This book by by Aristide van Aartsengel and Selahattin Kurtoglu, enables enterprise business leaders - from CEOs to supervisors - to understand what "Continuous Improvement" is, why it is probably the best answer to improved business performance in years, and how to put it to work in the unique environment of a specific organization. The book examines what is at the core of "Continuous Improvement" and delves deeper into the elements and constituents necessary to take an organization to the next level to ensure its continued, long-term existence. It provides guidance to enterprise management and to professionals engaged in the implementation of a "Continuous Improvement" initiative and enables them to structure and manage its implementation successfully. It also provides tools to quickly assess where an enterprise business stands in terms of strategic management and "Continuous Improvement".
Information Technology is supposed to enable business performance and innovation, improve service levels, manage change, and maintain quality and stability, all while steadily reducing operating costs. Yet when an enterprise begins a Lean transformation, too often the IT department is either left out or viewed as an obstacle. What is to be done?
By Steven C Bell, Michael A Orzen,
Winner of a 2011 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award, this book shares practical tips, examples, and case studies to help you establish a culture of continuous improvement to deliver IT operational excellence and business value to your organization.
The Field Guide to Achieving HR Excellence through Six Sigma provides detailed guidance on how to utilize the Six Sigma methodology and the TLS Continuum to achieve the business model that is required to thrive in today’s business environment. The book demonstrates a clear path to continuous improvement that is based on the practice of spreading quality throughout the organization so that it becomes everyone’s responsibility.
This book by Dan Bloom is the sequel to Achieving HR Excellence through Six Sigma. In this book, Daniel Bloom provides a road map on how to implement the concepts found in the first book.
The book begins by explaining how to create an HR Center of Excellence and then provides an understanding of the define-measure-analyze-improve-control (DMAIC) process and its implementation for HR. This road map will help you determine where your organization is failing to meet the voice of the customer.
Need help implementing or understanding Six Sigma? Want to take this powerful problem-solving methodology and apply it to your business? Six Sigma isn't just for Fortune 500 companies anymore; it's for every business, even yours, no matter how big or small. This hands-on workbook provides the knowledge, insight, and practical exercises you need to master Six Sigma and put it to work in your business. Craig Gygi (Contributor), Bruce Williams, Terry Gustafson constructed ths book, a perfect as a companion workbook for Six Sigma For Dummies by John A. Morgan and Martin Brenig-Jones- or any other Six Sigma book -- Six Sigma Workbook For Dummies gives you a wealth of examples, problems, and other tools you need to turn Six Sigma theory into practice -- today!
The term “Business Terraforming” was coined by Dr. Mikel J. Harry, the Co-Creator and Chief Architect of Six Sigma. Mikel was an action and science fiction movie buff and viewed terraforming as “Radical Change.” While Six Sigma had been successful in “Revolutionizing the World’s Top Corporations,” Mikel believed strongly that even more radical change in the way we do business was needed. Mikel had not refined his thinking, but he used the term and expressed the need for radical change in the way business is done frequently.
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When you know how to make the most of your profile, manage your contacts, and handle invitations effectively, you'll go far. With more than 70 million members, LinkedIn presents an invaluable opportunity to make connections, find a job, get a better salary, market a business, attract investors, and much more. This second edition offers new advice to help you market yourself, grow your business, and take your professional network to all new levels.
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In State of Readiness, Joseph F. Paris Jr. shares over thirty years of international business and operations experience and guides C-suite executives and business-operations and -improvement specialists on a path toward operational excellence, the organizational capability and situational awareness that is attained as the enterprise reaches a state of alignment for pursuing its strategies.
Dodd Starbird, Managing Partner, at Implementation Partners LLC asks "Has your organization tried Lean already? If so, you surely see and feel the Joy of Lean in your workplace now, right? Don’t worry. If you’re not quite to joy yet, you’re not alone. As it attracts more and more attention as a successful business philosophy that can improve results in any type of organization, Lean has still sometimes been misunderstood as a method for just cutting expenses. The useful ideas of eliminating waste and driving greater efficiency can pick up a negative spin associated with perceptions of job cuts, employees doing more with less, and managers squeezing more productivity from each person. None of that sounds very joyful."
But it doesn’t have to be that way. This book will show leaders how to cultivate a positive Lean Culture of excellence that creates value for customers, profitable growth for businesses, sustainable cost reduction, and fulfilling jobs for employees. As we proceed, we’ll continually demonstrate how leadership plays a critical role in establishing and sustaining a Lean Culture.
This book, written by Forrest Breyfogle, Smarter Solutions, as a novel, provides a roadmap that YOU can provide to your organizations for addressing its ‘elephant in the room’ issues. By undertaking the book described step-by-set approach for both identification and resolution to these issues, one will most certainly be insuring personal favor in their leadership’s eyes for their value and longevity of employment in the organization.
In this book, four golfing friends discover, in a story-book fashion, the benefits of the book-provided methodology over a traditional deployment of Lean, the Balanced Scorecard, Lean Six Sigma, and other traditional management and process improvement methodologies. These friends then implement the book-described system in their organizations and receive many accolades from their leadership.
Simplicity, flow, respect for people, reflection, observing the present state, humility, beginner's mind, inquiry, a search for perfection. Those are just some of the concepts shared between Lean, also known as the Toyota Production System, and Zen Buddhism. In The Simple Leader, author Kevin Meyer describes how he discovered and leveraged Lean on his thirty-year leadership journey from engineer to President of a medical device company. Then, when faced with a very stressful family health situation, he learned about Zen - and soon realized that there were common themes that could be used to improve both personal and professional leadership. Filled with personal stories, practices, and insight built on experience, The Simple Leader will help new or struggling leaders in any industry become more organized, effective, and balanced.