Lean Manufacturing Products

  • "Faster, Better, Cheaper" in the History of Manufacturing

    From the Stone Age to Lean Manufacturing and Beyond

    By Christoph Roser

    The book shows how abilities to make things faster, cheaper, and better have evolved. Other books cover selected aspects -the entire story is here. It starts with prehistory stone tools and ends with a future outlook. The improvements in computer technology/artificial intelligence will change…

    Hardback – 2016-08-09 
    Productivity Press

  • Quality, Involvement, Flow

    The Systemic Organization

    By Domenico Lepore, Angela Montgomery, Giovanni Siepe

    Current organizations underperform due to silo thinking. Artificial barriers frustrate efforts and perpetuate an organizational model no longer adequate for the complexity of the current business world. Leaders and managers must acquire a whole-system perspective for their organizations to be…

    Paperback – 2016-08-01 
    Productivity Press

  • Lean Daily Management for Healthcare Field Book

    By Gerard A. Berlanga, Brock C. Husby

    This book gives healthcare leaders a practical guide to implementing the 4 key components of lean daily management system - 1. LDM boards; 2. Leadership rounds 3. Leader daily disciplines and 4. Lean projects. Although lean is not new to healthcare, effective LDM is just now taking hold with the…

    Paperback – 2016-07-27 
    Productivity Press

  • RSM Simplified

    Optimizing Processes Using Response Surface Methods for Design of Experiments, Second Edition

    By Mark J. Anderson, Patrick J. Whitcomb

    This book continues where DOE Simplified leaves off in Chapter 8 with an introduction to "Response Surface Methods [RSM] for Optimization." It presents this advanced tool for design of experiments (DOE) in a way that anyone with a minimum of technical training can understand and appreciate. Unlike…

    Paperback – 2016-07-18 
    Productivity Press

  • The "Grow or Die" Ultimatum

    Creating Value Through Acquisition and Blended, Long-Term Improvement Formulas

    By Daniel Borris

    This book focusses on a parallel approach that ensures successful acquisitions are strategic and cultural fits, which meet all synergy goals while at the same time optimizing and growing the current business. Busiensses must run effectively before they are built upon them through acquisition. These…

    Hardback – 2016-07-14 
    Productivity Press

  • The Innovation Tools Handbook, Volume 3

    Creative Tools, Methods, and Techniques that Every Innovator Must Know

    Edited by H. James Harrington, Frank Voehl

    This book focuses on the creative tools and techniques, decisions, activities, and practices that move ideas to realization generate business value. It has a unique leaning on learning and mastering the improvement tools for managing the investment in creating new opportunities for generating…

    Hardback – 2016-07-14 
    Productivity Press

  • Design for Six Sigma

    A Practical Approach through Innovation

    By Elizabeth A. Cudney, Tina Kanti Agustiady

    Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) is in demand for new processes and companies looking to innovate. This book will explain how the DFSS methodology begins with defining the problem or opportunity which then leads to two paths: 1) If it has never been done before, design it right the first time using DFSS…

    Hardback – 2016-07-13 
    CRC Press
    Continuous Improvement Series

  • The Standardized Work Field Guide

    By Timothy D. Martin, Jeffrey T. Bell, Scott A. Martin

    This field guide can be used directly on the gemba (work area) for implementing and documenting standardized work. It promotes the "future state" of standardized work along with crucial step-by-step techniques and explanations not found in other publications. The authors furnish many real examples…

    Paperback – 2016-07-11 
    Productivity Press

  • The Innovation Tools Handbook, Volume 2

    Evolutionary and Improvement Tools that Every Innovator Must Know

    By H. James Harrington, Frank Voehl

    In today’s fast-moving, high-technology environment, the focus on quality has given way to a focus on innovation. From presidents of the United States to presidents of Fortune 500 companies, it is clear that everyone thinks innovation is extremely important. The challenge is that few people stop to…

    Hardback – 2016-06-24 
    Productivity Press

  • Lean Daily Management for Healthcare

    A Strategic Guide to Implementing Lean for Hospital Leaders

    By Brad White

    You likely don’t need any more tools, programs, or workshops to improve your hospital. What you need is a simple and consistent approach to manage problem-solving. Filling this need, this book presents a Lean management system that can help break down barriers between staff, directors, and…

    Paperback – 2016-06-22 
    Productivity Press

  • Andy & Me and the Hospital

    Further Adventures on the Lean Journey

    By Pascal Dennis

    Based on the author's years of experience working with Toyota’s master teachers and with companies in the midst of great change, this book follows the story established in the Shingo Prize-winning book, Andy & Me: Crisis & Transformation on the Lean Journey.In a cool and readable style,…

    Paperback – 2016-06-17 
    Productivity Press

  • Lean Transformation

    Cultural Enablers and Enterprise Alignment

    By Suresh Patel

    Books in the Quality and Business Excellence series can help readers improve customer value and satisfaction by integrating the voice of the customer into design, manufacturing, supply chain, and field processes. Lean Transformation: Cultural Enablers and Enterprise Alignment is about the Lean…

    Hardback – 2016-06-16 
    Productivity Press

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