To address the first concept a template is presented which integrates functional and process-oriented groups into a single organizational hierarchy. This provides a clear order of command and control. This organizational structure is used successfully by college and professional football teams.
For the second concept, a standard process model is presented which enables business processes to be managed as a hierarchy. Integration Definition for Functional Modeling (IDEF0) is used in conjunction with defined controlling tasks. This approach enables the process management to be implemented as a hierarchy in which the detail increases as you go down the level of hierarchy. This provides the appropriate focus of detail with corresponding levels.
In the third concept, a new approach is presented which is lean, bottom-up approach to business process reengineering. The author contends this technique works better on large, complex processes than the traditional top-down approach.
The book is organized into four parts:
Part I: Getting an Overview of Lean Corporations
Part II: Understanding the Nuts and Bolts of Lean Corporations
Part III: Making Your Business Processes Lean
Part IV: Looking at Examples of Lean Business Processes
Creating Lean Corporations is well illustrated and easy to read. The concepts are presented in a logical and well-organized manner. This book is ideal for business process managers and lean leaders.