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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...

Leadership Strategies in the Age of Big Data, Algorithms, and Analytics

Norton Paley
January 20, 2017

This book helps leaders to think/act like a strategist in the fast-moving age of big data, algorithms, and analytics. It provides competitive advantage along new pathways: First, leading a successful transition by aligning your organization’s culture to accept the benefits of digital technology;...

Assessment and Diagnosis for Organization Development: Powerful Tools and Perspectives for the OD Practitioner

William J Rothwell, Angela L.M. Stopper, Jennifer L. Myers
January 17, 2017

Although the theory and methods of organization development (OD) assessment and diagnosis have been covered in other books, there is a lack of practitioner-focused guides that introduce real-world case studies and tools rooted in the methodology. This book will fill that gap, providing practical...

Transportation and Strategic Asset Management: A Sustainable Approach to Maintain Critical Infrastructure

Erik Stromberg, Thomas H. Wakeman III
January 15, 2017

Long-term financial planning and sound governance is essential for maintaining transportation infrastructure and assets. Public-private sector partnerships and cooperation are vital. This book looks at the current state of our infrastructure and ways to better maintain it with environmentally...

Casino and Gaming Resort Investigations

Derk J. Boss, Alan W. Zajic
January 15, 2017

In a casino, opportunities for theft, fraud, cheating and misconduct are high. Surveillance systems and standing security teams are not enough. Schemes and scams, from both internal and external sources and from elaborate to simple, will be attempted. Casino and Gaming Resort Investigations...

Lean TRIZ: How to Dramatically Reduce Product-Development Costs with This Innovative Problem-Solving Tool

H. James Harrington
January 09, 2017

Lean TRIZ is a new workshop-based process that brings together teams to focus on specific processes, evolutionary product designs, and improvement opportunities. It combines the insight of TRIZ with the simplicity of Value Engineering, EXPRESS, or FAST methodologies. TRIZ is the most advanced...

Energy Management for the Metals Industry

Cynthia K. Belt
January 09, 2017

Energy management training and solutions are not one size fits all. While some general methods apply, the metals industry has its own unique processes and environments for which a more tailored approach is necessary. Aimed at managers, engineers, and supervisors working in the metals industry,...

Work Study and Ergonomics

P.C. Tewari
January 06, 2017

In the present era of liberalization, privatization and globalization, industrial growth is probably the most critical factor while analyzing a country’s economy. Sustenance of industry primarily depends on its productivity levels in the highly competitive environment. Productivity enhancement can...

VA’s Lean Healthcare Transformation: Innovating the Veteran Patient Experience

Kathryn Trauth Taylor, PhD, Robin R. Hemphill, MD, MHP, Heather Woodward-Hagg, PhD
January 05, 2017

This book provides insight into the initial deployment of a Lean Management System across VA, the nation's largest healthcare system. The book presents the origins of VA's Lean Enterprise Transformation (LET) in its 156 medical centers. The authors detail the clinical and administrative outcomes of...

Mass Customized Manufacturing: Theoretical Concepts and Practical Approaches

Vladimir Modrak
January 04, 2017

This book brings several original contributions to research and practical applications in the field of mass customization from the designer, manufacturer, and customer perspectives respectively. It presents advancements in product design for mass customization, design of assembly and supply chain...

C++ for Financial Mathematics

John Armstrong
December 21, 2016

If you know a little bit about financial mathematics but don’t yet know a lot about programming, then C++ for Financial Mathematics is for you. C++ is an essential skill for many jobs in quantitative finance, but learning it can be a daunting prospect. This book gathers together everything you need...

Ecosystems and Technology: Idea Generation and Content Model Processing

Cyrus F. Nourani
December 20, 2016

Ecosystems and Technology: Idea Generation and Content Model Processing, presents important new innovations in the area of management and computing. Innovation is the generation and application of new ideas and skills to produce new products, processes, and services that improve economic and social...

Ethics and the Internal Auditor's Political Dilemma: Tools and Techniques to Evaluate a Company's Ethical Culture

Lynn Fountain
December 16, 2016

This book helps auditors understand the reality of performing the internal audit role and the importance of properly managing ethical standards. It provides many examples of ethical conflicts and proposes alternative actions for the internal auditor. Internal auditors are well-schooled on the IIA...

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