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DOE Simplified: Practical Tools for Effective Experimentation, Third Edition


Mark J. Anderson, Patrick J. Whitcomb
May 19, 2015

Offering a planned approach for determining cause and effect, DOE Simplified: Practical Tools for Effective Experimentation, Third Edition integrates the authors’ decades of combined experience in providing training, consulting, and computational tools to industrial experimenters. Supplying reader...

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 ...

Value Stream Mapping for the Process Industries: Creating a Roadmap for Lean Transformation


Peter L. King, Jennifer S. King
April 24, 2015

Providing a framework that highlights waste and its negative effects on process performance, value stream maps (VSMs) are essential components for successful Lean initiatives. While the conventional VSM format has the basic structure to effectively describe process operations, it must be adapted and...

Lean Safety Gemba Walks: A Methodology for Workforce Engagement and Culture Change


Robert B. Hafey
November 24, 2014

A Lean Safety Gemba Walk is a walk through the work area (Gemba) that focuses on the continuous improvement of safety. When conducted in a respectful manner, by skilled facilitators, Safety Gemba Walks can have a dramatic long-lasting impact on the culture of a business. Lean Safety Gemba Walks: A M...

The Project Workout: The Ultimate Guide to Directing and Managing Business-Led Projects

Robert Buttrick
February 22, 2018

Projects are an important strategic management tool and a way of life in every business. But how do you get started and ensure you realize the benefits you need? Now in its 5th edition, the Project Workout is the definitive book on business-led project management. It is a valuable companion for...

Continuous Improvement Strategies: How to Manage, Motivate, and Retain Staff

Anthony Matthew Hopper
February 20, 2018

During this era of continuous improvement, healthcare organizations need to be staffed by engaged, motivated, and hard-working frontline employees. As these clinical and non-clinical personnel handle most of the important tasks in any organization and are often the people who directly interact with...

Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) Transformation: Uncovering Hidden Reserves of Profitability

Alin Posteuca
February 20, 2018

Achieving a long-term acceptable level of manufacturing profitability through productivity requires the total commitment of management teams and all staff in any manufacturing company and beyond. Awareness and continuous improvement of manufacturing costs behind losses and waste is the core goal...

Performance Improvement in Hospitals and Health Systems: Managing Analytics and Quality in Healthcare, 2nd Edition

James R. Langabeer II
February 20, 2018

Healthcare Organizations offer significant opportunities for change and improvement in their overall performance. Hospitals and clinics are generally large, complex, and inefficient, and need serious development in process workflow and management systems, which will ultimately lead to better...

New Giants Rising: How Leaders Can Help People and Companies Grow During the Followership Crisis

Paul D. Fisher
February 16, 2018

The greatest concern for all Americans today - leaders and followers alike – is how their prosperity seems to depend on a shrinking foundation of technology-only growth. And the onset of artificial intelligence only threatens to marginalize people even more with job loss and increasing isolation...

R Programming and Its Applications in Financial Mathematics

Shuichi Ohsaki, Jori Ruppert-Felsot, Daisuke Yoshikawa
February 12, 2018

This book provides an introduction to R programming and a summary of financial mathematics. It is not always easy for graduate students to grasp an overview of the theory of finance in an abstract form. For newcomers to the finance industry, it is not always obvious how to apply the abstract theory...

5S Training Package (Spanish)

February 12, 2018

The 5S Training Package has been designed both to train staff in the principles of 5S and create the understanding needed to commit to an organization-wide Lean Transformation. This comprehensive training package is action oriented to ensure the successful learning and communication of Lean...

The GuruBook: Insights from 45 Pioneering Entrepreneurs and Leaders on Business Strategy and Innovation

Jonathan Løw
February 12, 2018

The GuruBook is an inspiring collection of 45 articles and interviews with well-known thought leaders and entrepreneurs, whose leadership and strategic skills have resulted in very successful businesses. These renowned leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators have tested their visions and assumptions...

Intro to Lean Auto Body Training Package

February 05, 2018

The Introduction to Lean Auto Body Solution Package has been designed to both train technicians in the principles of Lean and create the understanding needed to commit to an organization-wide Lean Transformation within your own shop. This comprehensive training package is action oriented to ensure...

The Toyota Template: The Plan for Just-In-Time and Culture Change Beyond Lean Tools

Phillip Ledbetter
February 01, 2018

Many current companies are in a similar position to Toyota prior to development of the Toyota Production System regarding efficiency and culture. Many are attempting to implement a Lean system, but the failure rate is very high. The primary reasons are lack of will, lack of skill, or some...

Understanding the Montessori Approach: Early Years Education in Practice

Barbara Isaacs
January 29, 2018

Understanding the Montessori Approach is a much-needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Montessori Approach and how it is used in the teaching and learning of young children. The book will enable the reader to analyse the essential...

A3 Problem Solving Quick Learning Kit

January 26, 2018

Enna’s A3 Problem Solving Quick Learning Kit will help you jump start your problem solving efforts by providing the guidance and tools necessary. Train your staff in the concepts of the PDCA cycle while develop an eye for waste elimination and the platform to complete it all....