Compiled ByGina Protopapa A new booklet, Transitioning to Lean, offers tactics to help management avoid the pitfalls of transitioning to lean manufacturing while maximizing the benefits. Author Jack B. Harrison, senior partner, The Hands-On Group Inc., notes, "It's during the transition that the 'gotchas' occur." His booklet highlights possible downsides (a short-term decrease in sales) and possible peaks (the potential generation of "large amounts of tax-free cash") while providing solutions to problems. The Hands-On Group specializes in helping companies make the rapid transition to lean. To order a free copy of Transitioning to Lean, e-mail Harrison at [email protected] .