Books & Articles



Continuous Improvement Culture and Strategy

  • The Outstanding Organization, Karen Martin
  • Creating a Culture of Lean, David Mann
  • Beyond Strategic Vision, Michael Cowley
  • A Passion for Success, Kazuo Inamori
  • Making Change Work, Brien Palmer
  • Six Sigma for Managers, Greg Brue

Performance Measurements

  • The Basics of Performance Measurements, Jerry Harbour
  • Keeping Score, Mark Graham Brown
  • Real Numbers, Jean Cunningham
  • Practical Lean Accounting, Brian Maskell

Lean Basics

  • Lean Thinking, James Womack
  • Lean Transformation, Bruce Henderson
  • The Lean Enterprise Memory Jogger, Richard MacInnes
  • Lean Production Simplified, Pascal Dennis
  • Shopfloor Series by Productivity Press (one book on each tool)
  • The Toyota Way, Jeffery Liker

Value Steam Mapping

  • Value Stream Mapping, Karen Martin and Mike Osterling
  • Learning to See, Mike Rother and John Shook
  • Seeing the Whole, Dan Jones and Jim Womack
  • The Complete Lean Enterprise, Beau Keyte


  • Gemba Kaizen, Masaaki Imai
  • The Kaizen Blitz, Anthony Laraia
  • Kaizen for the Shopfloor, Productivity Press
  • The Kaizen Event Planner, Karen Martin and Mike Osterling

Lean Six Sigma

  • Lean Six Sigma Pocket Tool Book, Michael George
  • The Black Belt Memory Jogger
  • Six Sigma for Small Business, Greg Brue
  • Six Sigma for Managers, Greg Brue

Administrative and Service

  • Lean Six Sigma for Service, Michael George
  • The Lean Office Pocket Guide
  • Lean Supply Chain Management, Michael Donovan
  • The Lean Healthcare Pocket Guide
  • The Complete Lean Enterprise, Beau Keyte