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Industrial Design Engineering: Inventive Problem Solving

John X. Wang
February 09, 2017

Designing new products and improving existing ones is a continual process. Industrial design engineering is an industrial engineering process applied to product designs that are to be manufactured through techniques of production operations. Excellent industrial design engineering programs are...

Leadersights: Creating Great Leaders Who Create Great Workplaces

David Veech
February 01, 2017

Love, learn, let go. Three decisions. Three actions. Three habits. Together, these offer leaders insight (Leadersights) into the true nature of leadership and can create the type of workplace that can thrive in a demanding future. Leadersights: Creating Great Leaders Who Create Great Workplaces...

The Hoshin Kanri Forest: Lean Strategic Organizational Design

Javier Villalba-Diez, PhD
January 27, 2017

Strategic Lean Management (LM) efforts significantly fail because leaders often lack a map of their organizations. This book will provide a comprehensive quantifiable framework for strategically designing organizations for LM. Combining knowledge about Strategic Organizational Design and LM, the...

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

Norton Paley
January 19, 2017

Harnessing the power of technology is one of the key measures of effective leadership. Leadership Strategies in the Age of Big Data, Algorithms, and Analytics will help leaders think and act like strategists to maintain a leading-edge competitive advantage. Written by a leading expert in the field,...

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...

Lean and Agile Project Management: How to Make Any Project Better, Faster, and More Cost Effective

Terra Vanzant Stern, PhD
December 15, 2016

When project managers are faced with budget cuts and fewer resources, waste elimination becomes a priority in maintaining effectiveness. This does not mean shortening or abandoning traditional project cycles, though. In fact, fast results on critical assignments can only be completed with strong...

Project Feasibility: Tools for Uncovering Points of Vulnerability

Olivier Mesly
December 15, 2016

This book presents a set of tools that will aid in deciding whether a project should go ahead, be improved, or abandoned altogether by pinpointing its vulnerabilities. It offers a review of project feasibility analysis, and more critically, psychodynamic aspects that are often neglected, including...

Building a Lean Service Enterprise: Reflections of a Lean Management Practitioner

Debashis Sarkar
December 01, 2016

This book provides an assorted set of reflections/lessons from the "trenches" of Lean service and brings to fore leadership challenges, new tools, and the known-unknowns (insights that very few know but many in journey of Lean transformation need to know). Lean has the ability to address a wide...

Lean Transformations for Small and Medium Enterprises: Lessons Learned from Italian Businesses

Arnaldo Camuffo
November 23, 2016

Lean Transformations for Small and Medium Enterprises: Lessons Learned from Italian Businesses summarizes two decades of research, teaching, and practice on lean thinking. Based on quantitative analysis of 100 cases of Lean transformations and 20 in-depth case studies of successfully transformed...

Global Lean: Seeing the New Waste Rooted in Communication, Distance, and Culture

Samuel Yankelevitch
October 25, 2016

Just because a problem is invisible doesn’t mean it’s not affecting your operation. While communication, distance, and culture are often ignored as real threats to your results, these unnoticed forces are negatively affecting companies that operate internationally. Globalization has amplified a...

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

Donald A. Dinero
September 06, 2016

There are many books available covering the Training Within Industry (TWI) programs, but few include any unique material on adaptation or modification – This dearth of new has caused practitioners to alter the programs without understanding the underlying principles. These changes have made the...

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...

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