The Lean Handbook's intention is to gather into a single reference the information related to Lean tools, system, and implementation. This book will enhance your understanding of the Lean principles as a whole and give you a more holistic look at lean. This comprehensive guide covers all the topics included in all of our lean books. Written with contributions from a team of lean experts with years of experience in the field, it will be indispensable to anyone interested in implementing and sustaining a Lean initiative. This book was written to give a simple explanation of lean for anyone to understand. It is meant for engineers, purchasing agents, company clerks, newspaper reporters, schoolteachers, or anyone else who wants to find out about Lean. It is by no means a complete text on Lean, but does include an addendum that will point the way to further Lean knowledge for anyone who is interested.