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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...

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...

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...

Bringing Jobs Back to the USA: Rebuilding America’s Manufacturing through Reshoring

Bringing Jobs Back to the USA: Rebuilding America’s Manufacturing through Reshoring

Tim Hutzel, Dave Lippert

June 12, 2014

A follow-up to Tim Hutzel's previous book, Keeping Your Business in the USA: Profit Globally While Operating Locally, this book tells the stories of companies that have sent their jobs outside of the USA and the negative effects this had on the quality of their products and services, employees,...

Supply Chain Optimization through Segmentation and Analytics

Supply Chain Optimization through Segmentation and Analytics

Gerhard J. Plenert

April 01, 2014

We live in a world where we try to solve similar problems in structurally the same way. But they simply are not optimally solved all the same. Supply Chain Optimization through Segmentation and Analytics addresses the issue of optimizing the planning and scheduling process and asks the question; "...

Beyond Lean Production: Emphasizing Speed and Innovation to Beat the Competition

Beyond Lean Production: Emphasizing Speed and Innovation to Beat the Competition

Roger G. Lewandowski

February 03, 2014

It is estimated that U.S. manufacturers are currently operating at only 65 percent effectiveness in implementing Lean production. Covering the fundamentals needed to be competitive in today’s marketplace, Beyond Lean Production: Emphasizing Speed and Innovation to Beat the Competition provides...

Quick Changeover Concepts Applied: Dramatically Reduce Set-Up Time and Increase Production Flexibility with SMED

Quick Changeover Concepts Applied: Dramatically Reduce Set-Up Time and Increase Production Flexibility with SMED

Karsten Herr

December 10, 2013

Shifting from external to internal set-up steps and optimizing your set-up procedure is only the first step in achieving world-class performance. What’s most important is what comes next, cutting down internal set-up times and achieving changeovers that last only a few minutes.Quick Changeover...

Kamishibai Boards: A Lean Visual Management System That Supports Layered Audits

Kamishibai Boards: A Lean Visual Management System That Supports Layered Audits

Joseph Niederstadt

September 03, 2013

Part of the Toyota Production System, Kamishibai boards are simple and flexible visual controls for performing audits within a manufacturing process. When used properly, they are powerful tools for performing, managing, and auditing tasks of specific duties.Kamishibai Boards: A Lean Visual...

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