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Value Stream Mapping for the Process Industries: Creating a Roadmap for Lean Transformation

1st Edition

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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...

Transforming Leader Paradigms: Evolve from Blanket Solutions to Problem Solving for Complexity

1st Edition

James E. Luckman, Olga Flory
June 26, 2019

An easy read with clear examples and engaging stories, this book is a treat for leaders who are interested in totally transforming the way they work. Luckman and Flory help leaders and organizations shift from a solutions mindset to a problem-solving culture that results in flow and growth where...

Lean for the Process Industries: Dealing with Complexity, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Peter L. King
June 19, 2019

Compared to its widespread implementation across almost all areas of production, Lean improvement efforts lag within the process industries. While many innovators have successfully applied Lean principles to these industries during the past three decades, most of those pioneering efforts were never...

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...

The Organizational Alignment Handbook: A Catalyst for Performance Acceleration

1st Edition

H. James Harrington, Frank Voehl
May 07, 2019

First published in 2012, in the same way that a well-defined approach is needed to develop an effective strategic plan, an equally well-designed approach is needed to support the alignment of your organization's structure, management concepts, systems, processes, networks, knowledge nets, training,...

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...

Reality, Perception, and Your Company's Workplace Culture: Creating a New Normal for Problem Solving and Change Management

1st Edition

Daniel Bloom
February 22, 2019

Reality and Perception and Your Company's Workplace Culture presents a demonstrable path for navigating the change-management process from beginning to end while fully detailing its obstacles and its triumphs. The book presents the view of a fictional 100-year old company called...

How to Coach for Creativity and Service Excellence: A Lean Coaching Workbook

1st Edition

Karyn Ross
January 31, 2019

How to Coach for Creativity and Service Excellence: A Lean Coaching Workbook is a self-contained workbook, in which the reader completes twenty-one days of practical exercises and activities focused on creativity, lean and coaching (one set per day). This will enable the reader to develop their...

Sustaining Workforce Engagement: How to Ensure Your Employees Are Healthy, Happy, and Productive

1st Edition

Lonnie Wilson
January 25, 2019

This book explains the importance of employee engagement – It defines what it is, what it will do for your business, and how you can achieve it as well as sustain it. It covers the history of employee engagement along with why employees were formerly much more engaged with their work and company...

The Highly Effective Office: Creating a Successful Lean Culture in Any Workplace

1st Edition

Timothy Schipper
January 23, 2019

The Highly Effective Office covers the transformation journey required to change the culture in the workplace from processes that suffer from functional separation and "silo-ed" departments to efficient and integrated systems. Most office processes have evolved into separate and autonomous...

Business Transformation Planning for Leaders: A Tactical Roadmap for Achieving Profitable Growth with the Highest Return on Capital

1st Edition

Kiran Gurumurthy
January 23, 2019

This book is a powerful tool for business leaders who have responsibility for the success of the profit and loss (P&L) statement of a business. It provides a roadmap to help business leaders develop a comprehensive business transformation plan -- A plan that is simple, fact based, and...

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