This new annual yearbook gives an in-depth examination of the lean movement and how it is changing the industrialized world. Lean Manufacturing 2007 presents a global perspective, with articles focusing on automotive, medical and aerospace manufacturing, as well as oil production, health care, information technology, accounting and more. World-renown lean experts provide insights and advice. Special section highlights workforce-related issues. From the biggest multinationals to the smallest job shops, lean is making an impact: in this premiere volume, the editors of Manufacturing Engineering magazine show how and why.