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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...

Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship: The Only Way to Renew Your Organization

1st Edition

H. James Harrington
December 11, 2018

People with ideas are dreamers. People who get things done are doers. One doer is worth eight dreamers. There are three kinds of people who make up an innovator. There are inventors (people who have new and unique ideas), problem solvers (people who have ideas about how to correct a previous error)...

A Public-Sector Journey to Lean: Fighting Muda in Times of Muri

1st Edition

Kate McGovern
November 21, 2018

Most Lean practitioners learn about the three Ms: muda (waste), mura (unevenness or variability), and muri (overburden), and beginners in Lean generally focus on the removal of muda. The impact of muri is not as readily understood. It is extremely significant, however, for those working in...

The Lean IT Expert: Leading the Transformation to High Performance IT

1st Edition

Niels Loader
November 21, 2018

Digital transformation is a business concern; it is no longer just IT that must get things done. The disruptive force of start-ups focusing on IT-based services that can be consumed through mobile devices cannot be underestimated -- These start-ups eat away at the high-margin services provided by...

Flow Manufacturing -- What Went Right, What Went Wrong: 101 Mini-Case Studies that Reveal Lean’s Successes and Failures

1st Edition

Richard J. Schonberger
November 21, 2018

This book tells 101 stories of company efforts to implement the many aspects of flow manufacturing -- including such topics as just-in-time production, total quality control, reorganization of factories into product-focused or customer-focused cells, plants-in-a-plant, material flows by the...

Lean Demand-Driven Procurement: How to Apply Lean Thinking to Your Supply Management Processes

1st Edition

Paul Myerson
November 20, 2018

Lean thinking has expanded beyond its origins in repetitive manufacturing to other types of manufacturing processes such as process and product processes, and more recently to the administrative, supply chain, and operations management functions in a variety of industries. While there are many&...

Transforming an Idea Into a Business with Design Thinking: The Structured Approach from Silicon Valley for Entrepreneurs and Leaders

1st Edition

Muhammad Mashhood Alam
November 06, 2018

We are living in fascinating times, when the power of technology is not just reshaping, but is transforming the globe in unprecedented ways. These include the ability to connect with anyone across the globe in an instant using a tiny device in the palm of our hands to the availability of...

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

1st Edition

Alin Posteuca
October 09, 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...

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...

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...

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