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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...

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...

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...

Building a Global Learning Organization: Using TWI to Succeed with Strategic Workforce Expansion in the LEGO Group

Building a Global Learning Organization: Using TWI to Succeed with Strategic Workforce Expansion in the LEGO Group

Patrick Graupp, Gitte Jakobsen, John Vellema

June 06, 2014

Building a Global Learning Organization: Using TWI to Succeed with Strategic Workforce Expansion in the LEGO® Group describes how a multinational company developed a global structure for learning based on the TWI (Training Within Industry) program to create and sustain standardized work across...

Clausewitz Talks Business: An Executive's Guide to Thinking Like a Strategist

Clausewitz Talks Business: An Executive's Guide to Thinking Like a Strategist

Norton Paley

May 08, 2014

Clausewitz Talks Business: An Executive's Guide to Thinking Like a Strategist distills the wisdom of Carl von Clausewitz's monumental 1832 classic On War—considered by many eminent scholars as the most distinguished Western work on war ever written. This book transposes Clausewitz's most enduring...

Leadership Basics for Frontline Managers: Tips for Raising Your Level of Effectiveness and Communication

Leadership Basics for Frontline Managers: Tips for Raising Your Level of Effectiveness and Communication

Bill Templeman

March 05, 2014

Training for frontline managers and supervisors is being ignored as a business improvement tactic at the worst possible time. As management jobs become increasingly complex, we continue to be inundated with the latest methods for improving job performance, along with less time to sort through...

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...

The Four Components of a Fast-Paced Organization: Going Beyond Lean Sigma Tools

The Four Components of a Fast-Paced Organization: Going Beyond Lean Sigma Tools

Robert Baird

November 01, 2013

If you examine the characteristics of successful organizations, you will find that speed is a common denominator. Once there is a focus on speed, industry-leading improvements follow, momentum is created, and employees become further engaged to continue executing the strategy.The Four Components of...

Getting Unstuck: Using Leadership Paradox to Execute with Confidence

Getting Unstuck: Using Leadership Paradox to Execute with Confidence

Ralph Jacobson

September 03, 2013

Humans are naturally wired to solve problems. Implement the right solutions and the problems generally go away. Paradoxes are quite different. They consist of opposites that do not appear to be able to coexist, but must. Most of the issues that keep organizations from achieving strategic success...

Learning with Lean: Unleashing the Potential for Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Learning with Lean: Unleashing the Potential for Sustainable Competitive Advantage

James Zurn, Perry Mulligan

August 21, 2013

The toughest Lean journeys are those taken in organizations that have achieved long-term success. Processes and people become fixed in their ways and exhibit a natural resistance to change. But, regardless of how well your organization is performing, unless you have a sustainable competitive...

Achieving HR Excellence through Six Sigma

Achieving HR Excellence through Six Sigma

Daniel Bloom

August 13, 2013

Although world-class firms like GE and Motorola have relied on Six Sigma to build their performance cultures, these processes are all too often left out of human resources (HR) functions. This lack of Six Sigma principles is even more surprising because preventing errors and improving productivity...

People, Process, and Culture: Lean Manufacturing in the Real World

People, Process, and Culture: Lean Manufacturing in the Real World

Jeffrey P. Wincel, Thomas J. Kull, PhD

April 23, 2013

Examining Lean processes in the context of the authors’ academic research in-progress, People, Process, & Culture: Lean Manufacturing in the Real World illustrates the impact of culture on the implementation of Lean Manufacturing (LM) across various geographic and cultural areas. It...