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DOE Simplified: Practical Tools for Effective Experimentation, Third Edition

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Rethinking Lean in Healthcare: A Business Novel on How a Hospital Restored Quality Patient Care and Obtained Financial Stability Using Lean

Thomas G. Zidel
August 19, 2016

This book deals with a hospital's struggle to secure and maintain financial stability. In the story, the leadership team of a fictional hospital adopts the tools and principles associated with the Toyota Production System or Lean. The story takes the reader through leadership's arduous journey from...

Quality, Involvement, Flow: The Systemic Organization

Domenico Lepore, Angela Montgomery, Giovanni Siepe
August 18, 2016

Current organizations underperform due to silo thinking. Artificial barriers frustrate efforts and perpetuate an organizational model no longer adequate for the complexity of the current business world. Leaders and managers must acquire a whole-system perspective for their organizations to be...

Process Control Techniques for High-Volume Production

M. Kemal Atesmen
August 17, 2016

This book details most common statistical process control tools with many examples for high-volume production. It aims to make elements of high-volume production process control simple and easy to understand. It lets you thoroughly understand process controls instead of blindly trusting software...

Leading the Lean Healthcare Journey: Driving Culture Change to Increase Value, Second Edition

Joan Wellman, Pat Hagan, Howard Jeffries, Cara Bailey
August 16, 2016

This book reveals and describes the leadership and culture change required to remove waste from healthcare processes and eliminate the root cause of soaring costs, poor quality and safety, and limited access. The book's delivery strategy revolves around personal and organizational stories and case...

Business Theft and Fraud: Detection and Prevention

James R. Youngblood
August 16, 2016

Business Theft and Fraud: Detection and Prevention offers a broad perspective on business-related theft, providing a detailed discussion of numerous avenues of theft, including internal and external fraud, organized retail crime, mortgage fraud, cyber fraud, and extortion. Combining current...

"Faster, Better, Cheaper" in the History of Manufacturing: From the Stone Age to Lean Manufacturing and Beyond

Christoph Roser
August 16, 2016

The industrial revolution, mechanization, water and steam power, computers, and automation have given an enormous boost to manufacturing productivity. "Faster, Better, Cheaper" in the History of Manufacturing shows how the ability to make products faster, better, and cheaper has evolved from the...

Resilient Health Care, Volume 3: Reconciling Work-as-Imagined and Work-as-Done

Jeffrey Braithwaite, Robert L. Wears, Erik Hollnagel
August 16, 2016

This book is the 3rd volume in the Resilient Health Care series. Resilient health care is a product of both the policy and managerial efforts to organize, fund and improve services, and the clinical care which is delivered directly to patients. This volume continues the lines of thought in the...

Managing Crises Overseas

Scott Alan Ast
August 15, 2016

The book examines crisis management for operations located outside of a corporation’s normal confines, particularly in regions which might be overtly threatening or hostile to multinational corporations and their people and assets overseas. Outlining proper operating procedures, planning,...

Growing and Managing Foreign Purchasing

Thomas A. Cook
August 11, 2016

This book compares the basic skillset of domestic purchasing to that of global purchasing. It provides a very detailed blueprint and best practices guide for avoiding costly mistakes and improving purchasing effectiveness. It also details supply chain globalization impacts on freight, logistics,...

Handbook of Construction Management: Scope, Schedule, and Cost Control

Abdul Razzak Rumane
August 03, 2016

The book is developed to provide significant information and guidelines to construction and project management professionals (owners, designers, consultants, construction managers, project managers, supervisors, contractors, builders, developers, and many others from the construction-related...

Practical Cloud Security: A Cross-Industry View

Melvin B. Greer, Jr., Kevin L. Jackson
August 02, 2016

Melvin Greer and Kevin Jackson have assembled a comprehensive guide to industry-specific cybersecurity threats and provide a detailed risk management framework required to mitigate business risk associated with the adoption of cloud computing. This book can serve multiple purposes, not the least of...

Statistical Methods for Healthcare Performance Monitoring

Alex Bottle, Paul Aylin
August 01, 2016

Healthcare is important to everyone, yet large variations in its quality have been well documented both between and within many countries. With demand and expenditure rising, it’s more crucial than ever to know how well the healthcare system and all its components – from staff member to regional...

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