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Agile Practice Guide
Call Number: Knovel e-book
Publication Date: 2017
This resource helps you understand, evaluate, and use agile and hybrid agile approaches, because it includes guidance on when, where, and how to apply agile approaches. It also covers practical tools for practitioners and organizations wanting to increase agility. This practice guide is aligned with the PMBOK Guide, 6th ed., and is a collaboration of the Project Management Institute and the Agile Alliance.
Continuous-Flow Manufacturing -- What Went Right What Went Wrong
Call Number: Routledge e-book
Publication Date: 2019
This book tells 101 stories of how manufacturing companies implement just-in-time production, total quality control, reorganization of factories into product-focused or customer-focused cells, plants-in-a-plant, material flows by the simplicity of visual kanban, supplier partnerships, quick setup of equipment, cross-training and job rotation of the work force. These mini case studies are international in scope and feature many well-known corporations such as Apple, Campbell Soup, Honeywell, and Boeing. The focus is process-improvement methodologies and providing vivid examples of applications of advanced concepts in cost management, employee training, performance management, supply chains, and logistics as well as applications of plant layout, quick setup, material handling, quality assurance, scheduling, ergonomics, and flow analysis.
The Focus and Leverage Improvement Book
Call Number: Productivy Press e-book
Publication Date: 2019
Companies all over the world try their best to improve their business by implementing efforts such as Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, or a combination of the two methodologies. The author advocates for using an important focusing mechanism: instead of attempting to improve "everything," identify a specific constraining factor and focus on improving that key part of the system. The book describes how to combine Lean and Six Sigma with the Theory of Constraints and demonstrates both the basics of improvement (i.e. results) with the "how to" (i.e. the methodology) in a very approachable format.
The Intersection of Change Management and Lean Six Sigma
Call Number: CRC e-book
Publication Date: 2018
This book is intended for Lean and Six Sigma professionals working inside organizations with low Lean maturity and significant resistance to change. Written by a business executive and certified Lean Six Sigma black belt, the text provides sound, innovative practices for those interested in successfully navigating organizational change.
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