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Leading the Lean Enterprise Transformation

2nd Edition

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George Koenigsaecker
September 26, 2012

Updated with new information, illustrations, and leadership tools, Leading the Lean Enterprise Transformation, Second Edition describes how the metrics used by Toyota drive every line item in a financial statement in the right direction. Rather than focus on Lean tools and principles, the new editio...

Flatlined: Why Lean Transformations Fail and What to Do About It

1st Edition

Mark C. DeLuzio
April 01, 2020

With 30 years of driving Lean transformations under his belt—both in-house at Danaher and as the founder of Lean Horizons—Mark C. DeLuzio has a vantage point across a variety of industries. He often hears the challenges Lean leaders face now that they’ve been implementing Lean for a decade or more....

Freedom Within a Framework: Hearing the Voice of the Customer on the Factory Floor

1st Edition

Paul G. Cafaro
March 20, 2020

Freedom Within a Framework: Hearing the Voice of the Customer on the Factory Floor (978-0-367-08577-3, K406714) Shelving Guide: Business and Management/Customer Satisfaction/Quality This book shows you how to harmonize three business functions to address customer needs by using a novel approach...

Leading Continuous Improvement Projects: Lessons from Successful, Less Successful, and Unsuccessful Continuous Improvement Case Studies

1st Edition

Fernando Gonzalez Aleu, Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes
February 25, 2020

This book is a reference for continuous improvement project (CIP) leaders/facilitators in manufacturing and service organizations, students (undergraduate and graduate), academics responsible for managing senior projects (Capstone Projects) and teaching quality courses, and researchers interested...

Lean – Let’s Get It Right!: How to Build a Culture of Continuous Improvement

1st Edition

David Rizzardo
January 23, 2020

Lean – Let’s Get It Right!: How to Build a Culture of Continuous Improvement (978-0-367-42991-1, 340939) Shelving Guide: Business & Management / Lean Management This book addresses the root causes of why a majority of Lean transformations have not met expectations. More importantly, it...

Sustainable Development, Leadership, and Innovations

1st Edition

Dalia Streimikiene, Asta Mikalauskiene, Remigijus Ciegis
December 05, 2019

This book deals with the main challenges of sustainable development and the role of sustainable business and corporate social responsibility in implementing these challenges through sustainable leadership and innovations. It includes the economic, social, and environmental dimensions of...

Continuous Improvement in Higher Education: How to Begin Your Institution’s Lean Journey

1st Edition

Bonnie Slykhuis
November 19, 2019

Is your college or university struggling with how to adapt to budget cuts, changing student needs, technology, or regulatory changes? Do you have a program or staff assigned to help coordinate change efforts? Are you ready to become more proactive in how you react to the changes that affect your...

Strategy-Driven Leadership: The Playbook for Developing Your Next Generation of Leaders

1st Edition

Michael A. Couch, Richard S. Citrin
November 04, 2019

It’s estimated that U.S. companies spend over $14 billion annually on leadership development --Match that number to the abundant and growing research that finds most leadership development to be ineffective, and the conclusion is a phenomenal amount of waste. The remedy for this situation is to...

The Innovation Systems Cycle: Simplifying and Incorporating the Guidelines of the ISO 56002 Standard and Best Practices

1st Edition

H. James Harrington, Frank Voehl
October 08, 2019

Currently, the prime focus for US business plans should not be on the manufacturing process design and delivery processes, but on greatly improving innovation leadership, design engineering capability, and sales and marketing innovation. These three areas have been sadly lacking significant...

Operations Excellence Management System (OEMS): Getting It Right the First Time

1st Edition

Chitram Lutchman, Kevan Lutchman, Ramakrishna Akula, Charles Lyons, Waddah S. Ghanem Al Hashmi
September 30, 2019

Written for users, this book provides a structured approach with processes for implementing OEMS based on the learnings and experiences from companies who have implemented OEMS. The book leverages the knowledge of experienced OEMS personnel to provide a compelling sense of direction for...

The Façade of Excellence: Defining a New Normal of Leadership

1st Edition

John Dyer
September 30, 2019

The crucial need to substitute true leadership for bad management practices such as Management By Objectives (MBO) and the use of fear is now well known and was often championed by Dr. W. Edwards Deming. While significant progress has been made, many organizations (especially outside of...

Project Management Hacking: How to Manage Projects More Efficiently and Effectively in Less Time

1st Edition

Douglas Peyton Martin
September 11, 2019

This book provides the much-needed, no-nonsense guidance crucial for project managers – that is, the type of guidance that is missing from every major body of knowledge and educational offering for working project managers. This very practical book identifies the activities that influence project...

Timeless Leadership Truths: The Origins and Applications of Business Strategy

1st Edition

Norton Paley
August 09, 2019

The origins of business strategy are found in military applications. Generals throughout history faced formidable challenges as they crafted plans to outmaneuver competing forces, acquire territory, and gain power. Similarly, business leaders also look to outmaneuver their rivals as they enter new...

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