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

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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...

On Time, In Full: Achieving Perfect Delivery with Lean Thinking in Purchasing, Supply Chain, and Production Planning

Timothy McLean
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...

Lean Implementation: Applications and Hidden Costs

Frances Alston
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...

Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) and Methods Design Concept (MDC): The Path to Competitiveness

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...

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 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...

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...

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 18, 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...

Andy & Me and the Hospital: Further Adventures on the Lean Journey

Pascal Dennis
July 18, 2016

Based on the author's years of experience working with Toyota’s master teachers and with companies in the midst of great change, this book follows the story established in the Shingo Prize-winning book, Andy & Me: Crisis & Transformation on the Lean Journey.In a cool and readable style,...

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