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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....

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...

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...

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...

Work Study and Ergonomics

1st Edition

P.C. Tewari
April 20, 2018

In the present era of liberalization, privatization and globalization, industrial growth is probably the most critical factor while analyzing a country’s economy. Sustenance of industry primarily depends on its productivity levels in the highly competitive environment. Productivity enhancement can...

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....

The Problem-Solving, Problem-Prevention, and Decision-Making Guide: Organized and Systematic Roadmaps for Managers

1st Edition

Bob Sproull
March 28, 2018

Each day, managers and employees are confronted with a plethora of real problems and decisions that are creating issues suchs as lost throughput, poor quality, personnel problems, and material shortages.How they approach these daily quandaries will determine how successful they are at resolving...

Taking Ethics Seriously: Why Ethics Is an Essential Tool for the Modern Workplace

1st Edition

John Hooker
March 15, 2018

This book develops an intellectual framework for analyzing ethical dilemmas that is both grounded in theory and versatile enough to deal rigorously with real-world issues. It sees ethics as a necessary foundation for the social infrastructure that makes modern life possible, much as engineering is...

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