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Recent developments in reliability engineering has become the most challenging and demanding area of research. Modeling and Simulation, along with System Reliability Engineering has become a greater issue because of high-tech industrial processes using more complex systems today. This new book will include the original, unpublished research studies and articles ...
Modeling and Simulation Based Analysis in Reliability Engineering
Recent developments in reliability engineering has become the most challenging and demanding area of research. Modeling and Simulation, along with System Reliability Engineering has become a greater issue because of high-tech industrial processes using more complex systems today. This new book will include the original, unpublished research studies and articles from the Modeling and Simulation Reliability 2018 conference organized by the editor. The chapters, along with case studies, will describe the latest research and developments and will be of interest to researchers, pratitioners, and academics. All chapters will be developed and grown out so they all flow and fit the book cohesively.
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213.29 USD

Modeling and Simulation Based Analysis in Reliability Engineering

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This book looks at how and where human resources (HR) meets quality management, and the implications of this. Most organizations, whatever their size or sector, struggle with demonstrating the value of continuous improvement (CI) and/or HR initiatives at a time when economic conditions are challenging in the global marketplace. Both ...
Working with External Quality Standards and Awards: The Strategic Implications for Human Resource and Quality Management
This book looks at how and where human resources (HR) meets quality management, and the implications of this. Most organizations, whatever their size or sector, struggle with demonstrating the value of continuous improvement (CI) and/or HR initiatives at a time when economic conditions are challenging in the global marketplace. Both within the UK and internationally, organizations will use continuous improvement and business excellence (BE) as a means of not only improving performance internally, but also to secure external recognition of their management practices, including people management, and therefore increase their competitiveness in their market. This text explores the potential overlaps between the two fields by considering how to address the development and implementation of a strategy to integrate CI/BE and human resource management. Practical and applied, this text provides: A brief overview of the concepts of CI and BE An analysis of the strategic factors impacting on an organization's decision-making around adopting a CI/BE approach, and the impact this may have on people management and development practices A review of some major external CI/BE accreditations and awards, and their value and how they might be used An analysis of the possible problems and outcomes which could be achieved by adopting such a CI/BE strategy and integrating it with people management and development activities This book is ideal for any professional HR or performance improvement practitioner who wants to understand how a CI/BE approach could benefit their organization, as well as postgraduate students of HR or quality management.
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59.64 USD

Working with External Quality Standards and Awards: The Strategic Implications for Human Resource and Quality Management

by Angela Mulvie
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Selected As One of The Year's Best Reference and Reading Material , Industrial Engineer Magazine, December 2004If you seek to produce measurable results in your organization, this book is for you. It provides practical and useful methods that you can use immediately and points out habits you should avoid. Get ...
Get It, Set It, Move It, Prove It: 60 Ways To Get Real Results In Your Organization
Selected As One of The Year's Best Reference and Reading Material , Industrial Engineer Magazine, December 2004If you seek to produce measurable results in your organization, this book is for you. It provides practical and useful methods that you can use immediately and points out habits you should avoid. Get It, Set It, Move It, Prove It is about getting real results and being able to prove them. The distinct feature of this book is the four-phased model: Get It focuses on your leadership's vision and values; Set It improves your goals and strategies and their deployment in regard to ethics and regulatory requirements and performance measurement; Move It strengthens your relationships with important customers and the management of employees and key work processes; and Prove It helps you supply the evidence that your systems are producing high-performance results.
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247.41 USD

Get It, Set It, Move It, Prove It: 60 Ways To Get Real Results In Your Organization

by Mark Graham Brown
Hardback
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This book is a crucial resource for Lean practitioners (experienced or not) who are seeking: insight on how to gain more from their Lean efforts, how to overcome resistance to change (that is, to effectively convey 'What's in it for me?' to their business associates), and to understand how other ...
The Myths and Truths of Lean Transformations: How to Successfully Make the Transition from Theory to Effective Deployment
This book is a crucial resource for Lean practitioners (experienced or not) who are seeking: insight on how to gain more from their Lean efforts, how to overcome resistance to change (that is, to effectively convey 'What's in it for me?' to their business associates), and to understand how other companies have overcome the barriers to implementing Lean and incorporated it as the common-sense approach to continuous improvement. The author shares his specific experiences with Lean transformations-some successes and some failures. His insightful perspective shows readers how the understanding of Lean progresses from theory to common sense to common practice. The Lean initiative is not merely a transformation of skills, but the development of a robust continuous-improvement culture. The book includes more than 60 case-in-point examples, across a diversified range of industries, based on the author's hands-on experience with many multinational corporations. These case-in-point examples show transformations that have resulted in $200+ million verified annualized savings for a diversified array of industries. The author details his journey from industry Lean practitioner to a consultant in a top-tier consultancy firm to developing his own consulting practice.
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168.92 USD

The Myths and Truths of Lean Transformations: How to Successfully Make the Transition from Theory to Effective Deployment

by Raymond Kelly
Hardback
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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, through ...
The Focus and Leverage Improvement Book: Locating and Eliminating the Constraining Factor of Your Lean Six Sigma Initiative
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, through Lean, reduces waste and make value flow, while Six Sigma reduces and controls variation. If this were true, then why is it that many of these initiatives simply aren't delivering quantifiable bottom-line results? After having studied many of these on-going improvement efforts, the author believes that these efforts are missing an important focusing mechanism. That is, most of these improvement efforts attempt to improve everything rather than finding that key part of the system that should be assessed and improved, the constraining factor, and then focusing the improvement efforts there and only there. The hallmark of this book is how to first locate this constraining factor and then determine the best way to exploit it to generate extreme profits, radically improve on-time delivery of products or services and increase market share by outperforming your competition at rates you never expected possible. How do we do this? By combining Lean and Six Sigma with the Theory of Constraints. This book demonstrates both the basics of improvement (i.e. results) with the how to (i.e. the methodology) in a very simple format that everyone within your organization will understand.
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52.88 USD

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

by Robert A. Sproull
Hardback
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Society must consider the impacts of climate change and the subsequent move toward public and corporate environmental sustainability. This book will merge corporate and public sector perspectives on sustainable development with regard to business and engineering approaches. Sustainability metrics and indices will be addressed using practical examples. It will also ...
Introduction to Sustainability Analytics
Society must consider the impacts of climate change and the subsequent move toward public and corporate environmental sustainability. This book will merge corporate and public sector perspectives on sustainable development with regard to business and engineering approaches. Sustainability metrics and indices will be addressed using practical examples. It will also introduce and expand on economic issues, environmental concerns, social concerns, and ethics. It will address decision analysis and sustainability analytics in the context of the business value of corporate social responsibility, public policy, life-cycle assessment, climate change and energy, and a circular economy.
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170.62 USD

Introduction to Sustainability Analytics

by Raghavan (Ram) Ramanan
Hardback
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Everyone has heard the phrase about doing twice the work in half the time, but instead of focusing only on time, this book focuses on driving increased output with consistently less input. Implementing Lean: Twice the Output with Half the Input! teaches readers not only about Lean and its major ...
Implementing Lean: Twice the Output with Half the Input!
Everyone has heard the phrase about doing twice the work in half the time, but instead of focusing only on time, this book focuses on driving increased output with consistently less input. Implementing Lean: Twice the Output with Half the Input! teaches readers not only about Lean and its major concepts, but it drives the leader toward implementing a true Lean system. The authors have used the methodologies in this book everywhere from hospitals to service industries to manufacturing plants in order to impact businesses by providing proven principles, techniques, and approaches that yield substantial improvement to any business, small or large, in any sector. Learn about the benefits of implementing Lean in your company as the authors walk you through the major components as well as show you how to implement them. This guide is already being used by Lean Practitioners every day on shop floors to educate and refresh how tools are used in real-world applications.
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80.18 USD

Implementing Lean: Twice the Output with Half the Input!

by Fred Whiton, Charles W. Protzman
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The Reliability Excellence Workbook covers reliability (and other 4-letter words) in the context of creating a master strategy of continuous improvement. Think of it as a truly interactive workbook-like MadLibs for maintenance and reliability professionals. Reading this book is like having a seasoned reliability consultant sitting across the table, helping ...
The Reliability Excellence Workbook: From Ideas to Action
The Reliability Excellence Workbook covers reliability (and other 4-letter words) in the context of creating a master strategy of continuous improvement. Think of it as a truly interactive workbook-like MadLibs for maintenance and reliability professionals. Reading this book is like having a seasoned reliability consultant sitting across the table, helping to drive your organization along a continuum of reliability improvement. The author introduces a concept, provides space for readers to record their experiences and observations, offers anecdotal and tried and tested examples and approaches, and drives readers to potential customizable solutions. This work helps maintenance and reliability professionals clearly understand their current situation, plan a route to improvement and high performance, and enables them to develop the path forward, including how to articulate a compelling case for change to their supervisors. With the combination of forms, tables, and discussions in this workbook along with readers' own vision, they will create a working strategy they can continually use to grow and improve their business.
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52.450000 USD

The Reliability Excellence Workbook: From Ideas to Action

by John L. Ross
Paperback / softback
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This book is a crucial resource for Lean practitioners (experienced or not) who are seeking: insight on how to gain more from their Lean efforts, how to overcome resistance to change (that is, to effectively convey 'What's in it for me?' to their business associates), and to understand how other ...
The Myths and Truths of Lean Transformations: How to Successfully Make the Transition from Theory to Effective Deployment
This book is a crucial resource for Lean practitioners (experienced or not) who are seeking: insight on how to gain more from their Lean efforts, how to overcome resistance to change (that is, to effectively convey 'What's in it for me?' to their business associates), and to understand how other companies have overcome the barriers to implementing Lean and incorporated it as the common-sense approach to continuous improvement. The author shares his specific experiences with Lean transformations-some successes and some failures. His insightful perspective shows readers how the understanding of Lean progresses from theory to common sense to common practice. The Lean initiative is not merely a transformation of skills, but the development of a robust continuous-improvement culture. The book includes more than 60 case-in-point examples, across a diversified range of industries, based on the author's hands-on experience with many multinational corporations. These case-in-point examples show transformations that have resulted in $200+ million verified annualized savings for a diversified array of industries. The author details his journey from industry Lean practitioner to a consultant in a top-tier consultancy firm to developing his own consulting practice.
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52.88 USD

The Myths and Truths of Lean Transformations: How to Successfully Make the Transition from Theory to Effective Deployment

by Raymond Kelly
Paperback / softback
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Six SIGMA: A Complete Step-By-Step Guide: A Complete Training & Reference Guide for White Belts, Yellow Belts, Green Belts, and Black Belts
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62.950000 USD

Six SIGMA: A Complete Step-By-Step Guide: A Complete Training & Reference Guide for White Belts, Yellow Belts, Green Belts, and Black Belts

by Council for Six Sigma Certification
Paperback / softback
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Six SIGMA: Step-By-Step Guide to Six SIGMA (Six SIGMA Tools, Dmaic, Value Stream Mapping, Launching a Project and Implementing Six Sigma)
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14.050000 USD

Six SIGMA: Step-By-Step Guide to Six SIGMA (Six SIGMA Tools, Dmaic, Value Stream Mapping, Launching a Project and Implementing Six Sigma)

by Jennifer Bowen, Jason Bennett
Paperback
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Quality Over Quantity: Business Finance Sales Journal, Notebook, 110 Pages, College Ruled, 6x9 Inches
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7.340000 USD

Quality Over Quantity: Business Finance Sales Journal, Notebook, 110 Pages, College Ruled, 6x9 Inches

by One Dot Notebooks
Paperback
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Handbook of Lean Six SIGMA
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159.600000 USD

Handbook of Lean Six SIGMA

Hardback
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Monthly Bill Organizer: Green Leaves Vintage Design Bill Organizer with Calendar 2018-2019 Weekly Planner, Bill Planning, Financial Planning Journal Expense Tracker Bill Organizer Notebook Business Money Personal Finance Workbook Size 8.5x11 Inches Extra
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7.860000 USD

Monthly Bill Organizer: Green Leaves Vintage Design Bill Organizer with Calendar 2018-2019 Weekly Planner, Bill Planning, Financial Planning Journal Expense Tracker Bill Organizer Notebook Business Money Personal Finance Workbook Size 8.5x11 Inches Extra

by Gina May
Paperback
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Building Lean, Building BIM is the essential guide for any construction company that wants to implement Lean Construction and Building Information Modelling (BIM) to gain a strategic edge over their competition. The first of its kind, the book outlines the principles of Lean, the functionality of BIM, and the interactions ...
Building Lean, Building BIM: Improving Construction the Tidhar Way
Building Lean, Building BIM is the essential guide for any construction company that wants to implement Lean Construction and Building Information Modelling (BIM) to gain a strategic edge over their competition. The first of its kind, the book outlines the principles of Lean, the functionality of BIM, and the interactions between the two, illustrating them through the story of how Tidhar Construction has implemented Lean Construction and BIM in a concerted effort over four years. Tidhar is a small/medium-size construction company that pioneered a way of working that gave it a profit margin unheard of in its market. The company's story serves as a case study for explanation of the various facets of Lean Construction and BIM. Each chapter defines a principle of Lean and/or BIM, describes the achievements and failures in Tidhar's implementation based on the experiences of the key people involved, and reviews the relevant background and theory. The implementation at Tidhar has not been a pure success, but by examining their motives alongside their achievements and failures, readers will learn about what pitfalls and pinnacles to expect. A number of chapters also compare the experience of Tidhar with those of other companies who are leaders in their fields, such as Skanska and DPR. This book is highly relevant and useful to a wide range of readers from the construction industry, especially those who are frustrated with the inefficiencies in their companies and construction projects. It is also essential reading for Lean and BIM enthusiasts, researchers and students from a variety of industries and backgrounds.
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85.30 USD

Building Lean, Building BIM: Improving Construction the Tidhar Way

by Ronen Barak, Samuel Korb, Rafael Sacks
Paperback
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Production control systems (PCS) play a critical role in cost optimization of today's global supply chains. PCS manage the physical material flow in the manufacturing plan and are therefore a key driver of inventory levels and productions cost. Since the introduction of Toyota's just-in-time philosophy, pull control strategies have been ...
Production Management: Advanced Tools, Models, and Applications for Pull Systems
Production control systems (PCS) play a critical role in cost optimization of today's global supply chains. PCS manage the physical material flow in the manufacturing plan and are therefore a key driver of inventory levels and productions cost. Since the introduction of Toyota's just-in-time philosophy, pull control strategies have been adopted by numerous companies worldwide both in the manufacturing and service sectors. The most well-known pull control strategies are Kanban, constant work-in-process (CONWIP), and their extensions. This book provides some recent developments in production management and presents modeling and analysis tools for pull production control systems. It includes up-to-date academic research findings to manage and control production systems. Chapters will cover new models, strategies, and analyses that are essential for pull production systems.
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56.18 USD

Production Management: Advanced Tools, Models, and Applications for Pull Systems

by Yacob Khojasteh
Hardback
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The book is about applying Lean manufacturing principles to industrial maintenance in order to improve the efficiency and be able to do more with the same (or less) resources. By industrial maintenance we mean the maintenance that takes place in factories and industrial facilities. The book is the result of ...
Lean Maintenance: A Practical, Step-By-Step Guide for Increasing Efficiency
The book is about applying Lean manufacturing principles to industrial maintenance in order to improve the efficiency and be able to do more with the same (or less) resources. By industrial maintenance we mean the maintenance that takes place in factories and industrial facilities. The book is the result of multiple improvement projects carried out by the authors in various industrial settings and sectors in the past 10 years.The approach works and can be applied in any industry. It yields results without investment. The book is a step-by-step guide that takes the reader through the maintenance process, from equipment failure to finished repair. In each step of the process, the typical inefficiencies are explained and tools are given to improve the process. The book is meant to be used as a guide in an improvement journey. The improvement approach presented in the book is very close to the shop floor and instructs the reader to engage with all team members in the maintenance department in every step of the process, in order to make the improvements sustainable. If one looks at the main market indexes, between one third and one half of companies on those indexes belong to the industrial sector: automotive, power generation, basic materials, chemicals, consumer goods, et cetera. Those companies spend on average 2 - 5% of plant replacement value per year on maintenance. About one third of this cost is maintenance labor. The maintenance work that gets done every day in factories around the world is typically inefficient, from a Lean perspective: time is wasted, different tasks are not properly coordinated, job durations are overestimated and job plans, when they exist, are thus inflated to cover up the inefficiency. All this happens because maintenance tends to be the forgotten area of efficiency in industrial companies, as much of the improvements are carried out on the (literally) productive areas of the factories. When companies set out to improve maintenance, they typically do it through budget cuts that can risk the reliability of the equipment. The authors believe there is a better way to do more with the same resources through a careful review of the current way of working and the introduction of Lean. With this book , the authors try to bring to maintenance managers and practitioners the tools they need to quickly improve efficiency (in a matter of weeks) without any investment.
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52.88 USD

Lean Maintenance: A Practical, Step-By-Step Guide for Increasing Efficiency

by Torsten Dederichs, Javier Giron Blanco
Paperback / softback
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The most complex organization known in the universe is inside of our heads: our brain. Because organizations are formed by human beings, The Lean Brain Theory aims to mimic human brain structure and functionality so as to enable the emergence of brain-like organizations in which the 'neurons' are the human-beings ...
The Lean Brain Theory: Complex Networked Lean Strategic Organizational Design
The most complex organization known in the universe is inside of our heads: our brain. Because organizations are formed by human beings, The Lean Brain Theory aims to mimic human brain structure and functionality so as to enable the emergence of brain-like organizations in which the 'neurons' are the human-beings and the 'axons' ought to be Lean Management oriented behavioral and communication patterns. These networks ought to evolve towards brain-like configurations that display thinking-like processes and ultimately organizational consciousness. The Lean Brain Theory offers a quantifiable holistic framework to strategically design any organization as a human brain. By embedding complexity into the Strategic Organizational Design (SOD) and combining this with Lean Management and neuropsychological state of the art knowledge, The Lean Brain Theory ends up with the metaphor as Organization as Brain and makes it possible.ã This idea of embedding complexity into organizational design is a follow up to the book The Hoshin Kanri Forest. That book dealt with the methodology of creating 'forest-like' topologies. The Lean Brain Theory aims to set the ground for Lean organizations of the future that embrace both Business Intelligence and Complex Networked Lean Strategic Organizational Design. The organization as a super-network evolves towards 'intelligent' Human-Brain-like entity. The Lean Brain Theory ultimately seeks to integrate an anthropomorphic organizational paradigm with future tendencies of technological advances. In this way, the brain-like organization emerging from it can be regarded as bionic.
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52.88 USD

The Lean Brain Theory: Complex Networked Lean Strategic Organizational Design

by Javier Villalba-Diez, PhD
Hardback
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The organizational principles of Shigeo Shingo have been the foundation of an international revolution towards enterprise excellence. His efforts with the Toyota Production System transformed productivity, quality, and customer focus. This book introduces the 10 foundational principles behind the Shingo Model (as curated by the Shingo Institute) and teaches how ...
Discovering Excellence: An Overview of the Shingo Model and its Principles
The organizational principles of Shigeo Shingo have been the foundation of an international revolution towards enterprise excellence. His efforts with the Toyota Production System transformed productivity, quality, and customer focus. This book introduces the 10 foundational principles behind the Shingo Model (as curated by the Shingo Institute) and teaches how these principles can influence enterprise excellence in organizations. The Shingo Model is not an additional program or another initiative to implement; rather, it introduces Shingo Guiding Principles on which to anchor your current initiatives and to fill the gaps in your efforts towards ideal results and enterprise excellence.
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66.53 USD

Discovering Excellence: An Overview of the Shingo Model and its Principles

by Gerhard J Plenert
Hardback
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This book gives the reader an inside look at creating a new healthcare service using practical examples and scenarios one would face if doing it themselves. This book chronicles the journey of a fictitious healthcare delivery organization using the Simpler Design System principles based on Lean methodologies. While the characters ...
Lean Design in Healthcare: A Journey to Improve Quality and Process of Care
This book gives the reader an inside look at creating a new healthcare service using practical examples and scenarios one would face if doing it themselves. This book chronicles the journey of a fictitious healthcare delivery organization using the Simpler Design System principles based on Lean methodologies. While the characters and actual story is fictitious, it is based on the journey many healthcare systems and clients have taken, the issues they have faced, and the successes and failures they've had. Tools and approaches used are based on the actual work of Simpler. The story format engages readers and is intended to motivate and inspire executive teams to use the tenets of the book as a guide to launch their own successful implementation of an idea-to-launch methodology. Tools include those gleaned from actual application of Lean Product Development, Agile, Design for Six Sigma, and Design Thinking Principles. Through engaging storytelling and practical theory, this book is written from the perspective of a physician leader that agrees to be the executive sponsor for a service redesign. As the story progresses, the sponsor becomes fascinated with the process and becomes the first VP of Innovation within his organization.
52.88 USD

Lean Design in Healthcare: A Journey to Improve Quality and Process of Care

by Adam Ward
Hardback
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The idea of using models to inform business practice seems appealing, as it suggests the abstraction and control of a large, complex subject by means of a smaller, easily manipulated mechanism. In reality, however, many models prove inadequate when translated into business methods. Monitoring Business Performance - Models, Methods and ...
Monitoring Business Performance: Models, Methods, and Tools
The idea of using models to inform business practice seems appealing, as it suggests the abstraction and control of a large, complex subject by means of a smaller, easily manipulated mechanism. In reality, however, many models prove inadequate when translated into business methods. Monitoring Business Performance - Models, Methods and Tools elucidates how the assumptions and perceptions that guide performance assessment are often based on models that are poor interpretations and descriptions of reality. In this book, the author scrutinizes the models underlying a number of well-known business methods and tools, and sheds light on the assumptions and subjective perceptions that undermine their effectiveness. In doing so, he offers a unique criticism of accepting business models without questioning their relevance and applicability, and highlights the need to treat models as hypotheses, rather than as certainties.
63.12 USD

Monitoring Business Performance: Models, Methods, and Tools

by Per Lind
Paperback
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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 entity-based on efficiency, effectiveness, and delivered value. Conventional wisdom says ...
Quality Standards for Highly Effective Government, Second Edition
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 entity-based on efficiency, effectiveness, and delivered value. Conventional wisdom says that government is not efficient and not effective - but, we are still unsure what works and what is broken in government, where to find some common sense, and where to start to fix it. The problem sounds huge, but the solution is not all that difficult. Quality science can provide a structure for efficiency and effectiveness, democratic institutions can create consensus goals, and auditable standards can show where these issues exist and to what degree. In addition, it can drive change where it must happen, because if you can measure it, you can manage it. Auditable quality standards can make these unknowns highly visible and offer a clear scorecard that anyone can follow. They can provide holistic and thorough measurements because they will align with the unique roles and responsibilities at three fundamental levels of leadership in government: (1) Work unit supervisors and managers at the front line of government service; (2) chief executives, department directors, and their deputies as Executive Management of government agencies, and (3) elected top leadership, as those key officials must define the priorities, outcomes, programs, and budgets. This book proposes that a focus on efficiency and effectiveness, combined with its defined value, provides the foundation of effective government, and of its audit standard. In this book, you will learn four necessary strategies that will support the use of these standards including: Creating an imperative for consensus Ending incentives for building bureaucracy Building a safety net for champions of efficiency Making elected representatives accountable for results This book presents the methods necessary to measure and improve the quality of organizational systems in government, across the board, and on a sustained basis to achieve value, efficiency, and effectiveness -- It is the manifesto and map for government's future.
51.18 USD

Quality Standards for Highly Effective Government, Second Edition

by Richard E Mallory
Hardback
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Based on the author's years of experience working with Toyota's master teachers and with companies in the midst of great change, this book follows the story established in the Shingo Prize-winning book, Andy & Me: Crisis & Transformation on the Lean Journey. In a cool and readable style, Andy & ...
Andy & Me and the Hospital: Further Adventures on the Lean Journey
Based on the author's years of experience working with Toyota's master teachers and with companies in the midst of great change, this book follows the story established in the Shingo Prize-winning book, Andy & Me: Crisis & Transformation on the Lean Journey. In a cool and readable style, Andy & Me and the Hospital: Further Adventures on the Lean Journey follows Tom Pappas's relationship with Andy Saito, a reclusive retired Toyota guru. Tom and Andy are pulled into a major New York City hospital in crisis. Can they translate and apply Toyota's powerful methods and thinking to save the hospital from disaster? Using a compelling novel format, the book demonstrates how to apply Lean thinking in a healthcare setting. It illustrates the situations, characters, and plant politics you will most likely face as you progress through your Lean healthcare journey. As the story unfolds, you will discover the way of thinking and behavioral changes required to implement proven Toyota Production System (TPS) methods, tools, and thinking in healthcare. You will learn: What a Lean transformation in a hospital should look like The overall approach you need to take The leadership and behavioral changes required How to improve processes and better develop and engage people How to build and sustain a Lean management system How to translate and apply Deming's profound system of knowledge This book provides clear and simple guidance on what it takes to successfully implement Toyota methods in healthcare settings. It shares helpful insights on how the different elements need to fit together to deliver measurable process improvement results. Just like its bestselling predecessors, this book includes study questions after each chapter to support learning and to facilitate discussion in workshops or classroom settings.
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35.23 USD
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A Holistic Approach to Performance Improvement That Reflects 30 Years of Six Sigma Learning Leading Holistic Improvement with Lean Six Sigma 2.0 distills all that's been learned about Six Sigma over the past three decades, helping you build and execute on modern holistic strategies to radically improve processes and performance. ...
Leading Holistic Improvement with Lean Six Sigma 2.0
A Holistic Approach to Performance Improvement That Reflects 30 Years of Six Sigma Learning Leading Holistic Improvement with Lean Six Sigma 2.0 distills all that's been learned about Six Sigma over the past three decades, helping you build and execute on modern holistic strategies to radically improve processes and performance. It's the definitive modern guide to Lean Six Sigma for executives, champions, Black Belts, Green Belts, and every stakeholder concerned with performance improvement. In addition, it notes the limitations of Lean Six Sigma and explains how to broaden deployments to true holistic improvement, integrating multiple improvement methodologies. Renowned experts Ronald Snee and Roger Hoerl help you launch or accelerate comprehensive Lean Six Sigma 2.0 initiatives, integrating modern techniques to improve customer satisfaction, employee engagement, growth, and profitability across your organization. They introduce important recent advances in Lean Six Sigma theory and practice, and offer new case studies illuminating opportunities for holistic improvement. With an ideal mix of fundamental concepts and real-world case studies, the authors help you broaden your portfolio of improvement methodologies, integrating systems for process management, control, and risk management. This revision incorporates decades of collective experience in improvement initiatives, the most relevant research on what does and doesn't work, and contains three completely new chapters, as well as two previously unpublished holistic improvement case studies. This innovative approach is specifically designed to help you solve large, complex, and unstructured problems; and manage risk in a world of cyberattacks, terrorism, and fragmentation. Plan and deploy a modern Lean Six Sigma strategy that fully reflects your organization Learn and apply key lessons from the world's best implementations Integrate key success factors into a step-by-step process for improvement, and avoid common pitfalls that lead to failure Master all facets of Lean Six Sigma leadership, including strategy, goal setting, metrics, training, roles/responsibilities, processes, reporting, rewards, and ongoing management review Evolve your deployment to true holistic improvement that leverages modern methods and encompasses the entire organization Make the most of big data analytics and other modern methods Choose the optimal improvement method for each complex challenge you face Use a focus on improvement as a leadership development tool
41.990000 USD

Leading Holistic Improvement with Lean Six Sigma 2.0

by Roger W. Hoerl, Ron D. Snee
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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 and the actions required to maintain process control, while setting ...
Sustaining a Culture of Process Control and Continuous Improvement: The Roadmap for Efficiency and Operational Excellence
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 and the actions required to maintain process control, while setting the stage for sustainable efficiency improvements driven by waste elimination and process flow enhancement. This structured approach makes a clear connection between the need for a quality process to serve as the foundation for incremental efficiency improvements. This book moves beyond talking about the value contribution of tools and techniques for process control and continuous improvement by focusing on the daily work routines necessary to maintain and sustain these activities as part of a lean process and management mindset. Part 1 discusses process quality improvement with an understanding of variation and its impact on process performance. It continues by stressing the importance of standardizing a process to achieve process stability. Once process stability is reflected in a consistent and predictable output, attention is turned to ensuring the process is capable of consistently meeting customer requirements. This series of activities sets the foundation for process control and the sustainable pursuit of efficiency improvements. Part 2 focuses on efficiency improvement by eliminating waste while improving process flow using proven tools and methods. Although there is a clear relationship between waste elimination and process flow, these activities are discussed separately to allow those more interested in waste elimination to work independently from those looking to optimize value stream flow. Part 3 explores the principles, practices, systems, and behaviors required to maintain process control while creating a mindset of continuous incremental improvement. It considers the role organizational structure, discipline, and accountability play as essential components for long term operational success. This book will: Provide readers with a clear roadmap for establishing, achieving, and maintaining process control as the foundation upon which to pursue efficiency improvements. Establish direction and methods for continuous and sustainable process improvement Define the practices, systems, and behaviors required to realize desired results and develop a culture of process control and continuous improvement along the road to operational excellence.
66.53 USD

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

by Philip J. Gisi
Paperback
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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 of noncompliance. Documentation ...
Excellence Beyond Compliance: Establishing a Medical Device Quality System
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 of noncompliance. Documentation created with compliance as the sole consideration often ends up confusing the employees who must use the documentation. This book looks beyond what is necessary for compliance alone to address what makes a quality management system (QMS) both effective and efficient. This book also never forgets that real people must make any QMS work; the book provides a blueprint for creating a QMS that real people will find useful. After a review of the challenges that any medical device company faces in the world of today-the multiple sources of QMS requirements-the book poses a question: are we satisfied with the QMS we have now, or could we do better? If we want to do better, this book can help. This book offers: Advice that will lead to an effective and efficient QMS. Detailed guidance on the key decisions to be made regarding the quality system being established. Detailed ideas on how to execute those decisions. Up-to-date information on compliance to current regulations and standards and guidance on staying up to date. Specific examples of procedures. Information regarding requirements for combination products, such as a drug + device combination. Advice on incorporating risk management in the QMS.
64.83 USD

Excellence Beyond Compliance: Establishing a Medical Device Quality System

by William White
Hardback
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Randy has crafted an invaluable book, no matter where you are in the journey of organizational change management. A must-have guide you will refer to again and again. - Marshall Goldsmith, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Triggers. Randy Kesterson recognizes that much of the energy that organizations ...
The Intersection of Change Management and Lean Six Sigma: The Basics for Black Belts and Change Agents
Randy has crafted an invaluable book, no matter where you are in the journey of organizational change management. A must-have guide you will refer to again and again. - Marshall Goldsmith, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Triggers. Randy Kesterson recognizes that much of the energy that organizations put into Lean and Six Sigma improvements is wasted when the results are not applied effectively due to the organization's resistance to change. - Ellen Domb, Ph.D. PQR, one of the world's top 50 quality experts at QualityGurus.com Finally, a book that recognizes that most organizations are on the left side of the FAT-LEAN continuum. Far too many organizations think they are Lean/Six Sigma mature only to realize that they aren't even close. - Gerhard Plenert, Ph.D., serves as Director of Executive Education, Shingo Institute, Home of the Shingo Prize The Intersection of Change Management and Lean Six Sigma: The Basics for Black Belts and Change Agents is for Lean and Six Sigma professionals working inside organizations with low Lean maturity and significant resistance to change. Written by a business executive and certified Lean Six Sigma black belt, this book: Provides sound, innovative practices for those interested in successfully navigating organizational change. Focuses on culture change and mindsets, not just tools and applications. Stresses effective communication ensuring that various stakeholders understand the reasons for the change, the benefits, and the details. Illustrates how the benefits of Lean and Six Sigma initiatives can benefit the change management process. This book pinpoints and examines the intersection of change management and Lean Six Sigma. It features interviews with change management practitioners (executives, project managers, and black belts) and provides pertinent case studies detailing successful and failed changes.
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34.04 USD

The Intersection of Change Management and Lean Six Sigma: The Basics for Black Belts and Change Agents

by Randy K. Kesterson
Paperback / softback
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The best healthcare organizations have developed effective approaches to develop compelling strategic visions and strategies based on long-term thinking and continue to apply Lean principles across their organizations to create a culture of continuous improvement. Establishing effective strategies and Toyota style Hoshin Kanri enables healthcare organizations to align everyone in ...
Hoshin Kanri for Healthcare: Toyota-Style Long-Term Thinking and Strategy Deployment to Unlock Your Organization's True Potential
The best healthcare organizations have developed effective approaches to develop compelling strategic visions and strategies based on long-term thinking and continue to apply Lean principles across their organizations to create a culture of continuous improvement. Establishing effective strategies and Toyota style Hoshin Kanri enables healthcare organizations to align everyone in the organizations and creates a unique competitive advantage. This book follows a regional hospital's journey through the creation of long-term strategic goals and Toyota Style strategy deployment.
66.53 USD

Hoshin Kanri for Healthcare: Toyota-Style Long-Term Thinking and Strategy Deployment to Unlock Your Organization's True Potential

by Brock C. Husby, Gerard A. Berlanga
Paperback
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Toyota has expanded from a venture enterprise to one of the biggest global enterprises because of its innovative mind-set (Toyota thinking habits) using Breakthrough Thinking. Toyota has been famous for Kaizen (improvement) activities -- Kaizen activity is necessary for innovation. There are many books on the market that discusses the ...
Toyota's Global Marketing Strategy: Innovation through Breakthrough Thinking and Kaizen
Toyota has expanded from a venture enterprise to one of the biggest global enterprises because of its innovative mind-set (Toyota thinking habits) using Breakthrough Thinking. Toyota has been famous for Kaizen (improvement) activities -- Kaizen activity is necessary for innovation. There are many books on the market that discusses the Toyota Production System, but few that insightfully analyse its marketing strategy. This is the first book of its kind - it is authored by former Toyota marketing executives. This book explores: (1) Toyota Thinking habits, which means Toyota people think differently from other people, based on the historical Edo age, the general Tokugawa. This book discusses the following thinking principles: 1-1: Holistic Thinking 1-2: Absolute Thinking 1-3: Simple and sturdy 1-4: Solidarity 1-5: Gratitude Sprit 1-6: System Architecture (2) Global Marketing Strategy One of the authors, Mr. Noguchi has been the first facilitator of Toyota Global Marketing and he facilitated the joint venture between GM and Toyota (NUMMI: New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. ) Since this joint venture, Toyota global marketing has been expanding drastically and he became a top leader of Toyota Global Marketing strategy. He will talk about the strategy in this book. (3) Breakthrough Thinking One of the authors, Dr. Hibino is a founder of Breakthrough Thinking and has been a consultant of Toyota Motor. This book is written by Toyota's former executive managing director and a founder of Breakthrough Thinking from the viewpoints of Toyota Thinking Habits and Breakthrough Thinking on the subject of Toyota Global Marketing Strategy.
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52.88 USD

Toyota's Global Marketing Strategy: Innovation through Breakthrough Thinking and Kaizen

by Gerhard Plenert, Koichiro Noguchi, Shozo Hibino
Hardback
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It has been reported that about 70% of initiatives fail to achieve desired results. The cause is an unrealistic expectation regarding effort and results and a focus on short-term improvements over long-term capability building. Too many consultants and organisations focus on the tools and the results they can achieve without ...
The Lean Misconceptions: Why Many Lean Initiatives Fail and How You Can Avoid the Mistakes
It has been reported that about 70% of initiatives fail to achieve desired results. The cause is an unrealistic expectation regarding effort and results and a focus on short-term improvements over long-term capability building. Too many consultants and organisations focus on the tools and the results they can achieve without considering the long-term implications. Success relies on focusing both short-term gains and long-term culture change - using the tools as the mechanism for change versus the objective of the change. Section 1 is about continuous improvement -- why companies do it, the various methods and where they came from, and why they are all too focused on production performance versus organizational capability. Section 2 is about the tools and how they support the underlying principles necessary to achieve long-term capability change/building. The final section is a summary of what readers should do with the new knowledge gained from reading the book - not a checklist or a recipe for success but a call to action to challenge their thinking on Lean, on performance/continuous improvement and to challenge each other, their peers, seniors, subordinates to focus on what matters.
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52.88 USD

The Lean Misconceptions: Why Many Lean Initiatives Fail and How You Can Avoid the Mistakes

by Cordell Hensley
Hardback
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