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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...

Strategic GIS Planning and Management in Local Government

David A. Holdstock
September 22, 2016

This "how-to" book on planning and managing GIS within local government describes and details the key components of a successful enterprise, sustainable and enduring GIS. It describes the strategic planning process an organization must undertake prior to GIS implementation. The heart of the book is...

Best Practices for Education Professionals, Volume Two

Heidi Schnackenberg, Beverly Burnell
September 16, 2016

This informative new volume provides a hand-picked selection of useful techniques, ideas, competencies, and skills for working with children in school settings. The book comprises both research (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-design) and conceptual pieces about the most effective, current...

IT Project Management: A Geek's Guide to Leadership

Byron A. Love
September 08, 2016

This book’s author, Byron Love, admits proudly to being an IT geek. However, he had found that being an IT geek was limiting his career path and his effectiveness. During a career of more than 31 years, he has made the transition from geek to geek leader. He hopes this book helps other geeks do the...

The TWI Facilitator's Guide: How to Use the TWI Programs Successfully

Donald A. Dinero
September 06, 2016

There are many books on TWI, but they don't include any new material. Practitioners have altered the programs without understanding the underlying principles. These changes have made the programs less effective. This book will identify/explain the main principles of the TWI Programs. Knowing these...

Forest Value Chain Optimization and Sustainability

Sophie D'Amours, Mustapha Ouhimmou, Jean-François Audy, Yan Feng
September 01, 2016

This book provides a global perspective on the various issues that the industry has to face as well as to provide some key global strategies that can help coping with those global challenges, such as collaboration, strategic value chain planning, and interdependency analyses. It presents literature...

Corporate Defense and the Value Preservation Imperative: Bulletproof Your Corporate Defense Program

Sean Lyons
September 01, 2016

This is the first book to finally address the umbrella term corporate defense, and to explain how an integrated corporate defense program can help an organization address both value creation and preservation. The book explores the value preservation imperative, which represents an organization’s...

The Innovation Tools Handbook, Volume 3: Creative Tools, Methods, and Techniques that Every Innovator Must Know

H. James Harrington, Frank Voehl
September 01, 2016

This book focuses on the creative tools and techniques, decisions, activities, and practices that move ideas to realization generate business value. It has a unique leaning on learning and mastering the improvement tools for managing the investment in creating new opportunities for generating...

Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Behavior: The 4th International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Science (ICIBSoS 2015), Kazan Federal University, Kazan, Russia, 22-23 October 2015 & Arya Duta hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia, 07–08 November 2015

Ford Lumban Gaol, Fonny Hutagalung, Nailya Bagautdinova, Lenar Safiullin
August 30, 2016

Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Behavior contains papers that were originally presented at the 4th International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Science 2015 (ICIBSoS 2015), held 22-23 October 2015 at The Institute of Management, Economics and Finance of the Kazan...

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

Joan Wellman, Pat Hagan, Howard Jeffries, Cara Bailey
August 25, 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...

The Facility Manager's Guide to Safety and Security

John W. Henderson
August 24, 2016

A guide for facility managers of varying types of facilities including, apartment buildings/complexes, office buildings, retail stores, educational facilities (schools), restaurants, and countless others. It will look specifically at the physical similarities inherent in all buildings/facilities...

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

Christoph Roser
August 24, 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...

Growing and Managing Foreign Purchasing

Thomas A. Cook
August 23, 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,...

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