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

1st Edition

H. James Harrington
November 16, 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)...

Sustainable Financial Innovation

1st Edition

Karen Wendt
November 12, 2018

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...

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

1st Edition

Bob Sproull
October 08, 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

Historically, the term quality was used to measure performance in the context of products, processes and systems. With rapid growth in data and its usage, data quality is becoming quite important. It is important to connect these two aspects of quality to ensure better performance. This book...

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...

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