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Quality Management: Theory and Application

1st Edition

Peter D. Mauch
May 24, 2017

In the past, when goods and services were simpler, measurement of quality was self-evident. As business became more complicated, so too did the implementation of quality management and our ability to measure it. Ultimately, the practice of quality strayed from being a business practice to become...

Quality, Involvement, Flow: The Systemic Organization

1st Edition

Domenico Lepore, Angela Montgomery, Giovanni Siepe
August 18, 2016

Current organizations underperform due to silo thinking. Artificial barriers frustrate efforts and perpetuate an organizational model no longer adequate for the complexity of the current business world. Leaders and managers must acquire a whole-system perspective for their organizations to be...

The Cell Manufacturing Playbook: A Step-by-Step Guideline for the Lean Practitioner

1st Edition

Chris A. Ortiz
February 01, 2016

This book describes how to effectively implement cell manufacturing. It covers the eight Wastes of Lean and the six Lean metrics that are recommended in each implementation and a description of what cell manufacturing is and its application to improving operational processes....

The Monetary Value of Time: Why Traditional Accounting Systems Make Customers Wait

1st Edition

Joyce I. Warnacut
January 12, 2016

Although there are numerous books on alternative accounting methods, such as Lean accounting, none focus on the impact of time and how accounting practices can be modified to acknowledge the power of time. This book addresses this need.The Monetary Value of Time: Why Traditional Accounting Systems...

Focus and Leverage: The Critical Methodology for Theory of Constraints, Lean, and Six Sigma (TLS)

1st Edition

Bruce Nelson, Bob Sproull
December 03, 2015

Most books about continuous and process improvement are written in a textbook format with straightforward information and plenty of graphs and charts to convey the points being made. Sometimes, even the best step-by-step instructions can escape even the most adamant of followers for an improvement...

Epiphanized: A Novel on Unifying Theory of Constraints, Lean, and Six Sigma, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Bob Sproull, Bruce Nelson
May 21, 2015

Updating the tools, principles, and methods presented in the bestselling first edition, this updated edition explains how to implement the authors’ proven improvement methodology that unifies the Theory of Constraints with Lean and Six Sigma. The book uses a compelling novel format to demonstrate...

New JIT, New Management Technology Principle

1st Edition

Kakuro Amasaka
December 03, 2014

New JIT, New Management Technology Principle contains the previously published, updated, and new works of renowned scientist, scholar, and consultant Kakuro Amasaka. This book details the Just-in-Time (JIT) quality management strategy, exploring the cutting edge of a new management technology...

Grow Your Factory, Grow Your Profits: Lean for Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturing Enterprises

1st Edition

Timothy McLean
December 03, 2014

When I was first given the job of managing a small plastics factory back in 1989, I quickly realized that most of the books and teaching on Lean Manufacturing were designed for big companies and were not relevant to my factory.—Tim McleanThe last 25 years has seen Tim lead and assist over 100 small...

Lean Production for the Small Company

1st Edition

Mike Elbert
August 07, 2012

A hands-on guide to adapting Lean principles and the Toyota Production System to high-mix/low-volume environments, Lean Production for the Small Company uses charts, pictures, and easy-to-understand language to describe the methods needed to improve processes and eliminate waste. It walks readers...

The Right Choice: Using Theory of Constraints for Effective Leadership

1st Edition

Ted Hutchin
May 21, 2012

The need for competent leadership remains one of the most pressing issues facing organizations. Introducing a powerful technique to help readers become better decision makers, The Right Choice: Using Theory of Constraints for Effective Leadership supplies the understanding required to manage...

The Basics of Line Balancing and JIT Kitting

1st Edition

Beverly Townsend
April 20, 2012

Accessible to the Lean novice and shop floor employee, The Basics of Line Balancing and JIT Kitting explores line balancing and the pre-assembly of components into a finished product in a just-in-time fashion (JIT Kitting). It explains how to use time studies, develop yamazumi charts, discover and...

The Basics of Self-Balancing Processes: True Lean Continuous Flow

1st Edition

Gordon Ghirann
February 13, 2012

Self-Balancing is not just a tweak or change to assembly line balancing, but a completely transformed method for achieving continuous flow. Among the reasons you should try Self-Balancing is that you can expect a productivity improvement of at least 30 percent—with improvements of 50-60 percent...

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