Continuous Improvement refers to all aspects of improving processes, products, methodologies, and techniques to ensure they provide more value to customers and are sustainable. This entails topics such as six sigma, lean, design for six sigma, quality, preventative and predictive maintenance and sustainability. Continuous improvement involves using various methodologies to design and measure changes to document the quantitative and qualitative improvements and sustain the gains. This involves breakthrough thinking and changing the culture of an organization. This series covers the methodological and cultural aspects of driving continuous improvements in all types of organizations for sustainable results. The concepts behind continuous improvement will ensure companies innovate and become the best in class with successful financial impacts.
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Statistical Process Control A Pragmatic Approach
Transforming Organizations One Process at a Time
By Elizabeth A. Cudney, Sandra L. Furterer, Chad M. Laux, Gaganpreet S. Hundal
November 13, 2023
While Lean principles have been around for decades, the practices have yet to keep current with the growing area of Sustainability. This book provides an implementation approach to integrating Lean and Sustainability principles toward a circular economy. Lean Sustainability: A Pathway to a Circular...
By Tina Agustiady, Elizabeth A. Cudney
July 06, 2022
This book is an implementation guide for creating a Lean Culture from the ground up while gaining buy-in from key stakeholders and being able to sustain the results. Everyone talks about implementing a Lean Culture, but only provides Lean Tools for the implementation. This book discusses ...
By Harriet B. Nembhard, Elizabeth A. Cudney, Katherine M. Coperich
June 24, 2019
Recognized as an "Optional" title by Choice for their January 2021 issue. Choice is a publishing unit at the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACR&L), a division of the American Library Association. Choice has been the acknowledged leader in the provision of objective, ...
By 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, ...
By Paul Walter Odomirok, Sr.
September 17, 2018
Healthcare Affordability: Motivate People, Improve Processes, and Increase Performance applies the Theory of Affordability across the Healthcare Enterprise. Affordability is realized when the Value delivered exceeds the Patient’s requirements, while the expense for the quality resources required to...
By Rajesh Jugulum
August 08, 2018
Historically, the term quality was used to measure performance in the context of products, processes and systems. With rapid growth in data and its usage, data quality is becoming quite important. It is important to connect these two aspects of quality to ensure better performance. This book ...
By Stephen Mundwiller
October 24, 2017
People with minimal math skills, and even those with advanced math skills, have difficulty grasping the intuitive concepts behind Statistical Process Control (SPC). Many practitioners do not understand the concepts behind Control Charts, the differences of out of control and out of specification, ...
By Kathryn A. LeRoy
September 21, 2017
This book offers leaders an approach to systemically affect change and create cultures of excellence where staff work together to change the way they view their work. Based on well-known quality concepts, readers will discover the essential concepts and actions that have the power to transform ...
By William Hooper
March 23, 2017
What happens when the sport of Juggling meets a Statistical Process Control class? This book shows a creative approach to teaching data analysis for continuous improvement. Using step by step instructions, including over 65 photos and 40 graphs, traditional continuous improvement topics (design of ...
By Paul Walter Odomirok, Sr.
December 01, 2016
Affordability is a new concept that allows the implementation of Continuous Improvement for any organization. It encapsulates contemporary methods that improve product and service profitability, increases market share, value, speed, quality and capability, and cuts down on cost. This new method ...
By Elizabeth A. Cudney, Tina Agustiady
June 30, 2016
Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) is an innovative continuous improvement methodology for designing new products, processes, and services by integrating Lean and Six Sigma principles. This book will explain how the DFSS methodology is used to design robust products, processes, or services right the first...