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  • The TWI Workbook

    Essential Skills for Supervisors, Second Edition

    By Patrick Graupp, Robert J. Wrona

    The second edition of the Shingo Prize-winning The TWI Workbook: Essential Skills for Supervisors has been completely updated to the latest terminology and practice, revised forms and tools, and a completely new set of case studies to demonstrate current TWI practice. It features an entirely new…

    Paperback – 2015-12-16 
    Productivity Press

  • Focus and Leverage

    The Critical Methodology for Theory of Constraints, Lean, and Six Sigma (TLS)

    By Bruce Nelson, Bob Sproull

    Focus and Leverage is written as a business novel, and is intended as a sequel to Epiphanized, Second Edition. The book’s primary characters remain the same, but this time the storyline features two different industries: Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and Healthcare (hospital) environments.…

    Paperback – 2015-12-14 
    Productivity Press

  • Implementing Standardized Work

    Training and Auditing

    By Alain Patchong

    This book, which is the fifth of series dedicated to Standardized Work, focuses on operator training and auditing. The whole process of deploying Standardized Work is a pure waste if it does not include operator training and auditing that allows to "check" that operators are actually doing the work…

    Paperback – 2015-12-09 
    Productivity Press

  • The Complete Lean Enterprise

    Value Stream Mapping for Office and Services, Second Edition

    By Beau Keyte, Drew A. Locher

    The new edition of this bestselling reference offers a step-by-step approach to applying Lean initiatives to the administrative and office environment. It is an ideal resource for leaders looking to improve their production support activities within their order-to-cash value stream. This updated…

    Paperback – 2015-12-09 
    Productivity Press

  • Value Analysis and Engineering Reengineered

    The Blueprint for Operational Excellence and Developing Problem Solvers and Innovators

    By Abate O. Kassa

    In this hyper-connected world, the key to success/excellence is Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VA/VE). But the VA/VE discipline has been stagnant even though new books continue to be published by that title. This book revitalizes and reinvents VA/VE, and this re-engineered value engineering can…

    Hardback – 2015-12-03 
    Productivity Press

  • The Quality Improvement Field Guide

    Achieving and Maintaining Value in Your Organization

    By Matthew A. Barsalou

    A quality professional may have a successful career without knowing how to implement a quality management system or who the gurus were, but their knowledge of their profession would be incomplete. This book will guide them in becoming a knowledgeable and component quality professional. Many current…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30 
    Productivity Press

  • Design for Profitability

    Guidelines to Cost Effectively Manage the Development Process of Complex Products

    By Salah Ahmed Mohamed Elmoselhy

    Since the success of products significantly depends on the quality of product performance, inadequate management of the product design process can lead to improper performance of products that can result in significant long-term business losses. This book presents a design guideline for complex…

    Hardback – 2015-11-18 
    CRC Press
    Industrial Innovation Series

  • Lean Six Sigma

    International Standards and Global Guidelines, Second Edition

    By Terra Vanzant-Stern

    Lean Sigma incoporates best practices from programs such as International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Capability Maturity Model (CMM), and Total Quality Management (TQM). The international Lean Six Sigma practitioner must understand not only the dynamics of Lean and Six Sigma, but a…

    Paperback – 2015-11-18 
    Productivity Press

  • One-Piece Flow vs. Batching

    A Guide to Understanding How Continuous Flow Maximizes Productivity and Customer Value

    By Charles Protzman, Joe McNamara, Dan Protzman

    Although batching often appears more efficient than one piece flow for an individual task, the practice creates waste for other parts of the organization that more than offset the perceived benefits. This book argues the case for one piece flow over batching by identifying the eight root causes of…

    Paperback – 2015-11-10 
    Productivity Press

  • The Lean IT Field Guide

    A Roadmap for Your Transformation

    By Michael A. Orzen, Thomas A. Paider

    How many IT books have you read that are long on theory and short on practical application? They are interesting, but not very impactful. They provide a framework from which to think and understand, but lack a process from which to act. This book, The Lean IT Field Guide, addresses…

    Paperback – 2015-11-06 
    Productivity Press

  • The Lean Practitioner's Field Book

    Proven, Practical, Profitable and Powerful Techniques for Making Lean Really Work

    By Charles Protzman, Fred Whiton, Joyce Kerpchar, Christopher Lewandowski, Steve Stenberg, Patrick Grounds

    While there are numerous Lean Certification programs, most companies have their own certification paths whereby they bestow expert status upon employees after they have participated in or led a certain number of kaizen events. Arguing that the number of kaizen events should not determine a person's…

    Hardback – 2015-10-29 
    Productivity Press

  • Managing Lean Projects

    By Ralph L. Kliem

    Lean is a set of disciplines that can result in tremendous savings and profitability for companies. It can significantly reduce cycle times and increase customer satisfaction. Lean, however, must be applied efficiently and effectively to achieve optimum results. This book discusses project…

    Hardback – 2015-10-28 
    Auerbach Publications

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