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Association for Manufacturing Excellence. Lean Administration: Case Studies in Leadership and Improvement. New York: Productivity Press, 2007.

George, Michael L. Lean Six Sigma for Service: How to Use Lean Speed & Six Sigma Quality to Improve Services and Transactions. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2003.

Fabrizio, Tom and Don Tapping. 5S for the Office: Organizing the Workplace to Eliminate Waste. New York: Productivity Press, 2006.

Flinchbaugh, Jamie and Andy Carlino. The Hitchhikers Guide to Lean: Lessons from the Road. Dearborn, MI: Society for Manufacturing Engineers, 2006.

Keyte, Beau and Drew Locher. The Complete Lean Enterprise: Value Stream Mapping for Administrative and Office Processes. New York: Productivity Press, 2004.

Martin, James William. Lean Six Sigma for the Office. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2009.

Martin, Karen. Kaizen Event Planner: Achieving Rapid Improvement in Office, Service, and Technical Environments. New York: Productivity Press, 2007.

Miller, Ken. We Dont Make Widgets: Overcoming the Barriers that Keep Government from Radically Improving. Washington DC: Governing, 2006. 

Productivity Press Development Team. Kaizen for the Shopfloor. Portland: Productivity Press, 2002.

Productivity Press Development Team. The Lean Office: Collected Practices and Cases. New York: Productivity Press, 2005.

Productivity Press Development Team. Standard Work for the Shopfloor. New York: Productivity Press, 2002.

Rajesh, Jugulum and Phillip Samuel. Design for Lean Six Sigma: A Holistic Approach to Design and Innovation. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2008.

Richard, Graham. Performance is the Best Politics: How to Create High-Performance Government Using Lean Six Sigma. Fort Wayne: HPG Press, 2006.

Sharma, Anand and Gary Hourselt. The Antidote: How to Transform Your Business for the Extreme Challenges of the 21st Century.  Durham: Managing Times Press, 2006.

Tapping, Don. The Lean Office Pocket Guide XL: Tools for Elimination of Waste in Administrative Areas! New York: MCS Media, 2006.

Tapping, Don and Tom Shuker.Value Stream Management for the Lean Office: Eight Steps to Planning, Mapping, and Sustaining Lean Improvements in Administrative Areas. New York: Productivity Press, 2003.

Thompson, Jim. Lean Production for the Office: Common Sense Ideas to Help Your Office Continuously Improve. Toronto: Productive Publications, 2009.

Venegas, Carlos.Flow in the Office: Implementing and Sustaining Lean Improvements. New York: Productivity Press, 2007.

Womack, James P. and Daniel T. Jones. Lean Solutions: How Companies and Customers Can Create Value and Wealth Together. New York: Free Press, 2005.

Womack, James P. and Daniel T. Jones. Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.

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