We are pleased to announce that a book Prof. Peter Hines, S A Partners Chairman, has contributed to, has won the prestigious Shingo Research Award for 2017. The book, titled ‘The Routledge Companion to Lean Management’, has collected contributions from well-known lean experts and up-and-coming scholars from around the world.
Prof. Peter Hines contribution, along with Nicola Bateman, is in chapter 29, which covers Lean in the Armed Forces. The handbook is an excellent resource for business and management students as well as any academics, scholars, practitioners, and consultants interested in the “lean world.”
The chapters provide a detailed description of lean management across the manufacturing enterprise (supply chain, accounting, production, sales, IT etc.), and offer important perspectives for applying lean across different industries (construction, healthcare, defense, logistics). The contributors address challenges and opportunities for future development in each of the lean application areas, concluding most chapters with a short case study to illustrate current best practice. The book is divided into three parts: