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DOE Simplified: Practical Tools for Effective Experimentation, Third Edition

3rd Edition

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Mark J. Anderson, Patrick J. Whitcomb
May 19, 2015

Offering a planned approach for determining cause and effect, DOE Simplified: Practical Tools for Effective Experimentation, Third Edition integrates the authors’ decades of combined experience in providing training, consulting, and computational tools to industrial experimenters. Supplying reader...

Creating a Lean Culture: Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions, Third Edition

3rd Edition

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David Mann
October 22, 2014

Winner of a Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award The new edition of this Shingo Prize-winning bestseller provides critical insights and approaches to make any Lean transformation an ongoing success. It shows you how to implement a sustainable, successful transformation by developing a ...

Value Stream Mapping for the Process Industries: Creating a Roadmap for Lean Transformation

1st Edition

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Peter L. King, Jennifer S. King
April 24, 2015

Providing a framework that highlights waste and its negative effects on process performance, value stream maps (VSMs) are essential components for successful Lean initiatives. While the conventional VSM format has the basic structure to effectively describe process operations, it must be adapted and...

Lean Safety Gemba Walks: A Methodology for Workforce Engagement and Culture Change

1st Edition

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Robert B. Hafey
November 24, 2014

A Lean Safety Gemba Walk is a walk through the work area (Gemba) that focuses on the continuous improvement of safety. When conducted in a respectful manner, by skilled facilitators, Safety Gemba Walks can have a dramatic long-lasting impact on the culture of a business. Lean Safety Gemba Walks: A M...

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)...

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

1st Edition

Vincent K. Omachonu
November 15, 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...

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...

Green Consumerism: Perspectives, Sustainability, and Behavior

1st Edition

Ruchika Singh Malyan, Punita Duhan
November 12, 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 12, 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...

Transforming an Idea Into a Business with Design Thinking: The Structured Approach from Silicon Valley for Entrepreneurs and Leaders

1st Edition

Muhammad Mashhood Alam
November 09, 2018

We are living in fascinating times, when the power of technology is not just reshaping, but is transforming the globe in unprecedented ways. These include the ability to connect with anyone across the globe in an instant using a tiny device in the palm of our hands to the availability of...

Portfolio Rebalancing

1st Edition

Edward E. Qian
November 08, 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...

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

1st Edition

Kate McGovern
November 08, 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...

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, Michal Pružinský, Barbora Gontkovičová, Petra Szaryszová, Lenka Štofová
November 07, 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 in Agriculture: Create More Value with Less Work on the Farm

1st Edition

Susanne Ms Pejstrup, Vibeke Ms Fladkjaer Nielsen
October 29, 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....

Engineering and Operations of System of Systems

1st Edition

John Mo, Ronald Beckett
October 26, 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...

Enterprise Process Management Systems: Engineering Process-Centric Enterprise Systems using BPMN 2.0

1st Edition

Vivek Kale
October 24, 2018

This book unravels the mystery of Enterprise Process Management Systems (EPMS) environments and applications, and their power and potential to transform the operating contexts of business enterprises. Like the functionality of Staffware, Salesforce etc., EPMS solutions, training new personnel, or...

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