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Continuous Improvement Series

About the Series

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.

If you are interested in writing or editing a book for the series or would like more information, please contact Cindy Carelli, [email protected].

11 Series Titles

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Lean Sustainability A Pathway to a Circular Economy

Lean Sustainability: A Pathway to a Circular Economy

1st Edition


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...

Building a Sustainable Lean Culture An Implementation Guide

Building a Sustainable Lean Culture: An Implementation Guide

1st Edition

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 ...

Emerging Frontiers in Industrial and Systems Engineering Success Through Collaboration

Emerging Frontiers in Industrial and Systems Engineering: Success Through Collaboration

1st Edition

Edited 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, ...

Additive Manufacturing Change Management Best Practices

Additive Manufacturing Change Management: Best Practices

1st Edition

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, ...

Healthcare Affordability Motivate People, Improve Processes, and Increase Performance

Healthcare Affordability: Motivate People, Improve Processes, and Increase Performance

1st Edition

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...

Robust Quality Powerful Integration of Data Science and Process Engineering

Robust Quality: Powerful Integration of Data Science and Process Engineering

1st Edition

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 ...

Statistical Process Control A Pragmatic Approach

Statistical Process Control: A Pragmatic Approach

1st Edition

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, ...

Transforming Organizations One Process at a Time

Transforming Organizations: One Process at a Time

1st Edition

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 ...

Continuous Improvement, Probability, and Statistics Using Creative Hands-On Techniques

Continuous Improvement, Probability, and Statistics: Using Creative Hands-On Techniques

1st Edition

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 ...

Affordability Integrating Value, Customer, and Cost for Continuous Improvement

Affordability: Integrating Value, Customer, and Cost for Continuous Improvement

1st Edition

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 ...

Design for Six Sigma A Practical Approach through Innovation

Design for Six Sigma: A Practical Approach through Innovation

1st Edition

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...

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