The lean farm : how to minimize waste, increase efficiency, and maximize value and profits with less work / Ben Hartman ; illustrations by Emma Gerigscott
Book | 2015
Available at Gateway-Kenosha Campus General Collection (TD 930 H3.7 2015)

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xii, 240 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction
Part I: Lean Thinking on the Farm
1. Every Tool in Its Place
2. Farm for Your Customers: Precisely Identify Value
3. Learn to See Value
4. Ten Types of Farm Waste
5. Flow I: Tools to Root Out Farm Production Waste
6. Flow II: Tools to Root Out Farm Management Waste
7. Lean Farm Sales: Establish Pull, Don't Push
8. Continuous Improvement (Kaizen)
9. Respect for People: Lean and Farm Staff
10. Lean Applied at Clay Bottom Farm: Ten Specific Cases
Part II: Lean in an Agricultural Context
11. The Lean Farm Start-Up
12. The Limits of Lean in Agriculture
13. Lean for More Than Profit
Summary
Lean principles were originally developed by the Japanese automotive industry, but Hartman has applied them to farming. As a result, he's been able to drastically cut waste, increase profit, and make his family farm more environmentally and economically sustainable. With ample examples from his one-acre farm in Indiana, Hartman illustrates how to incorporate lean practices, on farms of any size or scale, at each step of the production chain, from starting a farming operation and harvesting crops to training employees and selling goods. Hartman's approach of working smarter, not harder, aims to prevent the kind of burnout that start-up farmers often encounter and enable a new generation of young people to choose farming as a viable career path.--COVER.
23.00 HORT (10-001-1)
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