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Creating a Lean Culture: Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions, Third Edition

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David Mann
October 22, 2014

Winner of a Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award The new edition of this Shingo Prize-winning bestseller provides critical insights and approaches to make any Lean transformation an ongoing success. It shows you how to implement a sustainable, successful transformation by developing a ...

Lean Safety Gemba Walks: A Methodology for Workforce Engagement and Culture Change

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Robert B. Hafey
November 24, 2014

A Lean Safety Gemba Walk is a walk through the work area (Gemba) that focuses on the continuous improvement of safety. When conducted in a respectful manner, by skilled facilitators, Safety Gemba Walks can have a dramatic long-lasting impact on the culture of a business. Lean Safety Gemba Walks: A M...

Hearing the Voice of the Shingo Principles: Creating Sustainable Cultures of Enterprise Excellence

Robert Derald Miller
June 18, 2018

For more than 50 years, organizations of all types have struggled to achieve lasting benefits from the many tools and programs associated with various continuous-improvement initiatives. In fact, the notion of "continuous" improvement is largely a misnomer -- for many organizations, continuous...

Sustaining a Culture of Process Control and Continuous Improvement: The Roadmap for Efficiency and Operational Excellence

Philip J. Gisi
May 10, 2018

This comprehensive book presents a methodology for continuous process improvement in a structured, logical, and easily understandable framework based on industry accepted tools, techniques, and practices. It begins by explaining the conditions necessary for establishing a stable and capable process...

Lean System Management for Leaders: A New Performance Management Toolset

Richard E. Mallory
April 23, 2018

The concepts of quality management have been progressively interpreted and stylized by various practitioners over time, particularly through specific successful applications of its use. Its current predominant application has been narrowed even more through the focused practice of Lean Six Sigma....

Quality Standards for Highly Effective Government, Second Edition

Richard E. Mallory
April 11, 2018

Quality Standards for Highly Effective Government, Second Edition establishes a "new normal" in government that will ultimately reinvent the practice of democratic government. The principal catalyst for this change will be the adoption of auditable quality standards within every government...

New Giants Rising: How Leaders Can Help People and Companies Grow During the Followership Crisis

Paul D. Fisher
February 15, 2018

The greatest concern for all Americans today - leaders and followers alike – is how their prosperity seems to depend on a shrinking foundation of technology-only growth. And the onset of artificial intelligence only threatens to marginalize people even more with job loss and increasing isolation...

The Toyota Template: The Plan for Just-In-Time and Culture Change Beyond Lean Tools

Phillip Ledbetter
February 01, 2018

Much has been written about Toyota over the last 30 years focusing on both its products (superior vehicles), and its operational excellence based on its Toyota Production System (TPS). The Toyota Template details the critical concepts and methods that Taiichi Ohno implemented in developing the...

Industrial Energy Management Strategies: Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Kaushik Bhattacharjee
January 26, 2018

The importance of energy management has grown in recent years due to the heightened awareness of the impact of energy use on the environment and its very real impact on a company’s bottom line. This book provides a detailed and knowledgeable reference for those engaged in the energy management...

Ready? Set? Engage!: A Field Guide for Employees to Create Their Own Culture of Participation and Implement Innovative Ideas

Michael McCarthy, Janis Allen
December 05, 2017

All employees want themselves and their colleagues to be better engaged at work, but most just can’t get past the talking stage to actually developing an effective plan. This book is a step-by-step "how-to" guide for those who develop and complete projects – not just supervisors and continuous...

True Kaizen: Management's Role in Improving Work Climate and Culture

Collin McLoughlin, Toshihiko Miura
November 13, 2017

What does it take to manage an organization to success? No matter what industry you are in, an organization is primarily a group of people. This book focuses on that ever-important human element. In the rush to get 'lean', many organizations focus solely on tools for increasing productivity, but...

The Lean Brain Theory: Complex Networked Lean Strategic Organizational Design

Javier Villalba-Diez, PhD
November 02, 2017

The most complex organization known in the universe is inside of our heads: our brain. Because organizations are formed by human beings, The Lean Brain Theory aims to mimic human brain structure and functionality so as to enable the emergence of brain-like organizations in which the 'neurons' are...

Production Management: Advanced Models, Tools, and Applications for Pull Systems

Yacob Khojasteh
October 31, 2017

Inventory control is an essential task in production management. An effective inventory control can significantly reduce the holding cost and hence, total production cost. Selecting and implementing a suitable production control system plays an important role in inventory reduction and performance...

Leadership Can Be Learned: Clarity, Connection, and Results

Gilmore Crosby
October 31, 2017

Leadership is poorly understood because human systems are poorly understood. Like the "flat earth" theory of old, modern work culture is limited by a paradigm in which problems are understood as "clashes of personality,"' and blame is directed at the superficial level of individuals, groups, and...

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