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Metrics-Based Process Mapping: Identifying and Eliminating Waste in Office and Service Processes

Metrics-Based Process Mapping: Identifying and Eliminating Waste in Office and Service Processes

Karen Martin, Mike Osterling

October 22, 2012

Metrics-Based Process Mapping (MBPM) is a tactical-level, visual mapping approach that enables improvement teams to make effective, data-based decisions regarding waste elimination and measure ongoing process performance. The mapping technique, often used to drill down from a value stream map,...

Run Grow Transform: Integrating Business and Lean IT

Run Grow Transform: Integrating Business and Lean IT

Steven C Bell

September 06, 2012

Your customers want innovation and value, and they want it now. How can you apply Lean principles and practices throughout your enterprise to drive operational excellence, reduce costs while improving quality, enable efficient growth, and accelerate idea-to-value innovation? Shingo Prize-winning...

Creating Mixed Model Value Streams: Practical Lean Techniques for Building to Demand, Second Edition

Creating Mixed Model Value Streams: Practical Lean Techniques for Building to Demand, Second Edition

Kevin J. Duggan

July 26, 2012

Following in the footsteps of its bestselling predecessor, Kevin J. Duggan, an executive mentor and recognized authority on Lean and Operational Excellence, draws on more than 10 years of experience and learning to provide Creating Mixed Model Value Streams, Second Edition. This second edition...

The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence: A Lean Approach to Improving Project Results

The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence: A Lean Approach to Improving Project Results

Adil F. Dalal

October 17, 2011

Asking tough questions about the current state of project management, The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence: A Lean Approach to Improving Project Results provides groundbreaking techniques to achieve excellence in project leadership that can result in six sigma type results or failure-free projects....

Lean Office and Service Simplified: The Definitive How-To Guide

Lean Office and Service Simplified: The Definitive How-To Guide

Drew Locher

February 09, 2011

Winner of a 2012 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award Demystifying the application of Lean methods, Lean Office and Service Simplified: The Definitive How-To Guide goes beyond the basic tools to detail the key concepts of Lean as they apply to office and service environments. It...

Value Stream Mapping for Healthcare Made Easy

Value Stream Mapping for Healthcare Made Easy

Cindy Jimmerson

August 26, 2009

In no industry is the concept of quality more essential than it is in healthcare, which is why the lean quality principles learned through the example of the Toyota Production System are so applicable. Two fundamental principles of Toyota’s push for excellence are especially relevant to healthcare:...

Using Hoshin Kanri to Improve the Value Stream

Using Hoshin Kanri to Improve the Value Stream

Elizabeth A. Cudney

March 27, 2009

In Using Hoshin Kanri to Improve the Value Stream, leading lean and quality expert Elizabeth Cudney constructs a complete how-to guide that any organization can employ to start a Lean effort correctly and keep it on track. Rooted in practical examples garnered over years of hand-on practice, she...

Mapping the Total Value Stream: A Comprehensive Guide for Production and Transactional Processes

Mapping the Total Value Stream: A Comprehensive Guide for Production and Transactional Processes

Mark A. Nash, Sheila R. Poling

June 24, 2008

Mapping the Total Value Stream defines and elaborates on the concepts of value stream mapping (VSM) for both production and transactional processes. This book reshapes and extends the lessons originally put forward in a number of pioneering works including the popular ,Value Stream Management for...

Kaizen Event Planner - Spanish CD ROM

Kaizen Event Planner - Spanish CD ROM

Karen Martin, Mike Osterling

June 12, 2008

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Value Stream Mapping for Lean Development: A How-To Guide for Streamlining Time to Market

Value Stream Mapping for Lean Development: A How-To Guide for Streamlining Time to Market

Drew A. Locher

May 02, 2008

Written by one of the world’s most respected consultants on Lean, this work presents a methodology for value stream mapping that is appropriate for any organization, whether it be service or product oriented. Over the past 25 years, Locher has proven just how powerful this process is, having...

Creating Your Lean Future State: How to Move from Seeing to Doing

Creating Your Lean Future State: How to Move from Seeing to Doing

Tom Luyster, Don Tapping

September 29, 2006

Move beyond Value Stream Mapping and Create Your Lean Future In Creating Your Lean Future State: How to Move from Seeing to Doing, Tom Luyster, with Don Tapping, details the implementation of lean after the creation of current and future state maps. This book is a follow-up to the successful...

Improving the Extended Value Stream: Lean for the Entire Supply Chain

Improving the Extended Value Stream: Lean for the Entire Supply Chain

Darren Dolcemascolo

April 10, 2006

When most teams map a lean value stream, they tend to focus on internal processes, and many organizations have reaped the benefits of implementing lean within their own facilities. The total value stream, however, for a typical product crosses many different organizations and suppliers. In...

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