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Office Lean: Understanding and Implementing Flow in a Professional and Administrative Environment

1st Edition

Ken Eakin
October 07, 2019

Lean has proven itself as an exceptional business system in manufacturing and a variety of other sectors, such as supply chain, retail, and healthcare. Where Lean has not yet made much of an impact is in professional "white-collar" industries such as banking and insurance, technology services, or...

The Façade of Excellence: Defining a New Normal of Leadership

1st Edition

John Dyer
September 30, 2019

The crucial need to substitute true leadership for bad management practices such as Management By Objectives (MBO) and the use of fear is now well known and was often championed by Dr. W. Edwards Deming. While significant progress has been made, many organizations (especially outside of...

Theory of Constraints, Lean, and Six Sigma Improvement Methodology: Making the Case for Integration

1st Edition

Bob Sproull
June 10, 2019

Many leaders and managers have led improvement initiatives in a variety of different industry sectors. Most believe that when they begin these efforts, they already have the tools they need in their improvement "backpack." Using these tools, they make substantial improvements to processes in a wide...

A Six Sigma Approach to Sustainability: Continual Improvement for Social Responsibility

1st Edition

Holly A. Duckworth, Andrea Hoffmeier
May 23, 2019

In an age when most business plans extend only to the next quarterly reporting period, the authors of this book propose an audaciously longer view of future planning. Reaching beyond the modern five or ten-year strategic plan, the authors take a cue from Kongo Gumi, a Japanese construction company...

Leaner Six Sigma: Making Lean Six Sigma Easier and Adaptable to Current Workplaces

1st Edition

Terra Vanzant Stern, PhD
May 21, 2019

Since the 1980s, Lean and Six Sigma have been used independently to make existing processes better, faster and more cost effective. For almost twenty years, countless companies have embraced the power of blending the two process improvement methodologies. This has resulted in major financial...

Lean Problem Solving and QC Tools for Industrial Engineers

1st Edition

Maharshi Samanta
May 02, 2019

The manufacturing and service sector needs to resolve a lot of issues relating to products, process and service in everyday operation. Successful resolution depends on the methodology, rigor and systematic implementation techniques. The essential purpose of this book is to impart the necessary...

Effective Processes for Quality Assurance

1st Edition

Boyd L. Summers
April 22, 2019

Driving innovation can reduce costs for companies, institutions, military programs, and successful businesses. Quality is key to successful innovation. Delivery of complex products must have high quality to reduce customer problems and defects. This book explains how to integrate Quality Assurance...

ISO 9001 and Lean: Friends, Not Foes, For Providing Efficiency and Customer Value

1st Edition

Douglas Meyer
March 22, 2019

ISO 9000 is a comprehensive set of international standards for quality management and quality assurance. These standards ensure that companies effectively document all aspects of their quality management to show transparency and efficiency within all processes. They are not industry specific and...

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...

Sustainable Financial Innovation

1st Edition

Karen Wendt
January 09, 2019

Innovations and consequently future-fitness must form new models and address existing hurdles and new forms of collaborations. They must enable faster innovation cycles and "intelligence mining" by combining open and closed source systems, organic communities, open space techniques and...

Internalizing a Culture of Business Excellence: Perspectives from Quality Professionals

1st Edition

Flevy Lasrado, Norhayati Zakaria
January 07, 2019

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...

Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship: The Only Way to Renew Your Organization

1st Edition

H. James Harrington
December 11, 2018

People with ideas are dreamers. People who get things done are doers. One doer is worth eight dreamers. There are three kinds of people who make up an innovator. There are inventors (people who have new and unique ideas), problem solvers (people who have ideas about how to correct a previous error)...

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