of the automobile. In the traditional assembly line, quality control is usually done by inspecting the finished product. When critical problems in the quality of the finished goods are identified, expensive retrofitting of the assembly line may be required or, if the problems are minor, the problems may be ignored.

The worst situation for any individual station is to hold up the assembly line, thereby preventing the completion of the final finished automobile. In such an assembly line manufacturing setup, each station on the line can become a source of failure; any work stoppage forces a shutdown of the entire process of product production. 00003-3 © 2016 by J. Nelson. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. 29 30 Becoming a Lean Library line try to ensure that the stations under their control are not the source of any work stoppage, creating an incentive for the manager to keep the assembly line moving forward even if quality issues or problems emerge in the manufacturing of the automobile.

Deviations from these scripted workflows requires the organization to handle or manage the inevitable outliers or exceptional circumstances. This becomes increasingly difficult as these plans grow in size and complexity. In traditional top-down corporate hierarchies, decisions for allocating resources and people are made to meet these forecasted demands. The process of allocation within the organization becomes highly political as different areas try to appropriate resources for their respective divisions within the organization.

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