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Lean Human Performance Improvement

Lean Human Performance Improvement

Jerry L. Harbour

November 13, 2014

As companies continue their efforts to improve work performance, they must ensure that their ongoing Lean activities include a healthy appreciation for, and recognition of, human performance. Ignoring the human component of work performance can be a recipe for unnecessary waste, inefficiency, and...

The Lean Anthology: A Practical Primer in Continual Improvement

The Lean Anthology: A Practical Primer in Continual Improvement

Rebecca Goldberg, Elliott N. Weiss

November 03, 2014

The Lean Anthology: A Practical Primer in Continual Improvement presents operations management case studies that illustrate a Lean process improvement journey. Ideal for non-engineers, adult learners, and corporate or business education settings, this book can help you and your organization...

Project Management Theory and Practice, Second Edition

Project Management Theory and Practice, Second Edition

Gary L. Richardson

October 29, 2014

Updated to reflect the Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition, the new edition of this bestselling textbook continues to provide a practical and up-to-date overview of project management theory. Project Management Theory and...

The Process Mind: New Thoughtware ® for Designing Your Business on Purpose

The Process Mind: New Thoughtware ® for Designing Your Business on Purpose

Philip Kirby

October 24, 2014

What if you could double your productivity without additional capital investment? What if you could outperform your competition by changing the way you think? What if you could be fast, flexible, and low cost?In The Process Mind, Philip Kirby not only opens your mind to these possibilities but...

Strategy + Teamwork = Great Products: Management Techniques for Manufacturing Companies

Strategy + Teamwork = Great Products: Management Techniques for Manufacturing Companies

Frederick Parker

October 24, 2014

Most books on manufacturing focus on production. This book is different; it describes techniques for excelling in engineering design, marketing strategies, and customer service inside a manufacturing company. Managing a successful manufacturing company in today’s competitive global economy requires...

Creating a Lean Culture: Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions, Third Edition

Creating a Lean Culture: Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions, Third Edition

David Mann

October 22, 2014

Winner of a Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award The new edition of this Shingo Prize-winning bestseller provides critical insights and approaches to make any Lean transformation an ongoing success. It shows you how to implement a sustainable, successful transformation by developing a...

The Innovative Lean Machine: Synchronizing People, Branding, and Strategy to Win in the Marketplace

The Innovative Lean Machine: Synchronizing People, Branding, and Strategy to Win in the Marketplace

Anthony Sgroi, Jr.

September 26, 2014

In order for an organization to thrive in a competitive business environment, its strategy, people, and branding must be fully optimized. The Innovative Lean Machine: Synchronizing People, Branding, and Strategy to Win in the Marketplace explains how to use Lean principles and visual tools to...

Lean Today, Rich Tomorrow: Succeeding in Today's Globalization Chaos

Lean Today, Rich Tomorrow: Succeeding in Today's Globalization Chaos

Joe Bichai

September 24, 2014

This book is about an actual Lean transformation that took place in a 100-year-old North American manufacturer's factory. Lean Today, Rich Tomorrow: Succeeding in Today's Globalization Chaos tells the story of how an obsolete factory destined for closure was transformed into the most productive...

Lean Waste Stream: Reducing Material Use and Garbage Using Lean Principles

Lean Waste Stream: Reducing Material Use and Garbage Using Lean Principles

Marc Jensen

September 10, 2014

The fact that a process produces garbage is a testament to design inefficiency, and this book explains how to use the nature of that garbage to pinpoint and eliminate those inefficiencies. Lean Waste Stream: Reducing Material Use and Garbage Using Lean Principles supplies an unprecedented look at...

Making the Case for Change: Using Effective Business Cases to Minimize Project and Innovation Failures

Making the Case for Change: Using Effective Business Cases to Minimize Project and Innovation Failures

Christopher F. Voehl, H. James Harrington, Frank Voehl

September 03, 2014

The best time to stop projects or programs that will not be successful is before they are ever started. Research has shown that the focused use of realistic business case analysis on proposed initiatives could enable your organization to reduce the amount of project waste and churn (rework) by up...

The Basics of Project Evaluation and Lessons Learned, Second Edition

The Basics of Project Evaluation and Lessons Learned, Second Edition

Willis H. Thomas

August 22, 2014

For some organizations, Lessons Learned (LL) is an informal process of discussing and recording project experiences during the closure phase. For others, LL is a formal process that occurs at the end of each phase of a project. Regardless of when they are performed, if you are a project team member...

The Basics of Hoshin Kanri

The Basics of Hoshin Kanri

Randy K. Kesterson

August 21, 2014

The problem with most Hoshin Kanri books is that they describe a complex methodology that is overwhelming to most leaders and their organizations. The need to essentially change the culture of the entire organization to make Hoshin work isn’t practical for most companies when first starting out.The...

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