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Accuride Publishes ‘Lean Management 50-20-20’ Guide To Lean Implementation

“Lean Management 50-50-20” demonstrates how Accuride applied Lean tools and techniques across its products, processes and partners.


Accuride Corp. ­has published its first book, “Lean Management 50-50-20,” now available on Amazon. “Lean Management 50-50-20” demonstrates how Accuride successfully applied Lean tools and techniques across its products, processes and partners. The company says the  technically advanced yet practical book offers insights on Accuride’s successful Lean journey. It is written for Lean professionals and senior leaders who have had exposure to Lean tools, techniques and terminology.

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The new book was written collaboratively by Accuride’s Jd Marhevko, vice president, quality and Lean; Mary Blair, senior vice president, 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 company says the title summarizes a powerful formula from Accuride’s Lean journey. Author Jd Marhevko said, “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. Our book shows others how they 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. These AME awards validated that –­ after five years of implementing Lean and adopting common ERP, Quality and Supply Chain systems – Accuride had 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,” said 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.”

To Purchase Your Copy of “Lean Management 50-50-20”

“Lean Management 50-50-20” is available in both paperback and e-book editions. It can be purchased in both formats directly from the Amazon website here.


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