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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...

The Fundamentals of Developing Operational Solutions for the Government

Chiang H. Ren
June 20, 2018

The Fundamentals of Developing Operational Solutions for the Government guides professionals on how to use operations research to solve problems and capture opportunities for government customers. The governments of modern democratic nations manage large complex societal operations to offer...

Project Management Lessons Learned: A Continuous Process Improvement Framework

Mel Bost
June 18, 2018

"Readers can benefit from the expertise of Mel Bost as both a project manager and a PMO practitioner. Kudos to him for bringing us this valuable perspective on lessons learned." —Mark Price Perry, Founder, BOT International and author of Business Driven Project Portfolio Management "Every project...

Project. Program. Change

Roland Gareis, Lorenz Gareis
June 18, 2018

This book gives managers an integrative approach to project, program, and change management. It describes the differences between change in projects versus programs with case studies in both areas and the different life cycles. While the project and change comprise much of the book, it is up to...

The Hospitality and Tourism Industry in China: New Growth, Trends, and Developments

Jinlin Zhao
June 18, 2018

Here is an insightful look into the great changes in the hospitality and tourism industry in China in recent years. The steady growth of the GDP in China, the increasing middle-income population, lifestyle changes of the Chinese people, and fast infrastructure development (speed trains, airports,...

Hearing the Voice of the Shingo Principles: Creating Sustainable Cultures of Enterprise Excellence

Robert Derald Miller
June 18, 2018

For more than 50 years, organizations of all types have struggled to achieve lasting benefits from the many tools and programs associated with various continuous-improvement initiatives. In fact, the notion of "continuous" improvement is largely a misnomer -- for many organizations, continuous...

Human Rights and Emerging Technologies: Analysis and Perspectives in Europe

Daniele Ruggiu
June 18, 2018

What is the state of current European governance on new and emerging technologies, and where is it going? What is, and what can be, the role of human rights in governance arrangements? These are the main questions that this book answers for both European and non-European scholars. It provides a...

ELT in Asia in the Digital Era: Global Citizenship and Identity: Proceedings of the 15th Asia TEFL and 64th TEFLIN International Conference on English Language Teaching, July 13-15, 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Suwarsih Madya, Fuad Abdul Hamied, Willy A. Renandya, Christine Coombe, Yazid Basthomi
June 13, 2018

This proceedings book captures a wide range of timely themes for readers to be able to foresee the digital era's impact on English teaching in non-English speaking countries. English used in the global environment, the frequent mobile communication, and the use of AI-based translators are bringing...

An Introduction to Computational Risk Management of Equity-Linked Insurance

Runhuan Feng
June 12, 2018

The quantitative modeling of complex systems of interacting risks is a fairly recent development in the financial and insurance industries. Over the past decades, there has been tremendous innovation and development in the actuarial field. In addition to undertaking mortality and longevity risks in...

The New Entrepreneur's Guide to Setting Up and Running a Successful Business

Paul Kendall
June 12, 2018

There is a lot of political will at the moment to encourage more new startup businesses, with grant funding subsidies, assistance raising finance, exemptions from statutory reporting and tax incentives available to those who are will to take the plunge. There couldn’t be a better time for...

The Mechanical Patient: Finding a More Human Model of Health

Sholom Glouberman
June 12, 2018

Healthcare is very much dependent on the model of the patient that is assumed by healthcare providers. The current model derives from a chemical/mechanical view of the patient body. Simply put: we are healthy if all of our mechanical parts are working properly and if all of the chemicals in our...

Production Economics: Evaluating Costs of Operations in Manufacturing and Service Industries

Anoop Desai, Aashi Mital
June 11, 2018

This book will serve a unique purpose within the world of production engineering. It will cover the economics of modern manufacturing and focus on examining the techniques and methods from a cost perspective. Additionally, it will deal with the computation of direct and indirect cost for...

Agilizing the Enterprise

Joseph Raynus
June 08, 2018

This book blends concepts and their application in a comprehensive and clear presentation of how mastering of visionary leadership, strategic Innovation, managed resilience, and organizational agility improve solution delivery and sustain enterprise performance. This book widens the perspective on...

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