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Card-Based Control Systems for a Lean Work Design: The Fundamentals of Kanban, ConWIP, POLCA, and COBACABANA

by Matthias Thurer, Mark Stevenson & Charles Protzman

Many shops have simplified their production control by using card-based systems such as kanban and Constant Work-in-Process (ConWIP). Although these systems provide a simple and highly effective visual approach...


The Cell Manufacturing Playbook: A Step-by-Step Guideline for the Lean Practitioner

by Chris A. Ortiz

Cell manufacturing takes traditional process-based production environments and creates right-sized smaller work areas that have all of the essential workstations and equipment needed to produce the product.

Until...


The Quick Changeover Playbook: A Step-by-Step Guideline for the Lean Practitioner

by Chris A. Ortiz

Complete with color pictures from real quick changeover implementations, The Quick Changeover Playbook provides detailed step-by-step guidelines on how to reduce setup times as well as improve flexibility, product...


The Global Quality Management System: Improvement Through Systems Thinking

by Suresh Patel

The Global Quality Management System: Improvement Through Systems Thinking shows you how to understand and implement a global quality management system (GQMS) to achieve world-class business excellence. It illustrates...


Bringing Value to Healthcare: Practical Steps for Getting to a Market-Based Model

by Rita E. Numerof & Michael Abrams

The healthcare sector is on the cusp of sweeping disruption. The hallmarks of the old system-pricing that's disconnected from outcomes and incentives for treating sickness rather than maintaining health-are...


Innovation Project Management Handbook

by Dr.Gregory C. McLaughlin & Dr. William R. Kennedy

Innovation Project Management Handbook provides organizational leaders and decision-makers with a cadre of agile, disciplined, and transformational tools and processes for improving innovation opportunity outcomes...


A Six Sigma Approach to Sustainability: Continual Improvement for Social Responsibility

by Holly A. Duckworth & Andrea Hoffmeier

In an age when most business plans extend only to the next quarterly reporting period, the authors of this book propose an audaciously longer view of future planning. Reaching beyond the modern five or ten-year...


Enhancing Enterprise Intelligence: Leveraging ERP, CRM, SCM, PLM, BPM, and BI

by Vivek Kale

Enhancing Enterprise Intelligence: Leveraging ERP, CRM, SCM, PLM, BPM, and BI takes a fresh look at the benefits of enterprise systems (ES), focusing on the fact that ES collectively contribute to enhancing...


Reflections on Hoshin Planning: Guidance for Leaders and Practitioners

by Lisa Boisvert

The conditions in which leaders apply Hoshin Planning today have changed substantially since the method was established in the 1950's. There is better and more broadly distributed understanding of statistical...


The Dynamic Progress Method: Using Advanced Simulation to Improve Project Planning and Management

by J. Chris White & Robert M. Sholtes

Recent computer-based tools for project planning and management focus on user-friendliness and interconnectivity. However, these programs function on the Critical Path Method, or CPM, which was created in the...


Help! My Boss Is Whacko!:  Tips to Help You Deal with Unprofessional Behavior from Your Boss

by Richard G Lowe jr

Improve Your Work Life, Leading to Higher Productivity, Potentially Larger Raises and a Happier Life 

Is your boss driving you crazy or harassing you? Is he or she making your miserable, denying you raises...


Gender Balance

by Marie-Christine Mahéas & Margaret Milan

Maybe you're skeptical about what men have to gain from greater gender balance. Maybe you're reticent to speak up about a sensitive subject. Perhaps you're wondering how to get more men to join the gender balance...


Europe's Deadlock: How the Euro Crisis Could Be Solved ¿ And Why It Still Won't Happen

by David Marsh

With new material on the astonishing 2014-15 monetary rollercoaster, an�incisive�chronicler of the euro's upheavals explains how Europe's single currency has lurched in and out of crisis-with widespread...


Born for This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do

by Chris Guillebeau

Have you ever met someone with the perfect job? To the outside observer, it seems like they've won the career lottery -- that by some stroke of luck or circumstance they've found the one thing they love so much...


The New Case for Gold

by James Rickards

**USA Today bestseller and Wall Street Journal business bestseller**

They say John Maynard Keynes called gold a "barbarous relic."

They say there isn’t enough gold to support finance and commerce.

They say...


Sleeping Giant: How the New Working Class Will Transform America

by Tamara Draut

There was a time when America’s working class was seen as the backbone of the American economy, having considerable political, economic, and moral authority. But the working class we have now—far more female...


The Farm on the Roof: What Brooklyn Grange Taught Us About Entrepreneurship, Community, and Growing a Sustainable Business

by Anastasia Cole Plakias

The founders of Brooklyn Grange, the world’s largest green rooftop farm, share their inspirational story of changing the world through entrepreneurship.

 

In their effort to build the world’s first and...


Why Save the Bankers?: And Other Essays on Our Economic and Political Crisis

by Thomas Piketty & Seth Ackerman

The world's best-selling economist's brief, incisive essays on subjects ranging from austerity to inequality, Steve Jobs to climate change, documenting the global financial crisis in real time through the eyes...


Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise

by Anders Ericsson & Robert Pool

A survey of the psychology of expertise, providing techniques for developing mastery of any skill, drawn from the authors' extensive, pathfinding research


Unequal Gains: American Growth and Inequality since 1700

by Peter H. Lindert & Jeffrey G. Williamson

Unequal Gains offers a radically new understanding of the economic evolution of the United States, providing a complete picture of the uneven progress of America from colonial times to today.

While other economic...