Lean Culture for the Construction Industry: Building Responsible and Committed Project Teams, Second Edition
On Time, In Full: Achieving Perfect Delivery with Lean Thinking in Purchasing, Supply Chain, and Production Planning
Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) and Methods Design Concept (MDC): The Path to Competitiveness
Lean TRIZ: How to Dramatically Reduce Product-Development Costs with This Innovative Problem-Solving Tool
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...
June 07, 2017
Many of the struggles that we are currently experiencing when attempting to implement Lean in the construction environment are the direct result of applying Lean tools out of proper context. Understanding Lean as an overall operating system will help to avert this all too common pitfall. An...
Barry L. Cross
May 01, 2017
The parameters of competition in business today are changing -- big does not necessarily beat small anymore; fast is beating slow. Agility, speed, and flexibility are the key elements of a successful strategy and execution in the corporate world as wells as in government agencies, health care, and...
April 11, 2017
This book is a practical guide for manufacturers on how to meet a fundamental requirement – how to deliver to the customer the right product in the right quantity at the right time. While the concept of on-time delivery seems deceptively simple, achieving it can be incredibly complex. This book...
April 11, 2017
This book will address key organizational issues that must be considered and addressed when implementing Lean business practices. The book offers solutions for many of the challenges, provides a resource that leaders can use in addressing cultural and regulatory issues, provides means to address...
Alin Posteuca, Shigeyasu Sakamoto
March 23, 2017
Providing a reasonable level of profitability through productivity is - and will remain - one of the fundamental tasks of the management teams of any production company. Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) and Methods Design Concept (MDC): The Path to Competitiveness contains two new...
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...
Javier Villalba-Diez, PhD
January 27, 2017
Strategic Lean management efforts significantly fail because leaders often lack a map of their organizations. Written in a colloquial manner, The Hoshin Kanri Forest is for Lean practitioners who seek to design organizational structures that functionally support the dynamics associated with Lean...
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,...
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...
Terra Vanzant Stern, PhD
December 20, 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...
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...
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...
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