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The Focus and Leverage Improvement Book: Locating and Eliminating the Constraining Factor of Your Lean Six Sigma Initiative

1st Edition

Robert A. Sproull
September 18, 2018

Companies all over the world try their best to improve their business by implementing efforts such as Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, or a combination of the two methodologies. Logic would tell you that these two methods would be the right approach because you would have an improvement method that,...

A First Course in Quality Engineering: Integrating Statistical and Management Methods of Quality, Third Edition

3rd Edition

K. S. Krishnamoorthi, V. Ram Krishnamoorthi, Arunkumar Pennathur
September 14, 2018

The third edition of this textbook improves on the strengths of the earlier editions both in content and presentation. Of the important features of the textbook is the inclusion of examples from real-world to illustrate use of quality methods in problem solving. A thorough revision is made of the...

Robust Quality: Powerful Integration of Data Science and Process Engineering

1st Edition

Rajesh Jugulum
August 08, 2018

After realizing the importance of data, organizations have begun to view data as a critical asset, being equally important as other assets such as people, capital, raw materials, and facilities. In order to ensure data are fit for the purpose, there is a need to have high quality levels of data....

Internalizing a Culture of Business Excellence: Perspectives from Quality Professionals

1st Edition

Flevy Lasrado, Norhayati Zakaria
June 01, 2018

Underline by the importance of sustainable quality management practices to contemporary organizations, this edited book complies best practice cases of leaders who have initiated and facilitated quality practices in their organizations. The cases highlight how these best practices manifested in...

Excellence Beyond Compliance: Establishing a Medical Device Quality System

1st Edition

William I. White
May 24, 2018

Many companies limp along from day-to-day treating the quality side of the business as a necessary evil, and doing only what is minimally necessary for compliance to regulations. This kind of approach to compliance almost always results in inefficiencies and sometimes can result in a curious kind...

Sustaining a Culture of Process Control and Continuous Improvement: The Roadmap for Efficiency and Operational Excellence

1st Edition

Philip J. Gisi
May 10, 2018

This comprehensive book presents a methodology for continuous process improvement in a structured, logical, and easily understandable framework based on industry accepted tools, techniques, and practices. It begins by explaining the conditions necessary for establishing a stable and capable process...

Lean System Management for Leaders: A New Performance Management Toolset

1st Edition

Richard E. Mallory
April 23, 2018

The concepts of quality management have been progressively interpreted and stylized by various practitioners over time, particularly through specific successful applications of its use. Its current predominant application has been narrowed even more through the focused practice of Lean Six Sigma....

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....

Visible Knowledge for Flawless Design: The Secret Behind Lean Product Development

1st Edition

Allen C. Ward, Dantar P. Oosterwal, Durward K. Sobek II
April 17, 2018

Visible knowledge is a tool nearly lost in the West, but it has been used to great effect by Toyota in its 50-year march from noncompetitiveness to its current status as the second largest automobile company in the world. It is key for the 50% growth in market share Toyota plans for this decade...

Quality Standards for Highly Effective Government, Second Edition

1st Edition

Richard E. Mallory
April 11, 2018

Quality Standards for Highly Effective Government, Second Edition establishes a "new normal" in government that will ultimately reinvent the practice of democratic government. The principal catalyst for this change will be the adoption of auditable quality standards within every government...

Project Management for Performance Improvement Teams

1st Edition

William S. Ruggles, H. James Harrington
March 12, 2018

Project Management for Performance Improvement Teams (or, PM4PITs, for short) provides practical guidance based on innovative concepts for project teams -- especially Performance Improvement Teams (PITs)—and their Project Managers on how to successfully complete individual projects and programs...

Innovative Change Management (ICM): Preparing Your Organization for the New Innovative Culture

1st Edition

H. James Harrington
March 12, 2018

Innovative Change Management (ICM) represents the accumulated wisdom and knowledge of one of the world’s foremost performance improvement specialists. It includes a clear and thorough explanation of the necessary critical tools for creating a system that results in a much higher percentage of your...

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