Lean Manufacturing Products

  • Lean and Agile Project Management

    How to Make Any Project Better, Faster, and More Cost Effective

    By Terra Vanzant Stern, PhD

    When project managers are faced with budget cuts and fewer resources, waste elimination becomes a priority in maintaining effectiveness. This does not mean shortening or abandoning traditional project cycles, though. In fact, fast results on critical assignments can only be completed with strong…

    Hardback – 2017-01-13 
    Productivity Press

  • Leadersights

    Creating Great Leaders Who Create Great Workplaces

    By David Veech

    This book focuses on how organizations of all types can create a leader development system that defines critical leader behaviors, gives simple techniques for building and improving the skills that drive those behaviors, and gives a mechanism for monitoring and enforcing those behaviors. It…

    Hardback – 2017-01-02 
    Productivity Press

  • Building a Lean Service Enterprise

    Reflections of a Lean Management Practitioner

    By Debashis Sarkar

    This book provides an assorted set of reflections/lessons from the "trenches" of Lean service and brings to fore leadership challenges, new tools, and the known-unknowns (insights that very few know but many in journey of Lean transformation need to know). Lean has the ability to address a wide…

    Hardback – 2016-12-22 
    Productivity Press

  • Project Feasibility

    Tools for Uncovering Points of Vulnerability

    By Olivier Mesly

    This book presents a set of tools that will aid in deciding whether a project should go ahead, be improved, or abandoned altogether by pinpointing its vulnerabilities. It offers a review of project feasibility analysis, and more critically, psychodynamic aspects that are often neglected, including…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15 
    CRC Press
    Industrial Innovation Series

  • Lean Transformations for Small and Medium Enterprises

    Lessons Learned from Italian Businesses

    By Arnaldo Camuffo

    The book illustrates lessons learned from the recent and ongoing transformation of the Italian Economy. The adoption of Lean thinking by Italian small/medium enterprises (SMEs) is leading the recovery after decades of industrial decline. It summarizes two decades of research, teaching, and practice…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13 
    Productivity Press

  • Global Lean

    Seeing the New Waste Rooted in Communication, Distance, and Culture

    By Samuel Yankelevitch

    As organizations evolve into global networks, Lean initiatives must now meet new needs. This book demonstrates how to use Lean thinking to uncover and reduce waste in the interactions required in today's global organizations. Currently, people must coordinate actions and collaborate with teams…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Productivity Press

  • Employees and Employers in Service Organizations

    Emerging Challenges and Opportunities

    Edited by Arvind K. Birdie

    With increasing globalization and fast-paced technological advances in business today, service organizations must respond to the changing business dynamic between employers and employees. The service industry has metamorphosed into a revolution not only in the United States but also in other…

    Hardback – 2016-10-30 
    Apple Academic Press
    21st Century Business Management

  • The TWI Facilitator's Guide

    How to Use the TWI Programs Successfully

    By Donald A. Dinero

    There are many books on TWI, but they don't include any new material. Practitioners have altered the programs without understanding the underlying principles. These changes have made the programs less effective. This book will identify/explain the main principles of the TWI Programs. Knowing these…

    Paperback – 2016-09-06
    Productivity Press

  • Forest Value Chain Optimization and Sustainability

    Edited by Sophie D'Amours, Mustapha Ouhimmou, Jean-Francois Audy, Yan Feng

    This book provides a global perspective on the various issues that the industry has to face as well as to provide some key global strategies that can help coping with those global challenges, such as collaboration, strategic value chain planning, and interdependency analyses. It presents literature…

    Hardback – 2016-09-01
    CRC 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 – 2016-09-01
    Productivity Press

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

    From the Stone Age to Lean Manufacturing and Beyond

    By Christoph Roser

    The industrial revolution, mechanization, water and steam power, computers, and automation have given an enormous boost to manufacturing productivity. "Faster, Better, Cheaper" in the History of Manufacturing shows how the ability to make products faster, better, and cheaper has evolved from the…

    Hardback – 2016-08-24
    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 – 2016-08-18
    Productivity Press

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