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The Goal
Eliyahu M. Goldratt
0884271781
July 2004
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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From Publishers Weekly
In this intriguing, readable business novel, which illustrates state-of-the-art economic theory, Alex Rogo is a UniCo plant manager whose factory and marriage are failing. To revitalize the plant, he follows piecemeal advice from an elusive former college professor who teaches, for example, that reduction in the efficiency of some plant operations may make the entire operation more productive. Alex's attempts to find the path to profitability and to engage his employeesi n the struggle involve the reader; and thankfully the authors' economic models, including a game with match sticks and bowls, are easy to understand. Although some characters are as anonymous as the goods manufactured in the factory, others ring true. In addition, the tender story of Alex and his wife's separation and reconciliation makes a...


All I Need To Know About Manufacturing I Learned In Joe's Garage (World Class Manufacturing Made Simple)
William B. B. Miller
0963043935
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
World Class Manufacturing Made Simple explains basic principles behind rapid service, high quality, low cost business management. This international bestseller is endorsed by reviewers from Business Week and other publications, and by business leaders such as Bob Lutz (author of Guts, former president of Chrysler Corporation). ...JOE'S GARAGE is used by thousands of companies, large and small throughout the world, to improve profitability, performance, and employee satisfaction. The book uses a lighthearted short story that explains in easily understandable terms the concepts and techniques of 21st-century business management. It illustrates clearly how to forge a strategy for the future that will lead to outstanding personal and professional achievement. ...JOE'S GARAGE is a classic teaching fable valuable in all...


Fundamentals of Project Management
James P. Lewis
0814471323
Jan 2002
Paperback
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Quality Progress
"It contains alot of wisdom at a small cost."

Book Description
In today's time-based and cost-conscious global business environment, tight project deadlines and stringent expectations are the norm. This classic book provides businesspeople with an excellent introduction to project management, supplying sound, basic information (along with updated tools and techniques) to understand and master the complexities and nuances of project management. Clear and down-to-earth, this step-by-step guide explains how to effectively spearhead every stage of a project--from developing the goals and objectives to managing the project team--and make project management work in any company. This updated second edition includes: * New material on the Project Management Body of...


Critical Chain
Eliyahu M. Goldratt
0884271536
April 1997
Paperback
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Harvard Business Review
"This book (Critical Chain) is valuable to two main audiences: project managers and senior managers... useful for dealing with one of the most difficult and pressing management challenges: developing highly innovative new products."

Assembly
"Anyone who doesn't snap up a copy is missing a wonderful opportunity for professional and personal development."

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The Six SIGMA Way Team Fieldbook
Peter S. Pande
0071373144
Jan 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
This companion guide to the bestselling The Six Sigma Way focuses on the project improvement teams that do the real, in-the-trenches work of Six Sigma-;measuring performance, improving quality and saving millions in the process. The Six Sigma Way Team Fieldbook is a highly practical reference for team leaders and members, outlining both the methods that have made Six Sigma successful and the basic steps a team must follow in an improvement effort. Written by three veteran trainers of Six Sigma Black Belts and teams at GE, Sun Microsystems, and Sears, this hands-on guide helps teams obtain the skills they need to identify a product, service, or process that needs improvement or redesign; gather data on the process and the rate of defects; find ways to improve quality up to a Six Sigma level-;just 3.4 defects per...


Lean Production Simplified: The Nuts and Bolts of Making Assembly Operations Flow
Dennis Pascal
1563272628
January 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
LEAN PRODUCTION SIMPLIFIED A Plain-Language Guide to the World’s Most Powerful Production System Pascal Dennis The author is a professional engineer, and educator with 20 years experience in manufacturing, public service, and consulting engineering. He developed his lean thinking skills on the shop floor of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, and working with lean masters in Japan and North America. LEAN PRODUCTION SIMPLIFIED is a plain language guide to the lean production system. The book is organized around a central image: the "house of lean production", which will help the reader grasp the system and the factors that animate it. Additionally, the book provides an insider’s view of Toyota, and how this company continues to succeed. Features and Benefits: · connects directly to Toyota · first...


Project Management
Andy Bruce
078945971X
Aug 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Classify this itsy-bitsy book as a project management guide that isn't a project to read but that distills all the basics for you into a quick thumbnail guide on everything from establishing objectives and keeping to schedules and budgets to providing effective leadership and tackling problems efficiently. Along the way, simple checklists enable you to be fully prepared at every stage, from starting up to closing down, and accessible diagrams and flow charts explore different options for action and provide useful examples. Granted, if you're looking for very specific or in-depth guidance, you may find this book too cursory and general in its approach. But if you're looking for a thumbnail guide to the basics, it'll do you just fine.

It's worth mentioning that the book is also part of reference publisher Dorling...



Lean Six SIGMA: Combining Six SIGMA Quality with Lean Production Speed
Michael L. George
0071385215
April 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Breakthrough Program for Increasing Quality, Shortening Cycle Times, and Creating Shareholder Value In Every Area of Your Organization Time and quality are the two most important metrics in improving any company's production and profit performance. Lean Six Sigma explains how to impact your company's performance in each, by combining the strength of today's two most important initiatives Lean Production and Six Sigma into one integrated program. The first book to provide a step-by-step roadmap for profiting from the best elements of Lean and Six Sigma, this breakthrough volume will show you how to: Achieve major cost and lead time reductions this year Compress order-to-delivery cycle times Battle process variation and waste throughout your organization Separately, Lean Production and Six Sigma have changed...


Six SIGMA for Managers
Greg Brue
0071387552
Jan 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
THE BRIEFCASE BOOKS SERIES Now translated into nine languages! This reader-friendly, icon-rich series is must reading for all managers at every level. All managers, whether brand new to their positions or well established in the corporate hierarchy, can use a little "brushing up" now and then. The skills-based Briefcase Books series is filled with ideas and strategies to help managers become more capable, efficient, effective, and valuable to their corporations. Six Sigma one of the hottest topics in today's manufacturing circles is a statistical concept that characterizes nearly zero defects in any process. But its successful implementation involves a whole new set of management practices. Six Sigma for Managers will help managers better understand this concept and how to facilitate the learning, cooperation,...


Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production
Taiichi Ohno
0915299143
January 1988
Textbook Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Just-in-Time (JIT) production methods are the rage, as non-Japanese companies attempt to mimic Oriental manufacturers (see Edward J. Hay, The Just in Time Breakthrough , LJ 4/15/88). These methods originated at the Toyota Co. after World War II, and Ohno is philosophical father of the techniques. This volume represents the English translation of his original commentaries, first published in Japan in 1978. More a philosophical commentary and history than an applications manual, it not only presents compelling examples of JIT implementation at Toyota, but also illustrates the mindset behind the system, especially the critical importance of teamwork and the premeditated effort to develop automation with a human touch. Recommended more for historians of JIT than practitioners. Gene R. Laczniak, Marquette Univ.,...


The Black Book of Outsourcing
Douglas Brown
0471718890
May 2005
Hardcover
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Review
“…a comprehensive introduction…” (Supply Management, 6th October 2005)

Book Description
The Black Book of Outsourcing is a comprehensive guide and directory for the emerging field of outsourcing, including expert advice on how to operate an outsourcing program, how to deal with the political aspects of outsourcing, and how to find a career in outsourcing. A controversial and emotional subject among business leaders and workers in the global business community, outsourcing is fast becoming one of the greatest organizational and industrial shifts in modern history. In this one-of-a-kind resource, outsourcing gurus Douglas Brown and Scott Wilson chart a course for business leaders charged with managing outsourcing initiatives and present a wealth...


The Toyota Way: Fourteen Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer
Jeffrey Liker
0071392319
January 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
How to speed up business processes, improve quality, and cut costs in any industry In factories around the world, Toyota consistently makes the highest-quality cars with the fewest defects of any competing manufacturer, while using fewer man-hours, less on-hand inventory, and half the floor space of its competitors. The Toyota Way is the first book for a general audience that explains the management principles and business philosophy behind Toyota's worldwide reputation for quality and reliability. Complete with profiles of organizations that have successfully adopted Toyota's principles, this book shows managers in every industry how to improve business processes by: Eliminating wasted time and resources Building quality into workplace systems Finding low-cost but reliable alternatives to expensive new...


Just Enough Project Management
Curtis R. Cook
0071445404
Nov 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Practical, proven techniques for managing today's smaller, more mission-critical projects Managers who can bring projects in on time, under budget, and within specs are among the most valuable and marketable in today's project-driven environment. Just Enough Project Management -- written by globally renowned project management authority Curtis R. Cook--is a quick-hitting, no-nonsense pocket guide on how to successfully handle projects of any size, in any environment. This versatile book's one-of-a-kind, customizable templates free managers from the time-consuming process of having to reinvent basic techniques and methods from one project to the next. Valuable for projects of every size, but especially helpful for today's newer breed of tighter, more focused projects, Just Enough Project Management will help...


Managing Business Process Flows: Principles of Operations Management
Ravi Anupindi
0131676865
January 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Essentials of Supply Chain Management
Michael H. Hugos
0471235172
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Review
"...an excellent introduction into supply chain management...a book you should own and loan out to others frequently..." (Supply Management, 10 April 2003)

"In clear and concise prose, this lean book outlines the most crucial tenets and concepts of supply chain management." (Supply Chain Management Review, September/October 2003)

Supply Chain Management Review, September/October 2003
"In clear and concise prose, this lean book outlines the most crucial tenets and concepts of supply chain management."

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What is Lean Six Sigma
Michael L. George
007142668X
October 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
A quick introduction on how to use Lean Six Sigma toimprove your workplace, meet your goals, andbetter serve your customers. Lean Six Sigma combines the two most important improvement trends of our time: making work better (using Six Sigma) and making work faster (using Lean principles). In this plain-English guide, you'll discover how this remarkable quality improvement method can give you the tools to identify and eliminate waste and quality problems in your own work area. Packed with diagrams, cartoons, and real-life examples, What is Lean Six Sigma? reveals the four keys of Lean Six Sigma and how they apply to your own job: Delight your customers with speed and quality Improve your processes Work together for maximum gain Base decisions on data and facts You'll see the big picture of what your company...


Managing Purchasing
Kenneth Killen
0786301279
Mar 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
Managing Purchasing shows how to: master the planning process by determining short-term and long-term operational and strategic needs, and outlining specific purchasing strategies; control the purchasing function to ensure its conformance to pre-specified performance expectation and evaluate the continued viability of the plan through the next cycle.


Operations Management
Richard B. Chase
0073121665
May 2005
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Chase, Jacobs and Aquilano: Operations Management for Competitive Advantage, 11/e (CJA) provides a current and thorough introduction to the concepts, processes, and methods of managing and controlling operations in manufacturing or service settings. The text provides comprehensive coverage, from high-tech manufacturing to high touch services with a balanced treatment. Chase, Jacobs, and Aquilano also thoroughly integrates and discusses current issues such as globalization; supply chain strategy, E-business, and ERP. The concepts are illustrated by using abundant real world examples, articles, illustrations, problems and cases. Technology is integral to the success of this course, as such, CJA also provide students and instructors with an innovative array of leading edge technology learning and teaching tools. ...


Race
Eliyahu M. Goldratt
0884270629
January 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
The graphics and accompanying text reveal the implications that stem from the shop floor to our standard of living. The Race allows you to derive a superior system, Drum-Buffer-Rope, for generating logistical improvement. It also shows you how to focus these improvements so they are optimal and not just local. The epilogue and appendix quizzes will give the thoughtful reader insight in how to initiate and extend a process of ongoing improvement into other areas-like marketing and financial control.

About the Author
One of the world's most sought after business leaders - author and educator, Dr. Eli Goldratt. Eli Goldratt had been described by Fortune Magazine as a "guru to industry" and by Business Week as a "genius." His charismatic, stimulating, yet sometimes...


Managing the Supply Chain
David Simchi-Levi
0071410317
Dec 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
In today's environment of tight budgets and even tighter turnarounds, effective supply-chain management has become a core business requirement. Managing the Supply Chain adapts the number one supply-chain book on the college market to examine how professionals can consistently turn supply-chain strategy into a competitive advantage. This results-based book examines the experiences of today's most accomplished companies to demonstrate supply-chain innovation at work in the marketplace.

Book Info
Text examines how leading companies have analyzed and revamped every step in their supply chains, significantly reducing distribution costs and delivery times while increasing bottom-line profit. DLC: Business logistics.

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