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Root Cause Analysis: Improving Performance for Bottom-Line Results, Fifth Edition

5th Edition

Mark A. Latino, Robert J. Latino, Kenneth C. Latino
July 12, 2019

This book comprehensively outlines what a holistic and effective Root Cause Analysis (RCA) system looks like. From the designing of the support infrastructure to the measuring of effectiveness on the bottom-line, this book provides the blueprint for making it happen. While traditionally RCA is...

Transforming Leader Paradigms: Evolve from Blanket Solutions to Problem Solving for Complexity

1st Edition

James E. Luckman, Olga Flory
June 21, 2019

An easy read with clear examples and engaging stories, this book is a treat for leaders who are interested in totally transforming the way they work. Luckman and Flory help leaders and organizations shift from a solutions mindset to a problem-solving culture that results in flow and growth where...

Computing Predictive Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Economics: Modeling Techniques with Start-ups and Incubators

1st Edition

Cyrus F. Nourani
June 19, 2019

This volume brings together research and system designs that address the scientific basis and the practical systems design issues that support areas ranging from intelligent business interfaces and predictive analytics to economics modeling.  Applications for management science and IT have...

Entrepreneurship: Strategies and Policies

1st Edition

Walter Amedzro St-Hilaire
June 13, 2019

The ways in which enterprises are governed and entrepreneurship policies developed are the focus for the world-leading research. This is because entrepreneurial activities take place within a wider institutional environment, in which a range of public, private, and societal institutions...

Theory of Constraints, Lean, and Six Sigma Improvement Methodology: Making the Case for Integration

1st Edition

Bob Sproull
June 10, 2019

Many leaders and managers have led improvement initiatives in a variety of different industry sectors. Most believe that when they begin these efforts, they already have the tools they need in their improvement "backpack." Using these tools, they make substantial improvements to processes in a wide...

Reality, Perception, and Your Company's Workplace Culture: Creating a New Normal for Problem Solving and Change Management

1st Edition

Daniel Bloom
February 22, 2019

Reality and Perception and Your Company's Workplace Culture presents a demonstrable path for navigating the change-management process from beginning to end while fully detailing its obstacles and its triumphs. The book presents the view of a fictional 100-year old company called...

Manufacturing Competency and Strategic Success in the Automobile Industry

1st Edition

Chandan Deep Singh, Jaimal Singh Khamba
January 11, 2019

Strategic success of industry depends upon manufacturing competencies (i.e., the competitive advantage to ensure better quality and reliability), which will increase sales and create a sound customer base. Competitive priorities are the operating advantages that are assessed, evaluated, and...

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

1st Edition

Ross Kenneth Kennedy
December 13, 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...

Lean in Agriculture: Create More Value with Less Work on the Farm

1st Edition

Vibeke Fladkjaer Nielsen, Susanne Pejstrup
November 19, 2018

Responding to a recent surge in interest, this is the first book to comprehensively address how Lean thinking and tools can be implemented in agriculture. This handbook breaks down barriers, clearly showing how techniques originally developed for use in factories work just as well on farms....

Spend Analysis and Specification Development Using Failure Interpretation

1st Edition

Michael D. Holloway
November 08, 2018

Considering that the biggest machines that do the most work are made up of smaller machines and components, it becomes obvious that when a large machine breaks, it is normally due to small components acting antagonistically. Detailing a time-tested method for increasing productivity and lowering...

Developing Masterful Management Skills for International Business

1st Edition

Thomas A. Cook
September 08, 2018

This book focuses on the new challenges created for managers by the recent recession. Executives need to learn new skills and run companies delivering results under an entirely new set of conditions and working environments. This book analyzes these issues and provides step-by-step guidance on how...

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...

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