The lean farm : how to minimize waste, increase efficiency, and maximize value and profits with less work / Ben Hartman ; illustrations by Emma Gerigscott.
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|Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch||631 HARTMAN (Text)||33946003116733||New Books . 2nd Floor||Available||-|
|LaGrange County Public Library - LaGrange||628.746 HAR (Text)||30477100874688||Adult: Nonfiction||Available||-|
|Mooresville Public Library - Mooresville||628.746 HAR (Text)||37323005209138||NONFIC||Checked out||11/01/2016|
|Morgan County Public Library - Martinsville||628.746 HAR (Text)||78551000524341||Non-Fiction||Checked out||10/31/2016|
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- ISBN: 9781603585927
- ISBN: 1603585923
- Physical Description: xii, 240 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
- Publisher: White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, 
- Copyright: ©2015
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-226) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Every tool in its place -- Farm for your customers: Precisely identify value -- Learn to see value -- Ten types of farm waste -- Flow I: tools to root out farm production waste -- Flow II: tools to root out farm management waste -- Lean farm sales: pull, not push -- Continuous improvement (Kaizen) -- Respect for people: lean and farm staff -- Lean applied at Clay Bottom Farm: ten specific cases -- The lean farm start-up -- The limits of lean in agriculture -- Lean for more than profit.
|Summary, etc.:|| 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.
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