Laser-Based Additive Manufacturing of Metal Parts: Modeling, Optimization, and Control of Mechanical Properties
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
Linkan Bian, Nima Shamsaei, John Usher
August 16, 2017
Laser-Based Additive Manufacturing (LBAM) technologies, hailed by some as the "third industrial revolution," can increase product performance, while reducing time-to-market and manufacturing costs. This book is a comprehensive look at new technologies in LBAM of metal parts, covering topics such as...
July 24, 2017
This book brings a fresh new approach to practical problem solving in engineering. It covers the critical concepts and ideas that engineers must understand to solve engineering problems. When engineers graduate, they enter the work force with only one part of what’s needed to effectively solve...
June 06, 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...
February 07, 2017
What is risk based thinking? Do you know how to address risks and opportunities? Did you ever analyzed risks? Are you sure it is that what the ISO 9001 expects? What do you really know about knowledge management? Can you identify the types of knowledge in your organization? How do you maintain...
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...
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