No Lean Fluff, Applied Industrial Engineering with Dr. Shahrukh Irani | The EBFC Show 063

⚠️ Warning ⚠️ This episode is not for the easily offended Lean practitioner. Dr. Shahrukh Irani is an experienced industrial engineer specializing in high-mix, low-volume Lean implementations. Shahrukh has studied Lean and is a practicing industrial engineer, author, and teacher. In his own words about his book, “WARNING! This book [Job Shop Lean] is written by an Industrial Engineer who never worked at Toyota. But that did not deter me! I figured out that whatever the general public knows about the Toyota Production System aka LEAN is IE [Industrial Engineering] that Toyota used in the 1900s. And IE in the 1900s was not enabled by Operations Research, Data Science and a horde of software tools.” His favorite place to be is where people implement Job Shop Lean in various manufacturing facilities like forge or machine shops, fabrication facilities, and shipping departments. He has applied lean problem-solving to product family formation, work cell design, production scheduling, and proven techniques to drive continuous improvement.

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