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DOE Simplified: Practical Tools for Effective Experimentation, Third Edition

3rd Edition

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Mark J. Anderson, Patrick J. Whitcomb
May 19, 2015

Offering a planned approach for determining cause and effect, DOE Simplified: Practical Tools for Effective Experimentation, Third Edition integrates the authors’ decades of combined experience in providing training, consulting, and computational tools to industrial experimenters. Supplying reader...

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 ...

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...

The Focus and Leverage Improvement Book: Locating and Eliminating the Constraining Factor of Your Lean Six Sigma Initiative

1st Edition

Bob Sproull
October 08, 2018

Companies all over the world try their best to improve their business by implementing efforts such as Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, or a combination of the two methodologies. Logic would tell you that these two methods would be the right approach because you would have an improvement method that,...

Defense Innovation Handbook: Guidelines, Strategies, and Techniques

1st Edition

Adedeji B. Badiru, Cassie Barlow
September 04, 2018

Innovation is the lifeline of national development. This handbook is a collection of chapters that provide techniques and methodologies for achieving the transfer of defense-targeted science and technology development for general industrial applications. The handbook shows how to translate theory...

Integrated Process and Fixture Planning: Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Awais Ahmad Khan, Emad Abouel Nasr, Abdulrahman Al-Ahmari, Syed Hammad Mian
June 04, 2018

Fixtures are used in manufacturing to secure working devices. They help insure conformity, accuracy, efficiency, and interchangeability; their reliability is crucial. This book introduces and implements a new methodology for more flexible fixture design and manufacturing processes, and develops the...

Formulation Simplified: Finding the Sweet Spot through Design and Analysis of Experiments with Mixtures

1st Edition

Mark J. Anderson, Patrick J. Whitcomb, Martin A. Bezener
April 20, 2018

Many chemists – especially those most brilliant in their field – fail to appreciate the power of planned experimentation. They dislike the mathematical aspects of statistical analysis. In addition, these otherwise very capable chemists also dismissed predictive models based only on empirical data....

Modeling and Simulation: Challenges and Best Practices for Industry

1st Edition

Guillaume Dubois
March 27, 2018

Modeling, in the past 60 years, has been constantly evolving and has revolutionized the industrial sector. Its continuous development will still have profound impact in the upcoming future. For big or small companies, modeling is a tool which brings technical improvement and profitability.What is...

Lean Production for Competitive Advantage: A Comprehensive Guide to Lean Methodologies and Management Practices, Second Edition

2nd Edition

John Nicholas
March 23, 2018

Lean Production for Competitive Advantage: A Comprehensive Guide to Lean Methodologies and Management Practices, Second Edition introduces Lean philosophy and illustrates the effective application of Lean tools with real-world case studies. From fundamental concepts to integrated planning and...

The Practitioner's Guide to POLCA: The Production Control System for High-Mix, Low-Volume and Custom Products

1st Edition

Rajan Suri
March 16, 2018

POLCA (Paired-cell Overlapping Loops of Cards with Authorization) is a card-based visual control system that manages the flow of jobs through the shop floor: at each operation, it controls which job should be worked on next to meet delivery targets. POLCA ensures that upstream operations use...

Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) Transformation: Uncovering Hidden Reserves of Profitability

1st Edition

Alin Posteuca
February 20, 2018

Achieving a long-term acceptable level of manufacturing profitability through productivity requires the total commitment of management teams and all staff in any manufacturing company and beyond. Awareness and continuous improvement of manufacturing costs behind losses and waste is the core goal...

Management and Technological Challenges in the Digital Age

1st Edition

Pedro Novo Melo, Carolina Machado
January 22, 2018

Technological developments in recent years have been tremendous. The evolution is visible in companies through increasing technological equipment, computerized procedures, and management practices. One of the visible management practices is related to employees' management. Parallel to the concerns...

Productivity Improvement in Manufacturing SMEs: Application of Work Study

1st Edition

Thomas Thinandavha Munyai, Boysana Lephoi Mbonyane, Charles Mbohwa
December 19, 2017

This book focuses on the application of workstudy in productivity of manufacturing SMEs locally and abroad and also explores various industrial problems which face manufacturing SMEs in developing and underdeveloped countries in the rest of the world. Low productivity is currently a serious...

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

1st Edition

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...

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