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DOE Simplified: Practical Tools for Effective Experimentation, Third Edition


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


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


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


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...

The Practitioner's Guide to POLCA: The Production Control System for High-Mix, Low-Volume and Custom Products

Rajan Suri
March 16, 2018

POLCA (Paired-cell Overlapping Loops of Cards with Authorization) is a card-based visual control system that manages the flow of jobs through the shop floor: at each operation, it controls which job should be worked on next to meet delivery targets. POLCA ensures that upstream operations use...

Managing Complex Construction Projects: A Systems Approach

John K. Briesemeister
March 15, 2018

To many program, project, or construction managers, a complex project seems to be a labyrinth with many hidden dangers. This book is a guide through that labyrinth. It explains best practices and provides insight so they cannot only identify hidden dangers but also effectively manage the...

Taking Ethics Seriously: Why Ethics Is an Essential Tool for the Modern Workplace

John Hooker
March 15, 2018

This book develops an intellectual framework for analyzing ethical dilemmas that is both grounded in theory and versatile enough to deal rigorously with real-world issues. It sees ethics as a necessary foundation for the social infrastructure that makes modern life possible, much as engineering is...

Lifestyle and Nature:: Integrating Nature Technology to Sustainable Lifestyles

Ryuzo Furukawa, Yuko Suto, Emile H. Ishida, Takeshi Yamauchi
March 15, 2018

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...

Project Management for Performance Improvement Teams

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. It shows how to successfully complete a project using a scalable,...

Innovative Change Management (ICM): Preparing Your Organization for the New Innovative Culture

H. James Harrington
March 12, 2018

Innovative Change Management (ICM) represents the accumulated wisdom and knowledge of one of the world’s foremost performance improvement specialists. It includes a clear and thorough explanation of the necessary critical tools for creating a system that results in a much higher percentage of your...

Structured for Success: What Leaders Need to Know to Build and Sustain Effective Organizations

J. Chris White
March 02, 2018

Leadership is not just about reading data points and asserting corresponding action points; it is about designing an organizational structure and culture that directly generates desired performance results. Part of that involves understanding internal controls (such as motivation) versus external...

Continuous Improvement Strategies: How to Manage, Motivate, and Retain Staff

Anthony Matthew Hopper
February 22, 2018

During this era of continuous improvement, healthcare organizations need to be staffed by engaged, motivated, and hard-working frontline employees. As these clinical and non-clinical personnel handle most of the important tasks in any organization and are often the people who directly interact with...

Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) Transformation: Uncovering Hidden Reserves of Profitability

Alin Posteuca
February 21, 2018

Achieving a long-term acceptable level of manufacturing profitability through productivity requires the total commitment of management teams and all staff in any manufacturing company and beyond. Awareness and continuous improvement of manufacturing costs behind losses and waste is the core goal...

Performance Improvement in Hospitals and Health Systems: Managing Analytics and Quality in Healthcare, 2nd Edition

James R. Langabeer II
February 20, 2018

Healthcare Organizations offer significant opportunities for change and improvement in their overall performance. Hospitals and clinics are generally large, complex, and inefficient, and need serious development in process workflow and management systems, which will ultimately lead to better...

R Programming and Its Applications in Financial Mathematics

Shuichi Ohsaki, Jori Ruppert-Felsot, Daisuke Yoshikawa
February 19, 2018

This book provides an introduction to R programming and a summary of financial mathematics. It is not always easy for graduate students to grasp an overview of the theory of finance in an abstract form. For newcomers to the finance industry, it is not always obvious how to apply the abstract theory...

New Giants Rising: How Leaders Can Help People and Companies Grow During the Followership Crisis

Paul D. Fisher
February 16, 2018

The greatest concern for all Americans today - leaders and followers alike – is how their prosperity seems to depend on a shrinking foundation of technology-only growth. And the onset of artificial intelligence only threatens to marginalize people even more with job loss and increasing isolation...