xii, 240 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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
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)
Gerigscott, Emma, illustrator.
How to minimize waste, increase efficiency, and maximize value and profits with less work