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Lean Safety Gemba Walks: A Methodology for Workforce Engagement and Culture Change

1st Edition

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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...

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

1st Edition

Ken Eakin
October 17, 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...

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...

5S Office: 30 Day Action Log: 30 Day Action Log

1st Edition

Enna
July 11, 2019

The 30 Day Action Log form is used as the central point of communication for specific actionable items to be performed over the 30 days following the completion of a 5S Office workshop. This form tracks identified 5S Office problems found during the workshop that cannot be solved immediately due to...

Creating an Effective Management System: Integrating Policy Deployment, TWI, and Kata

1st Edition

Patrick Graupp, Skip Steward, Brad Parsons
July 09, 2019

"The decades of experience-based wisdom that Graupp, Steward and Parsons share will set you on a new path to a more joyful organization and the tangible results it will produce." Rich Sheridan, CEO, Menlo Innovations; author of Joy, Inc. and Chief Joy Officer "A fine book by skilled practitioners...

Theory of Constraints, Lean, and Six Sigma Improvement Methodology: Making the Case for Integration

1st Edition

Bob Sproull
June 10, 2019

Many leaders and managers have led improvement initiatives in a variety of different industry sectors. Most believe that when they begin these efforts, they already have the tools they need in their improvement "backpack." Using these tools, they make substantial improvements to processes in a wide...

Leaner Six Sigma: Making Lean Six Sigma Easier and Adaptable to Current Workplaces

1st Edition

Terra Vanzant Stern, PhD
May 21, 2019

Since the 1980s, Lean and Six Sigma have been used independently to make existing processes better, faster and more cost effective. For almost twenty years, countless companies have embraced the power of blending the two process improvement methodologies. This has resulted in major financial...

Enterprise Alignment and Results: Thinking Systemically and Creating Constancy of Purpose and Value for the Customer

1st Edition

Chris Butterworth
May 14, 2019

To succeed, an organization must cultivate management systems that effectively align their work and behaviors with principles and direction. These systems should be simple, comprehensible, actionable, and standardized. Establishing alignment in every value stream of an organization will ultimately...

Starting Lean from Scratch: A Senior Leader’s Guide to Beginning and Steering an Organizational Culture Change for Continuous Improvement

1st Edition

Brent Donald Timmerman
May 09, 2019

What if the problem is you? For organizations just preparing to begin a continuous-improvement (CI) journey, the behaviors of the leadership must transform dramatically for the Lean toolkit to succeed. Many organizations invest in training colleagues about the power of the tools but fail to address...

ISO 9001 and Lean: Friends, Not Foes, For Providing Efficiency and Customer Value

1st Edition

Douglas Meyer
March 22, 2019

ISO 9000 is a comprehensive set of international standards for quality management and quality assurance. These standards ensure that companies effectively document all aspects of their quality management to show transparency and efficiency within all processes. They are not industry specific and...

Complex Management Systems and the Shingo Model: Foundations of Operational Excellence and Supporting Tools

1st Edition

Rick Edgeman
February 25, 2019

The Shingo Enterprise Excellence Prize Model (SEEM) has exerted global influence over the ways that exceptional organizations formulate/deploy strategy with its focus on processes, Lean thinking, continuous improvement, innovation, workforce development, and supplier strategies. This book details...

Optimizing Student Learning: A Lean Systems Approach to Improving K-12 Education, Second Edition

1st Edition

Betty Ziskovsky, Joe Ziskovsky
February 11, 2019

This book is a fictionalized account of how a licensed school teacher developed, implemented, and refined the application of Lean principles and applied them to her classroom instructional practice to complete the delivery of her assigned curriculum while at the same time ensuring her students...

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