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The Innovation Systems Cycle: Simplifying and Incorporating the Guidelines of the ISO 56002 Standard and Best Practices

1st Edition

H. James Harrington, Frank Voehl
October 08, 2019

Currently, the prime focus for US business plans should not be on the manufacturing process design and delivery processes, but on greatly improving innovation leadership, design engineering capability, and sales and marketing innovation. These three areas have been sadly lacking significant...

Office Lean: Understanding and Implementing Flow in a Professional and Administrative Environment

1st Edition

Ken Eakin
October 07, 2019

Lean has proven itself as an exceptional business system in manufacturing and a variety of other sectors, such as supply chain, retail, and healthcare. Where Lean has not yet made much of an impact is in professional "white-collar" industries such as banking and insurance, technology services, or...

Operations Excellence Management System (OEMS): Getting It Right the First Time

1st Edition

Chitram Lutchman, Kevan Lutchman, Ramakrishna Akula, Charles Lyons, Waddah S. Ghanem Al Hashmi
September 30, 2019

Written for users, this book provides a structured approach with processes for implementing OEMS based on the learnings and experiences from companies who have implemented OEMS. The book leverages the knowledge of experienced OEMS personnel to provide a compelling sense of direction for...

The Façade of Excellence: Defining a New Normal of Leadership

1st Edition

John Dyer
September 30, 2019

The crucial need to substitute true leadership for bad management practices such as Management By Objectives (MBO) and the use of fear is now well known and was often championed by Dr. W. Edwards Deming. While significant progress has been made, many organizations (especially outside of...

People Over Process: Leadership for Agility

1st Edition

Michael K. Levine
September 30, 2019

This book is about improving and sustaining agility by focusing on people over process, as the first agile value advocates, and is the third and final book in the author's Lean and Agile Software trilogy. The first – A Tale of Two Systems: Lean and Agile Software Development for Business Leaders –...

Lean in the Classroom: The Powerful Strategy for Improving Student Performance and Developing Efficient Processes

1st Edition

Vincent Wiegel
September 11, 2019

The current way of organizing education is not tenable in the coming decade. We need to address how we teach, how we organize schools, how we increase the effectiveness of learning, how we construct classrooms, and how we deploy new technologies. Lean management philosophy has been successfully...

Project Management Hacking: How to Manage Projects More Efficiently and Effectively in Less Time

1st Edition

Douglas Peyton Martin
September 11, 2019

This book provides the much-needed, no-nonsense guidance crucial for project managers – that is, the type of guidance that is missing from every major body of knowledge and educational offering for working project managers. This very practical book identifies the activities that influence project...

Timeless Leadership Truths: The Origins and Applications of Business Strategy

1st Edition

Norton Paley
August 09, 2019

The origins of business strategy are found in military applications. Generals throughout history faced formidable challenges as they crafted plans to outmaneuver competing forces, acquire territory, and gain power. Similarly, business leaders also look to outmaneuver their rivals as they enter new...

Quality Management in Engineering: A Scientific and Systematic Approach

1st Edition

Jong S. Lim
August 08, 2019

This book introduces fundamental, advanced, and future-oriented scientific quality management methods for the engineering and manufacturing industries. It presents new knowledge and experiences in the manufacturing industry with real world case studies. It introduces Quality 4.0 with Industry 4.0,...

The Leadership Roadmap: People, Lean, and Innovation, Second Edition

1st Edition

Dwane Baumgardner, Russell Scaffede
July 29, 2019

For more than 60 years, a few organizations have followed what is known as the "Scanlon Plan" for employee engagement. Some early benefits were achieved and employee satisfaction was high in these companies, such as Donnelly Corporation and Herman Miller Office Furniture. Likewise, for more than 30...

Global Lean for Higher Education: A Themed Anthology of Case Studies, Approaches, and Tools

1st Edition

Stephen Yorkstone
July 17, 2019

Higher education (HE) is amongst the hardest sectors in which to apply lean. Universities resist change, their organizational cultures being far from the manufacturing environment where lean was born. The way HE organizations are structured, funded, and function globally is idiosyncratic; one size...

Optimizing Your Supply-Chain Performance: How to Assess and Improve Your Company's Strategy and Execution Capabilities

1st Edition

Raymond Kelly
July 17, 2019

Most companies are continuously trying to reduce their supply-chain costs, time to market, and inventory. Optimizing Your Supply-Chain Performance: How to Assess and Improve Your Company’s Strategy and Execution Capabilities presents the "how-to's" (and a few "how-NOT-to’s"!) for conducting...

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