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Complex Management Systems and the Shingo Model: Foundations of Operational Excellence and Supporting Tools

1st Edition

Rick Edgeman
February 25, 2019

The Shingo Enterprise Excellence Prize Model (SEEM) has exerted global influence over the ways that exceptional organizations formulate/deploy strategy with its focus on processes, Lean thinking, continuous improvement, innovation, workforce development, and supplier strategies. This book details...

Interest Rate Modeling: Theory and Practice, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Lixin Wu
February 25, 2019

Containing many results that are new, or which exist only in recent research articles, Interest Rate Modeling: Theory and Practice, 2nd Edition portrays the theory of interest rate modeling as a three-dimensional object of finance, mathematics, and computation. It introduces all models with...

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...

Responsible Manufacturing: Issues Pertaining to Sustainability

1st Edition

Ammar Y. Alqahtani, Elif Kongar, Kishore K. Pochampally, Surendra M. Gupta
February 18, 2019

Responsible Manufacturing has become an obligation to the environment and to society itself, enforced primarily by customer perspective and governmental regulations on environmental issues. This is mainly driven by the escalating deterioration of the environment, such as diminishing raw material...

Natural Gas Transmission and Distribution Business

1st Edition

Pramod Paliwal, Sudhir Yadav
February 18, 2019

The natural gas business consists of two major aspects, sourcing and transportation, and distribution has been a growing area of interest to industry, government and academia. With the emphasis on promoting natural gas sector, there is an increasing need to have a well documented book that deals...

Additive Manufacturing Change Management: Best Practices

1st Edition

David M. Dietrich, Michael Kenworthy, Elizabeth A. Cudney
February 18, 2019

Additive Manufacturing (AM) has altered manufacturing as we know it, with shortened development time, increased performance, and reduced product costs. Executive management in industry are bombarded by marketing from their competitors showcasing design solutions leveraged through AM. Therefore,...

Managing Diversity and Inclusion in the Real Estate Sector

1st Edition

Amanda Clack, Judith Gabler
February 15, 2019

Research shows that high-performing organisations focus on diversity and inclusion (D&I). In any workplace, it is important to both understand and recognise the benefits that having a D&I workforce provides. It is integral to developing people within an organisation, serving clients as best...

Human Resources and Change Management for Safety Professionals

1st Edition

Thomas D. Schneid, Shelby L. Schneid
February 13, 2019

The goal of this book is to prepare safety and health professionals to recognize and address human resource issues, applicable laws and regulations, as well as change management techniques used to alter the safety culture within their operations. This book will provide awareness to avoid or address...

Optimizing Student Learning: A Lean Systems Approach to Improving K-12 Education, Second Edition

1st Edition

Betty Ziskovsky, Joe Ziskovsky
February 11, 2019

This book is a fictionalized account of how a licensed school teacher developed, implemented, and refined the application of Lean principles and applied them to her classroom instructional practice to complete the delivery of her assigned curriculum while at the same time ensuring her students...

Lifestyle and Nature: Integrating Nature Technology to Sustainable Lifestyles

1st Edition

Ryuzo Furukawa, Yuko Suto, Emile H. Ishida, Takeshi Yamauchi
February 04, 2019

Environmental constraints are becoming increasingly severe, and now more than ever it is time that we confront head-on the change from an "underground resources" type of civilization to one with a new way of life and technology that embraces a sense of nature. To do so, we need to understand the...

How to Coach for Creativity and Service Excellence: A Lean Coaching Workbook

1st Edition

Karyn Ross
January 31, 2019

How to Coach for Creativity and Service Excellence: A Lean Coaching Workbook is a self-contained workbook, in which the reader completes twenty-one days of practical exercises and activities focused on creativity, lean and coaching (one set per day). This will enable the reader to develop their...

Voices of Innovation: Fulfilling the Promise of Information Technology in Healthcare

1st Edition

Edward W. Marx
January 28, 2019

We can all point to random examples of innovation inside of healthcare information technology, but few repeatable processes exist that make innovation more routine than happenstance. How do you create and sustain a culture of innovation? What are the best practices you can refine and embed as part...

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