Lean Manufacturing Products

  • Change Management

    Manage the Change or It Will Manage You

    By Frank Voehl, H. James Harrington

    This book focuses on government systems and how they can be improved to bring about high levels of customer satisfaction and lower the cost of government. The text is based on the author’s work with the World Bank and the work that still needs to be done in many countries experiencing rapid changes…

    Paperback – 2016-01-12 
    Productivity Press
    The Little Big Book Series

  • Organizational Behavior and Virtual Work

    By Arvind K. Birdie, Madhu Jain

    With the globalization of work and technological advancements in recent years, and with emphasis on service quality today, organizations have changed. Virtual work has emerged as the new employment relationship and has been embraced by employees and employers in many industries. This book explores…

    Hardback – 2015-12-30 
    Apple Academic 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 – 2015-12-28 
    Productivity Press

  • 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

    Standardized Work refers to the process of finding and applying the best operational methods that will lead to cost reduction, better product quality, and increased operator safety. This book, the latest in a series dedicated to Standardized Work, focuses on operator training and auditing. It…

    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 Achieving 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 – 2015-12-08 
    Productivity Press

  • The Quality Improvement Field Guide

    Achieving and Maintaining Value in Your Organization

    By Matthew A. Barsalou

    The Quality Improvement Field Guide: Achieving and Maintaining Value in Your Organization covers the key aspects that quality professionals must know to attain mastery in their field. After reading this book, readers will not only gain an understanding of the key quality improvement concepts, but…

    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. Design for Profitability: Guidelines to Cost…

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

  • Lean Six Sigma

    International Standards and Global Guidelines, Second Edition

    By Terra Vanzant Stern, PhD

    A hybrid methodology, Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is designed to accommodate global challenges and constraints by capitalizing on Six Sigma and Lean Thinking. LSS incorporates best practices from programs such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Capability Maturity Model, and…

    Paperback – 2015-11-17 
    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 individual tasks, the practice creates waste for other parts of the organization that more than offset its perceived benefits. A silent productivity killer, batching is an extremely difficult mindset to overcome and, as a result…

    Paperback – 2015-11-10 
    Productivity Press

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