Lean Culture for the Construction Industry: Building Responsible and Committed Project Teams, Second Edition
How to Engage, Involve, and Motivate Employees: Building a Culture of Lean Leadership and Two-Way Communication
RSM Simplified: Optimizing Processes Using Response Surface Methods for Design of Experiments, Second Edition
The "Grow or Die" Ultimatum: Creating Value Through Acquisition and Blended, Long-Term Improvement Formulas
June 07, 2017
Many of the struggles that we are currently experiencing when attempting to implement Lean in the construction environment are the direct result of applying Lean tools out of proper context. Understanding Lean as an overall operating system will help to avert this all too common pitfall. An...
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...
Janis Allen, Michael McCarthy
April 04, 2017
This book, which takes the employees' perspective, illustrates what works and what doesn't work to engage, involve, and motivate a workforce. Through examples, it shows how the "engage" methodology links to the Lean Process. While focusing on the softer/"people" part of Lean, it maximizes the value...
March 31, 2017
The next step in the evolution of the organizational quality field, Lean Six Sigma (LSS) has come of age. However, many challenges to using LSS in lieu of, in conjunction with, or integrated with other quality initiatives remain. An update on the current focus of quality management, Quality...
March 23, 2017
What happens when the sport of Juggling meets a Statistical Process Control class? This book shows a creative approach to teaching data analysis for continuous improvement. Using step by step instructions, including over 65 photos and 40 graphs, traditional continuous improvement topics (design of...
Paul Walter Odomirok, Sr.
December 01, 2016
Affordability is a new concept that allows the implementation of Continuous Improvement for any organization. It encapsulates contemporary methods that improve product and service profitability, increases market share, value, speed, quality and capability, and cuts down on cost. This new method...
Stanley Bernard Brahams
November 09, 2016
The role of quality assurance is to ensure that once a specification has been agreed, every product and every production run meets that standard. The Fundamentals of Quality Assurance in the Textile Industry describes how quality professionals in the apparel industry coordinating with overseas...
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...
August 01, 2016
An organization seeking to sustain and continually improve its competitive performance over many years must have a strategy – a Business Excellence Strategy.This book guides and illustrates the strategic journey to excellence, from major initiatives through everyday improvement programs, and helps...
Mark J. Anderson, Patrick J. Whitcomb
July 25, 2016
Anderson and Whitcomb pick up where they left off in DOE Simplified with RSM Simplified -- a practical tool for design of experiments that anyone with a minimum of technical training can understand and appreciate. Their approach is simple and fun for those who desire knowledge on response surface...
July 14, 2016
Mergers and acquisitions require diligent planning and are extremely hard work -- you can’t get better just by getting bigger! Businesses must run effectively before they are expanded through acquisition. Using a compelling story format featuring a cast of characters, The "Grow or Die" Ultimatum:...
May 24, 2016
Books in the Quality and Business Excellence series can help readers enhance customer value and satisfaction by integrating the customer’s voice into design, manufacturing, supply chain, and field processes. Although there are many Six Sigma books on the market, few clarify the essential aspects of...
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