Lean Manufacturing Products

  • 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 an individual task, the practice creates waste for other parts of the organization that more than offset the perceived benefits. This book argues the case for one piece flow over batching by identifying the eight root causes of…

    Paperback – 2015-11-09 
    Productivity Press

  • The Lean IT Field Guide

    A Roadmap for Your Transformation

    By Michael A. Orzen, Thomas A. Paider

    How many IT books have you read that are long on theory and short on practical application? They are interesting, but not very impactful. They provide a framework from which to think and understand, but lack a process from which to act. This book, The Lean IT Field Guide, addresses…

    Paperback – 2015-11-05 
    Productivity Press

  • Managing Lean Projects

    By Ralph L. Kliem

    This book discusses project management concepts, tools, and techniques as they apply to managing LEAN projects. The author takes case study approach to demonstrate using a combination of project management and LEAN. The case studies address dealing with waste, defects, over-production, excess…

    Hardback – 2015-10-27 
    Auerbach Publications

  • The Kanban Playbook

    A Step-by-Step Guideline for the Lean Practitioner

    By Chris A. Ortiz

    A scheduling system for Lean and just-in-time production, Kanban is a proven tool for reducing waste, inventory, and lead times. The implementation of Kanban, however, is a manually intensive action and conducting Kanban projects properly takes experience and direction.Until now, there has been a…

    Paperback – 2015-10-21 
    Productivity Press
    The LEAN Playbook Series

  • The 12 Principles of Manufacturing Excellence

    A Lean Leader's Guide to Achieving and Sustaining Excellence, Second Edition

    By Larry E. Fast

    While most books on continuous improvement focus on specific pieces (e.g. TPM, TQM, Kaizen, 5S or VSM), this book helps leaders implement and sustain a top-down, comprehensive strategy for manufacturing excellence that uses all relevant tools while leaving the tools training to the technical…

    Hardback – 2015-10-12 
    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 – 2015-10-06 
    Productivity Press

  • The 5S Playbook

    A Step-by-Step Guideline for the Lean Practitioner

    By Chris A. Ortiz

    A powerful and effective Lean tool, 5S can help prevent company failure and launch an organization into world-class operational excellence. Until now, however, there has been a need for a book with detailed step-by-step guidelines on how to properly implement 5S (Sort, Set in Order, Scrub,…

    Paperback – 2015-10-05 
    Productivity Press
    The LEAN Playbook Series

  • Effective Portfolio Management Systems

    By Christopher F. Voehl, H. James Harrington, William S. Ruggles

    With an estimated 70 percent of new projects failing to add value to the organization, reducing project failure rate represents one of the biggest improvement opportunities available today. This book highlights proven approaches designed to separate the successful projects from the potential losers…

    Paperback – 2015-09-27 
    CRC Press
    The Little Big Book Series

  • Acting Strategically Using Drama Theory

    By James William Bryant

    In today’s confrontational and connected world, communication is the key strategic act. This book uses drama theory—a radical extension of game theory—to show how best to communicate so as to manage the emotionally charged confrontations occurring in any worthwhile relationship. Alongside a toolset…

    Hardback – 2015-09-14 
    CRC Press

  • Cloud Computing Networking

    Theory, Practice, and Development

    By Lee Chao

    Cloud computing is the most significant technology transformation since the introduction of the Internet in the early 1990s. As more and more companies and educational institutions plan to adopt a cloud-based IT infrastructure, today’s job market requires IT professionals who understand cloud…

    Hardback – 2015-09-13 
    Auerbach Publications

  • Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership

    A Guide for Inspiring Creativity, Innovation, and Engagement

    By Gary A. DePaul

    Most leadership books focus on traditional leadership, which is based on managerial practices and command-and-control assumptions. Traditional leadership methods produce short-term gains but often at the cost of employee disengagement, team isolation, and distrust. Twenty-first century leadership…

    Hardback – 2015-09-07 
    Productivity Press

  • Lean Production Simplified, Third Edition

    A Plain-Language Guide to the World's Most Powerful Production System

    By Pascal Dennis

    Following in the tradition of its Shingo Prize-winning predecessors, Lean Production Simplified, Third Edition gives a clear overview of the structure and tools of the Lean production system. Written for the practitioner by a practitioner, it delivers a comprehensive insider's view of Lean…

    Paperback – 2015-09-02 
    Productivity Press

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