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ERIC Number: EJ908491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1536-7967
Lean Thinking in Libraries: A Case Study on Improving Shelving Turnaround
Kress, Nancy J.
Journal of Access Services, v5 n1-2 p159-172 2007
The University of Chicago's Joseph Regenstein Library Bookstacks Department has used process mapping and continuous improvement to successfully improve its overall operations. The most recent efforts focus on Lean manufacturing, an initiative centered on eliminating waste in manufacturing processes. The conversion of the Bookstacks Department from a reactive model to Lean thinking has produced some dramatic performance improvements. This case study will describe key principles of Lean thinking and how they have been implemented to improve shelving turnaround time. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois