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

3rd 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

1st Edition

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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...

Understanding, Measuring, and Improving Daily Management: How to Use Effective Daily Management to Drive Significant Process Improvement

1st Edition

Ross Kenneth Kennedy
December 06, 2018

Understanding, Measuring, and Improving Daily Management explains the critical parts of a continuous improvement strategy to achieve Operational Excellence and where reactive improvement through effective daily management fits in. In addition, it shows the consequences to your Operational...

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...

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...

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...

Working Great!: Lean Leadership Lessons for Guiding Your Organization to Excellence

1st Edition

Richard Brimeyer
September 10, 2018

Significant sustained Lean success depends almost solely on leaders and the culture they foster. Unfortunately, many embark on their Lean initiative with a focus on tools observed during a benchmarking tour, disclosed during a short symposium presentation, or peddled by their chosen Lean partner....

The BASICS Lean Implementation Model: Lean Tools to Drive Daily Innovation and Increased Profitability

1st Edition

Charles W. Protzman III, Daniel Protzman, William Keen
September 07, 2018

In 2004 Charlie Protzman created The BASICS Lean Implementation Model, which covers the full spectrum of what is needed to be effective and successful at implementing a Lean System. The reader is taken through a step by step approach developed over the last 15 years, in the use and understanding of...

Implementing Lean: Twice the Output with Half the Input!

1st Edition

Charles W. Protzman, Fred Whiton, Daniel Protzman
September 04, 2018

Everyone has heard the phrase about doing twice the work in half the time, but instead of focusing only on time, this book focuses on driving increased output with consistently less input. Implementing Lean: Twice the Output with Half the Input! teaches readers not only about Lean and its major...

The Future of Organizations: Workplace Issues and Practices

1st Edition

Arvind K. Birdie
July 12, 2018

This volume provides valuable insights into how organizations are changing and evolving and how human resource personnel, employers, and employees are reacting to these emerging workplace transitions. Today’s successful organizations must be learning organizations in that they must keep abreast and...

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st 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...

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