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Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) Profitability Scenarios: Systematic and Systemic Improvement of Manufacturing Costs

1st Edition

Alin Posteuca
October 10, 2018

This book shows how to consistently obtain annual and multiannual manufacturing target profit regardless of the evolution of sales volumes, increasing or decreasing, using the Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) system. Managers and practitioners within the manufacturing companies will...

The Focus and Leverage Improvement Book: Locating and Eliminating the Constraining Factor of Your Lean Six Sigma Initiative

1st Edition

Bob Sproull
October 08, 2018

Companies all over the world try their best to improve their business by implementing efforts such as Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, or a combination of the two methodologies. Logic would tell you that these two methods would be the right approach because you would have an improvement method that,...

Lean Transportation Management: Using Logistics as a Strategic Differentiator

1st Edition

Mohamed Achahchah
October 02, 2018

This book provides an overview of the key transportation management processes from a shipper’s perspective. It enables managers to gain quick insight in the added value of transportation as a strategic differentiator, its key drivers, and guidelines on how to use them in an effective and efficient...

Success Is Assured: Satisfy Your Customers On Time and On Budget by Optimizing Decisions Collaboratively Using Reusable Visual Models

1st Edition

Penny W. Cloft, Michael N. Kennedy, Brian M. Kennedy
September 20, 2018

"Success is Assured" was born from a pair using those design practices over a century ago: The Wright Brothers. They set about methodically learning the causal relationships between the different design decisions they needed to make and the performance of the airplane. The Wright Brothers...

Healthcare Affordability: Motivate People, Improve Processes, and Increase Performance

1st Edition

Paul Walter Odomirok, Sr.
September 17, 2018

Healthcare Affordability: Motivate People, Improve Processes, and Increase Performance applies the Theory of Affordability across the Healthcare Enterprise. Affordability is realized when the Value delivered exceeds the Patient’s requirements, while the expense for the quality resources required to...

Lean Development and Innovation: Hitting the Market with the Right Products at the Right Time

1st Edition

Luciano Attolico
September 17, 2018

Using Toyota's principles for product and process development, this book focuses the implementation of the Lean system during the past 10 years in dozens of corporations across various industries. The book highlights all steps on the journey from common trouble area to remarkable results. As it is...

The Framework for Innovation: A Guide to the Body of Innovation Knowledge

1st Edition

Frank Voehl, H. James Harrington, Rick Fernandez, Brett Trusko
September 13, 2018

The innovation infrastructure and master plan described in this book offers a detailed and comprehensive approach to one of the most difficult and challenging problems facing entrepreneurs involved in innovation at any scale enterprise: the problem of how to govern your organization’s innovation...

The Myths and Truths of Lean Transformations: How to Successfully Make the Transition from Theory to Effective Deployment

1st Edition

Raymond Kelly
September 12, 2018

This book is a crucial resource for Lean practitioners (experienced or not) who are seeking: insight on how to gain more from their Lean efforts, how to overcome resistance to change (that is, to effectively convey 'What’s in it for me?' to their business associates), and to understand how other...

Working Great!: Lean Leadership Lessons for Guiding Your Organization to Excellence

1st Edition

Richard Brimeyer
September 10, 2018

Significant sustained Lean success depends almost solely on leaders and the culture they foster. Unfortunately, many embark on their Lean initiative with a focus on tools observed during a benchmarking tour, disclosed during a short symposium presentation, or peddled by their chosen Lean partner....

The BASICS Lean Implementation Model: Lean Tools to Drive Daily Innovation and Increased Profitability

1st Edition

Charles W. Protzman III, Daniel Protzman, William Keen
September 07, 2018

In 2004 Charlie Protzman created The BASICS Lean Implementation Model, which covers the full spectrum of what is needed to be effective and successful at implementing a Lean System. The reader is taken through a step by step approach developed over the last 15 years, in the use and understanding of...

Implementing Lean: Twice the Output with Half the Input!

1st Edition

Charles W. Protzman, Fred Whiton, Daniel Protzman
September 04, 2018

Everyone has heard the phrase about doing twice the work in half the time, but instead of focusing only on time, this book focuses on driving increased output with consistently less input. Implementing Lean: Twice the Output with Half the Input! teaches readers not only about Lean and its major...

The Future of Organizations: Workplace Issues and Practices

1st Edition

Arvind K. Birdie
July 31, 2018

This volume provides valuable insights into how organizations are changing and evolving and how human resource personnel, employers, and employees are reacting to these emerging workplace transitions. Today’s successful organizations must be learning organizations in that they must keep abreast and...

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