Lean Manufacturing Products

  • Lean for Sales

    Bringing the Science of Lean to the Art of Selling

    By Sean Gillespie, Michael V. Testani, Sr., Sreekanth Ramakrishnan

    This book provides readers with a structured and fact-based approach to improving sales close rates and delivering confirmed business value to customers. Using the principles of Lean, it outlines proven techniques to: qualify and document a client’s unique business problem and goal, develop sales…

    Hardback – 2016-03-10 
    Productivity Press

  • Beyond the Lean Office

    A Novel on Progressing from Lean Tools to Operational Excellence

    By Kevin J. Duggan

    Beyond the Lean Office uses a compelling novel format to illustrate what it takes to create and sustain flow and Operational Excellence in the office. Readers learn as they follow the main character through his initial attempts to correct late responses to a primary customer and his evolution to an…

    Paperback – 2016-02-23 
    Productivity Press

  • Card-Based Control Systems for a Lean Work Design

    The Fundamentals of Kanban, ConWIP, POLCA and COBACABANA

    By Matthias Thurer, Mark Stevenson, Charles Protzman

    In the past, many shops have simplified their production control by using simple card-based control systems such as Kanban and Constant Work-in-Process. These systems provide a simple, visual approach to controlling production on the shop floor. However, many shops struggle with failed…

    Paperback – 2016-02-22 
    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 – 2016-02-19 
    Productivity Press

  • Change Management

    Manage the Change or It Will Manage You

    By Frank Voehl, H. James Harrington

    Change Management: Manage Change or It Will Manage You represents a substantial core guidance effort for Change Management practitioners. Organizations currently contend with increasingly higher levels of knowledge-driven competition. Many attempt to meet the challenge by investing in expensive…

    Paperback – 2016-02-08 
    Productivity Press
    Management Handbooks for Results

  • Lean for the Cash-Strapped Leader

    The Path to Growth and Profitability

    By John E. Madigan, Todd C. Maher, Mohammad Ali

    Created by Lean practitioners with real-world, results-proven track records, this book is designed to help struggling managers and leaders, interested in the benefits of Lean but bereft of budgets to hire full-time consultants, start substantial change in their enterprises and begin to reap the…

    Paperback – 2016-01-27 
    Productivity Press

  • Reflections on Hoshin Planning

    Guidance for Leaders and Practitioners

    By Lisa Boisvert

    The conditions in which Hoshin Planning is practiced today are somewhat different than those in which the method was developed during the 1950s. There is better and more broadly distributed understanding of statistical process improvement principles and practices in today’s organizations.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-26 
    Productivity Press

  • The Monetary Value of Time

    Why Traditional Accounting Systems Make Customers Wait

    By Joyce I. Warnacut

    Although there are numerous books on alternative accounting methods, such as Lean accounting, none focus on the impact of time and how accounting practices can be modified to acknowledge the power of time. This book addresses this need.The Monetary Value of Time: Why Traditional Accounting Systems…

    Hardback – 2016-01-25 
    Productivity Press

  • The TPM Playbook

    A Step-by-Step Guideline for the Lean Practitioner

    By Chris A. Ortiz

    A companywide approach to improving the effectiveness and longevity of equipment and machines, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is a critical component of production line success. The need for a step-by-step guidelines on how to achieve TPM has been filled with the publication of The TPM Playbook…

    Paperback – 2016-01-07 
    Productivity Press
    The LEAN Playbook Series

  • The Cell Manufacturing Playbook

    A Step-by-Step Guideline for the Lean Practitioner

    By Chris A. Ortiz

    Cell manufacturing takes traditional process-based production environments and creates right-sized smaller work areas that have all of the essential workstations and equipment needed to produce the product.Until now, there has been a need for a book with step-by-step guidelines on how to implement…

    Paperback – 2016-01-06 
    Productivity Press
    The LEAN Playbook 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 Complete Lean Enterprise

    Value Stream Mapping for Office and Services, Second Edition

    By Beau Keyte, Drew A. Locher

    The first edition of this book won a Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing Research, and now, following in the tradition of its bestselling predecessor, The Complete Lean Enterprise: Value Stream Mapping for Office and Services, Second Edition details a robust step-by-step approach for…

    Paperback – 2015-12-22 
    Productivity Press

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