The Revolution of Efficiency: the new book by Andrea Dallan
They say the hardest part of writing a book is deciding the title and writing the introduction. Both should be done once the book is finished, but it wasn’t like that for me.
The title was a flash of inspiration.
I was in the middle of writing and I was mulling over various options for the title, including “The efficiency method”, “Lean production applied to the processing of thin metal sheets”, “The Zero Standard method”, “The principle of Efficiency, Productivity, Flexibility and Automation”, as well as a number of others.
But nothing doing… I was unconvinced.
As I was writing the chapter on efficiency and automation, I ‘d collected a lot of accounts and I realized that, for many of my customers, the introduction of our systems and work processes had brought about a true, positive revolution in their companies. The term “Revolution” often came up in my interviews.
Revolution in terms of higher profits, less time for production and organizing production, cycle optimization and reduction of the work in progress. Coil-fed processing lines introduce a great many concepts of Lean Production, naturally and immediately. Obviously, this required the support of a structured, specialized company 🙂
The term “Revolution” also reminded me of coils rotating on decoilers.
So: “The Revolution of Efficiency”.
As soon as the idea came to me, I put it in writing. I liked it and was intrigued by the concept of Revolution, which evokes the subversion of rules, associated to the term Efficiency, which evokes tranquility, safety, control of the situation, continuous and progressive improvement, as well as sustainability.
These two terms, which are almost at odds, seemed perfect and even rendered the book’s title slightly provocative.
Once I’d written it down, I thought about it for two days before finally settling on it and I now feel the title “The Revolution of Efficiency” is the perfect frame for the huge effort to write and distill my thoughts that I’ve just completed.
Given the current situation with COVID-19, I considered whether to postpone the release of this book to next year. Instead, I chose to bring the publication forward to the end of the summer because now is exactly when entrepreneurs and companies have the time and opportunities to analyze their processes and identify where they can be improved.
I also added a collection of useful tools, that I’ve created over the years, to calculate the hourly cost of systems, the production cost of a sheet metal product, the payback of a system and much more at the end of the book.
I make them available to readers gladly.
Once the name of the book was sorted, I kept the introduction, which I’ve only just recently completed, until last. I look forward to giving you a taste of it in one of my next posts: the book will be available by the end of the summer in five languages (Italian, English, French, German and Spanish) .
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