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A Public-Sector Journey to Lean: Fighting Muda in Times of Muri

1st Edition

Kate McGovern
November 21, 2018

Most Lean practitioners learn about the three Ms: muda (waste), mura (unevenness or variability), and muri (overburden), and beginners in Lean generally focus on the removal of muda. The impact of muri is not as readily understood. It is extremely significant, however, for those working in...

The Lean IT Expert: Leading the Transformation to High Performance IT

1st Edition

Niels Loader
November 21, 2018

Digital transformation is a business concern; it is no longer just IT that must get things done. The disruptive force of start-ups focusing on IT-based services that can be consumed through mobile devices cannot be underestimated -- These start-ups eat away at the high-margin services provided by...

Flow Manufacturing -- What Went Right, What Went Wrong: 101 Mini-Case Studies that Reveal Lean’s Successes and Failures

1st Edition

Richard J. Schonberger
November 21, 2018

This book tells 101 stories of company efforts to implement the many aspects of flow manufacturing -- including such topics as just-in-time production, total quality control, reorganization of factories into product-focused or customer-focused cells, plants-in-a-plant, material flows by the...

Production Management and Business Development: Proceedings of the 6th Annual International Scientific Conference on Marketing Management, Trade, Financial and Social Aspects of Business (MTS 2018), May 17-19, 2018, Košice, Slovak Republic and Uzhhorod, Ukraine

1st Edition

Bohuslava Mihalčová, Petra Szaryszová, Lenka Štofová, Michal Pružinský, Barbora Gontkovičová
November 20, 2018

Trends in economic development rely on increasing human knowledge, which stimulate the development of new, sophisticated technologies. With their utilization production is raised and the intent is to decrease natural resources consumption and protect and save our life environment as much as we can....

Lean Demand-Driven Procurement: How to Apply Lean Thinking to Your Supply Management Processes

1st Edition

Paul Myerson
November 20, 2018

Lean thinking has expanded beyond its origins in repetitive manufacturing to other types of manufacturing processes such as process and product processes, and more recently to the administrative, supply chain, and operations management functions in a variety of industries. While there are many&...

Lean in Agriculture: Create More Value with Less Work on the Farm

1st Edition

Vibeke Fladkjaer Nielsen, Susanne Pejstrup
November 19, 2018

Responding to a recent surge in interest, this is the first book to comprehensively address how Lean thinking and tools can be implemented in agriculture. This handbook breaks down barriers, clearly showing how techniques originally developed for use in factories work just as well on farms....

Extension Innovation Method

1st Edition

Chunyan Yang
November 19, 2018

Extension innovation method is an approach to originality generation. It utilizes basic theories of Extenics, a new discipline for modeling contradiction problems with formalized methods and transformation, to establish a modeling and quantification combined method that can be learned effortlessly...

Engineering and Operations of System of Systems

1st Edition

John Mo, Ronald Beckett
November 15, 2018

Modern engineering systems are complex and multi-faceted, and must be flexible, adaptable, and fully integrated with the supply chain and other stakeholders to deliver an effective level of performance. Therefore, this book aims to create an operational view and new understanding of modern system...

Green Consumerism: Perspectives, Sustainability, and Behavior

1st Edition

Ruchika Singh Malyan, Punita Duhan
November 15, 2018

This new volume, Green Consumerism: The Behavior of New Age Consumer, provides a holistic understanding the importance of promoting green products and discusses consumers’ buying intentions and decisions. The chapters consider consumer behavior theory in the context of green or ecologically...

Enterprise Agility in Healthcare: Candid Case Studies of Successful Organizational Transformations

1st Edition

John G. Stenbeck, Lauren E. Mix
November 15, 2018

Enterprise Agility in Healthcare explains why agility is vital to organizational survival. It details the critical variables that only executive leaders can address in a way that ensures success. It uses the experiences of two major healthcare organizations in order to frame the situational context...

Healthcare Value Proposition: Creating a Culture of Excellence in Patient Experience

1st Edition

Vincent K. Omachonu
November 13, 2018

Never before in the healthcare industry has there been such intense emphasis and open debate on the issue of quality. The steady rise in the cost of healthcare coupled with the need for quality have combined to put the healthcare industry at the top of the national agenda. Quality, costs, and...

Portfolio Rebalancing

1st Edition

Edward E. Qian
November 06, 2018

The goal of Portfolio Rebalancing is to provide mathematical and empirical analysis of the effects of portfolio rebalancing on portfolio returns and risks. The mathematical analysis answers the question of when and why fixed-weight portfolios might outperform buy-and-hold portfolios based on...

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