Author: Joanna Czerska Publisher: LeanQ Team Publication date: 2015 Number of pages: 85 Sizes: 210 x 297 mm ISBN: 978-83-938415-3-0 Order

About author:

JOANNA CZERSKA – PhD Eng. in economic sciences, a specialist in Lean Management. Since 2003, she has managed the consulting firm LeanQ Team. She also cooperates with Gdańsk University of Technology as a lecturer and coordinator of joint projects. As a partner in the Sustainable Performance Improvement network she develops international cooperation projects for businesses in Europe and their affiliated branches around the world. She has successfully delivered hundreds of training seminars, workshops and projects in the field of Lean Management, educating human resources and supporting Polish and foreign companies in their efficiency oriented efforts. She specialises in improving manufacturing, logistic and service processes. She gained her experience in various job positions, including as a production organisation specialist, production director, lecturer at Gdańsk University of Technology, service company manager and an advisor of international concerns and Polish enterprises: from listed companies to family businesses.

About book

Efforts to reduce inventories are a natural trend in all enterprises that are interested in the availability of spare cash. 11 years of observations made while implementing hundreds of projects show that (at any given moment) only about 0.5% of companies do not work on the reduction of their inventories.

The book’s objective is to help employees and managers who are responsible for the process to make wise decisions regarding inventory reduction. And by ‘wise’ we mean safe for the enterprise, i.e. the decisions which do not increase the risk of delays in handling production or customer orders due to the shortage of materials, semi-finished or finished products.

The book attempts to lead the reader through the intricacies of inventory calculation, selection of inventory management methods and steps in the decision-making process to answer the question: to what extent and where the reductions may be made so that the objectives are smart and attainable within a required period.

At the same time I endeavour to show how various people and departments impact inventory stock levels and how important their cooperation is in the inventory reduction efforts.