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Accuride Publishes Lean Management 50-50-20 Guide to Lean Implementation

Describes how the company applied lean tools and techniques across its products, processes, and partners

Published: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 18:11

(Accuride: Evansville, IN) -- Accuride Corp., a leading supplier of components to the North American and European commercial vehicle industries, has published its first book, Lean Management 50-50-20,which is now available on Amazon. The book demonstrates how Accuride successfully applied lean tools and techniques across its products, processes and partners. This technically advanced, yet practical book offers insights on Accuride’s successful lean journey. It is written for lean professionals and senior leaders who are familiar with lean tools, techniques and terminology.

Lean Management 50-50-20 was written collaboratively by Accuride’s Jd Marhevko, vice president of quality and lean; Mary E. Blair, senior vice president of supply chain management; and Arvind Srivastava, corporate Master Black Belt. All three have played integral roles in helping to drive Accuride’s successful lean, quality and supply chain transformation since 2011.

The title summarizes a powerful formula from Accuride’s lean journey. “Based on our experience, on average, achieving a 50-percent reduction in lead time enables our teams to increase productivity by an average of 50 percent and reduce cost-per-unit by an average of 20 percent,” says Jd Marhevko. “Our book shows others how others may be able to achieve similar results.”

From 2014 to 2016, four Accuride facilities in North America received AME Excellence Awards from the Association for Manufacturing Excellence–more than any other manufacturer. These AME awards validate that after five years of implementing lean and adopting common enterprise resource planning (ERP), quality and supply chain systems, Accuride successfully institutionalized a unified lean discipline.

A veteran of multiple lean implementations at four global manufacturers, Accuride president and CEO Rick Dauch encouraged publication of Lean Management 50-50-20 for its potential to help others improve bottom-line outcomes of their lean initiatives.

“Accuride’s ongoing application of common lean manufacturing and quality management systems has enabled us to achieve world-class operating performance and drive continuous improvement across our entire organization,” says Dauch. “In the process, we’ve learned valuable lessons on how best to apply tools and processes for maximum impact. We published Lean Management 50-50-20 to demonstrate how applying lean systems and tools drives bottom-line results, and to share our practical lessons with others engaged in the hard work of getting lean.”

Lean Management 50-50-20 is available in both paperback and e-book editions. Accuride welcomes reader questions and comments on the book at lean@AccurideCorp.com.


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With headquarters in Evansville, Indiana, Accuride Corp. is a leading supplier of components to the North American and European commercial vehicle industries. The company’s products include commercial vehicle wheels and wheel-end components and assemblies. The company’s products are marketed under its brand names, which include Accuride, Accuride Wheel End Solutions, Gunite, and Gianetti Ruote. Accuride is a portfolio company of Crestview Partners.