Lean Manufacturing Products

  • Hoshin Kanri for Healthcare

    Toyota Style Long-Term Thinking and Strategy Deployment to Unlock Your Organization’s True Potential

    By Gerard A. Berlanga, Brock C. Husby, Heather K. Anderson

    The best healthcare organizations have developed effective approaches to develop compelling strategic visions and strategies based on long-term thinking and continue to apply Lean principles across their organizations to create a culture of continuous improvement. Establishing effective strategies…

    Paperback – 2018-05-15 
    Productivity Press

  • The Myths and Truths of Lean Transformations

    How to Successfully Make the Transition from Theory to Effective Deployment

    By Raymond Kelly

    The author shares his specific experiences with Lean transformations -- some successes and some failures – and his insightful perspective shows readers how the understanding of Lean progresses from theory to common sense to common practice. The Lean initiative is not merely a transformation of…

    Paperback – 2018-05-15 
    Productivity Press

  • Sustaining a Culture of Process Control and Continuous Improvement

    The Roadmap for Efficiency and Operational Excellence

    By Philip J. Gisi

    This book presents a methodology for continuous process improvement in a structured, logical, and easily understandable framework based on industry accepted tools, techniques and practices. It starts by highlighting and explaining the conditions necessary for establishing a stable and capable…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Productivity Press

  • The Problem-Solving, Problem-Prevention, and Decision-Making Guide

    Organized and Systematic Roadmaps for Managers

    By Robert A. Sproull

    Each day, managers and employees are confronted with a plethora of real problems and decisions that are creating issues suchs as lost throughput, poor quality, personnel problems, and material shortages.How they approach these daily quandaries will determine how successful they are at resolving…

    Hardback – 2018-04-03 
    Productivity Press

  • Formulation Simplified

    Finding the Sweet Spot through Design and Analysis of Experiments with Mixtures

    By Mark J. Anderson, Patrick J. Whitcomb, Martin A. Bezener

    Many chemists – especially those most brilliant in their field – fail to appreciate the power of planned experimentation. They dislike the mathematical aspects of statistical analysis. In addition, these otherwise very capable chemists also dismissed predictive models based only on empirical data.…

    Paperback – 2018-03-30 
    Productivity Press

  • Lean Production for Competitive Advantage

    A Comprehensive Guide to Lean Methodologies and Management Practices, Second Edition

    By John Nicholas

    The second edition will include four new topics that fully address the scope of Lean: Hoshin Kanri (HK), Managing for Daily Improvement (MDI), Production Preparation Process (3P), and Lean in project management (especially for projects in product development). HK is a management planning process…

    Hardback – 2018-03-23 
    Productivity Press

  • Structured for Success

    What Leaders Need to Know to Build and Sustain Effective Organizations

    By J. Chris White

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-03-21 
    CRC Press

  • Continuous Flow for Healthcare

    By Thomas L. Jackson

    Continuous flow (or cellular manufacturing) is an aspect of Lean production that can boost efficiencies by eliminating waste from a process. By arranging people and equipment into an efficient, process-based cell, this process creates a smooth flow that shortens lead times for delivery to…

    Paperback – 2018-03-01 
    Productivity Press

  • The Lean Practitioner's Field Book Study Guide

    By Charles W. Protzman, Fred Whiton

    Corresponding to chapters in The Lean Practitioner's Field Book, this study guide offers a complete review of the concept of the Lean Practitioner. It offers a wide range of exercises to help readers understand key Lean concepts. Each chapter includes a list of important concepts, chapter…

    Paperback – 2018-03-01 
    Productivity Press

  • The GuruBook

    Insights from 50 Pioneering Entrepreneurs and Leaders on Business Strategy and Innovation

    By Jonathan Løw

    The GuruBook is a collection of articles and interviews with known thought leaders and entrepreneurs whose leadership and strategic skills have resulted in very successful businesses. These renowned leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators have tested their visions and assumptions and have forged…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21 
    Productivity Press

  • Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) Transformation

    Uncovering Hidden Reserves of Profitability

    By Alin Posteuca

    The book presents the detailed approach to a Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) system transformation in production companies. The establishment of a MCPD System is presented to fully detail the practical implications of the main activities required in the initial phase of implementing the…

    Hardback – 2018-02-20 
    Productivity Press

  • The Toyota Template

    The Plan for Just-In-Time and Culture Change Beyond Lean Tools

    By Phillip Ledbetter

    Many current companies are in a similar position to Toyota prior to development of the Toyota Production System regarding efficiency and culture. Many are attempting to implement a Lean system, but the failure rate is very high. The primary reasons are lack of will, lack of skill, or some…

    Hardback – 2018-02-06 
    Productivity Press

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