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Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

By: G Welty

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2013

Insert Date: 19-APR-2014

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Quality assurance is necessary to maintain quality and services in the pharmaceutical and life science industries. Quality assurance demonstrates that the logic and practice of problem solving can integrate both program efficacy and regulatory compliance. This title is divided into three parts; the first part discusses the process by which a problem in regulated industry is identified, for example a manufacturing deviation that leads to an adulterated drug product, and reviews the decision-making steps involved in remedying the problem. The second part delves into the staff training...

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Safety Performance in a Lean Environment: A Guide to Building Safety into a Process

Safety Performance in a Lean Environment: A Guide to Building Safety into a Process

By: Paul English

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 21-NOV-2011

Insert Date: 18-APR-2014

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A big challenge for many safety professionals is how to incorporate, build, and sustain a safety program into different business models during times of change. This book provides an understanding of how to anticipate paradigm shifts in management models and how environmental health and safety fits into the model. It defines what adds value to the safety and manufacturing process as well as to the customer. The author illustrates how to build safety into a process to create a strong safety program. ...

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Eliminating Waste in Business: Run Lean, Boost Profitability

Eliminating Waste in Business: Run Lean, Boost Profitability

By: Linda M. Orr; Dave J. Orr

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 01-APR-2014

Insert Date: 08-APR-2014

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Redundant employees. Storerooms full of extra stock "in case we need it." Marketing money sprayed in all directions in the vain hope it will create customers. Duplicate IT systems. HR policies that fatten the corporate waistline rather than keeping it trim. Budgeting exercises that result in "more of the same, plus 2%." Nearly every corner of most established businesses harbors waste—wasted money, time, effort, or all three. As any runner can tell you, a lean body runs faster and wins races. The same goes when it comes to the competitive race all businesses engage in. Lean companies...

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Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement

Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 07-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 19-MAR-2014

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Improve patient outcomes, lower costs, reduce fraud—all with healthcare analytics Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement walks your healthcare organization from relying on generic reports and dashboards to developing powerful analytic applications that drive effective decision-making throughout your organization. Renowned healthcare analytics leader Trevor Strome reveals in this groundbreaking volume the true potential of analytics to harness the vast amounts of data being generated in order to improve the decision-making ability of healthcare managers and...

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Handbook of Research on Design and Management of Lean Production Systems

Handbook of Research on Design and Management of Lean Production Systems

By: Vladimír Modrák; Pavol Semančo

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2014

Insert Date: 19-FEB-2014

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In a production environment, batch size is proportional to cost and productivity. Innovative technologies have emerged in lean manufacturing as a way to include a number of elements that emphasizes waste reduction, value enhancement, and high quality results. Handbook of Research on Design and Management of Lean Production Systems explores the recent advancements in the areas of lean production, management, and the system and layout design for manufacturing environments. It also captures the building blocks of lean transformation on a shop floor level. Providing further understanding and...

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Metoda Lean Analytics. Zbuduj sukces startupu w oparciu o analizę danych

Metoda Lean Analytics. Zbuduj sukces startupu w oparciu o analizę danych

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Publisher: Helion

Publication Date: 22-JAN-2014

Insert Date: 29-JAN-2014

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Lektura obowiązkowa dla wszystkich zainteresowanych wykorzystaniem analityki w pracach nad nowym produktem i odnoszeniem sukcesów biznesowych bez konieczności wiecznego zgadywania. Peter Yared, dyrektor ds. IT, CBS Interactive To nie jest kolejna książka o liczbach, a rzecz o praktycznych wskaźnikach. Alistair i Ben nauczą Cię, jak przebić się przez mgłę danych i skupić się na właściwych, istotnych wskaźnikach, które zadecydują o Twojej porażce lub sukcesie.</i><br><div align="right"><b>Ash Maurya,<br /> założyciel i dyrektor generalny Spark59 oraz WiredReach, autor książki Metoda Running...

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The Six Sigma Way: How to Maximize the Impact of Your Change and Improvement Efforts, Second edition, 2nd Edition

The Six Sigma Way: How to Maximize the Impact of Your Change and Improvement Efforts, Second edition, 2nd Edition

By: Peter Pande; Robert Neuman; Roland Cavanaugh

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 17-DEC-2013

Insert Date: 29-JAN-2014

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The Definitive Work on Six Sigma—Revised and Fully Updated Upon its publication in 2000, The Six Sigma Way was among the very first books to clearly explain the impressive benefits of Six Sigma’s improvement-driven and customer-centric approach to business leaders and managers. It revealed how GE, Motorola, and other companies used Six Sigma to fine-tune products and processes, improve performance, reduce costs, build customer loyalty, and increase profits. Corporate leaders around the world heeded the call and began implementing the tools of this world-changing performance...

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The Agile Culture: Leading through Trust and Ownership

The Agile Culture: Leading through Trust and Ownership

By: Pollyanna Pixton; Paul Gibson; Niel Nickolaisen

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

Publication Date: 27-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 27-DEC-2013

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Build Agile Cultures That Unleash Passion, Innovation, and Performance What do you want? Delighted customers. How do you get them? By rapidly delivering innovative, exciting products and services your customers will love to use. How do you do this? By uniting talented people around shared ideas and purpose, trusting them, helping them take ownership, and getting out of their way. It sounds easy—but you know it isn’t. To make it happen, you must create an agile culture: one that’s open to change and can respond quickly to whatever your customers need and desire. The Agile Culture gives you...

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Quality Innovation

Quality Innovation

By: Latif Al-Hakim; Chen Jin

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 22-DEC-2013

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Internet and social networks play a critical role in the evolution of processes and functional areas that allow businesses to reach a wider base of end-users and achieve competitive advantage in their respective markets. Quality Innovation: Knowledge, Theory, and Practices presents a compilation of recent theoretical frameworks, case studies, and empirical research findings in the area of quality innovation. It highlights the theories, strategies, and potential concerns for organizations engaged in change management designed to address stakeholders’ needs. This reference volume serves as a...

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Accelerating Lean Six Sigma Results

Accelerating Lean Six Sigma Results

By: Terence Burton

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 25-JAN-2011

Insert Date: 11-DEC-2013

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In the new economy, the mandates for improvement initiatives are rapid deployment and sustainable results. Accelerating Lean Six Sigma Results provides real-world direction for this new improvement agenda with targeted rapid deployment and the Scalable Lean Six Sigma TM approach for quickly achieving high impact results, return on investment, and growth in global market share. Key Features Explains how to develop the core competency of Improvement Excellence™ and an enduring infrastructure of success Presents a Scalable Lean Six Sigma™ deployment model that aligns...

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Six Sigma Best Practices

Six Sigma Best Practices

By: Dhirendra Kumar

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 20-JUL-2006

Insert Date: 06-DEC-2013

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Continuous improvement has become synonymous with the Six Sigma process, where cost reduction and quality improvement have led to greater market share and profits. Leading organizations in diverse industries have begun to further deploy Six Sigma outside of manufacturing to maximize its benefits. This comprehensive training tool and implementation guide delineates how Six Sigma methods can be applied to processes within numerous functional areas of the organization and in diverse industries to achieve strategic and operational business excellence. It presents step-by-step techniques...

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Six Sigma for Small and Mid-Sized Organizations

Six Sigma for Small and Mid-Sized Organizations

By: Terence Burton; Jeff Sams

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 23-MAR-2005

Insert Date: 26-NOV-2013

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About 80% of the industrialized world has not taken advantage of Six Sigma techniques to improve productivity and profit. These small and mid-sized corporations can benefit from Six Sigma methods but are struggling with how to deploy them on the scale suitable for their organizations. This book explains the leadership, strategy, execution, integration, alignment, and performance measurement issues that are universal to all organizations deploying Six Sigma, and then shows you how they can be applied successfully in small and mid-size organizations. Many books cover the statistical...

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Lean Six Sigma Service Excellence

Lean Six Sigma Service Excellence

By: Gerald Taylor

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 16-SEP-2008

Insert Date: 22-NOV-2013

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Current books on Lean Six Sigma for service or transactional organizations either require a significant technical background, or are rather conceptual in nature and lack the detail of the tools, how to use them, and the practical skill-building exercises needed to give readers the ability to actually implement Lean Six Sigma in their organizations. This book fills the void. Written for the typical business professional, Lean Six Sigma Service Excellence effectively translates the concepts of Lean Six Sigma from a manufacturing environment to a service delivery environment. It is a...

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LEAN Supply Chain Planning: The New Supply Chain Management Paradigm for Process Industries to Master Today's VUCA World

LEAN Supply Chain Planning: The New Supply Chain Management Paradigm for Process Industries to Master Today's VUCA World

By: Josef Packowski

Publisher: Productivity Press

Publication Date: 25-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 22-NOV-2013

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This book introduces a new paradigm and approach to managing variability, uncertainty, and complexity in today’s planning processes and systems. Presenting a cutting-edge supply chain management concept that addresses current problems in the process industry's supply chains, it presents powerful methods developed by leading research institutes, process industry champions, and supply chain experts. It explains how readers can change their approach to the fundamental planning paradigms in a manner that will help their organizations achieve higher levels of responsiveness, improved levels of...

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Lean Six Sigma Logistics: Strategic Development to Operational Success

Lean Six Sigma Logistics: Strategic Development to Operational Success

By: Thomas Goldsby; Robert Martichenko

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 11-AUG-2005

Insert Date: 21-NOV-2013

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Speed to market, reducing costs, and accelerating lead times are vital for survival in today’s competitive environment. This “how to” book illustrates how to integrate Lean, Six Sigma and Logistics into a cohesive process that will help you eliminate unnecessary inventories through disciplined efforts to understand and reduce variation, while increasing speed and flow in the supply chain. Lean Six Sigma Logistics provides the vehicle to solidify strategic position, win over customers, and achieve increased profit margins. It is the one book that executives, practitioners, consultants...

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Project Quality Management: Why, What and How

Project Quality Management: Why, What and How

By: Kenneth Rose

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 06-JUL-2005

Insert Date: 21-NOV-2013

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Winner of the 2006 Cleland Award for Literature from Project Management Institute (PMI)! This highly focused book approaches quality specifically in the context of project management. It goes beyond the usual descriptions and advice for manufactured products to give project managers a framework of deliberate steps to take in managing quality for the benefit of project outcomes in any domain. This user-friendly guide presents tools and techniques that implement the general methods defined in the PMBOK® Guide  published by the Project Management Institute, and augments those methods...

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World Class Master Scheduling

World Class Master Scheduling

By: Donald Sheldon

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 08-MAR-2006

Insert Date: 21-NOV-2013

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Master scheduling is the heartbeat of every manufacturing and distribution process. In fact, there is no more important process within manufacturing. This up-to-date “how-to” guide explains how master scheduling integrates with Lean and Six Sigma to create the perfect environment for robust control and continuous improvement. World Class Master Scheduling will help organizations establish rules of engagement and set the stage for maximum effectiveness of both Lean strategies and Six Sigma in the scheduling process. The author describes the need for cooperation with the demand side of...

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Business Process Management Applied

Business Process Management Applied

By: Charles Poirier; Ian Walker

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 19-JUL-2005

Insert Date: 20-NOV-2013

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Acquire the roadmap for achieving success that relates specific process improvements to bottom-line profit growth. Business Process Management Applied: Creating the Value Managed Enterprise illustrates how process improvement can add value for firms of any size in any industry and the method for tracking those savings to financial statements, using a proven maturity model and a SCOR model. It features a guiding framework and a presentation of the underlying architecture, including the basic elements of optimizing the extended enterprise, applying business process management (BPM)...

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Class A ERP Implementation

Class A ERP Implementation

By: Donald Sheldon

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 18-MAY-2005

Insert Date: 15-NOV-2013

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Class A ERP is often misunderstood and confused with software tools and implementations but is actually a management system for continuous improvement. This book will resolve these myths by thoroughly describing the definition of Class A ERP and giving specifics for achieving Class A performance in a reasonable timeframe. Examples from successes will be referenced to and the author will build a case for breaking the journey to world-class performance into bite-sized, doable focus areas. Class A ERP Implementation will help organizations set the stage for maximum effectiveness of both...

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LEAN Manufacturing Implementation

LEAN Manufacturing Implementation

By: Dennis Hobbs

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 16-SEP-2003

Insert Date: 14-NOV-2013

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This proven, easy-to-understand "how-to" manual gives you the progressive steps to factory transformation to Lean without the aid of a consultant. It provides a toolbox of techniques for problem solving, continuous improvement, and for operating a Lean manufacturing facility on a day-to-day basis after the initial line design is completed. The book also features Kanban strategies for managing inventory including Single-Card and Multiple-Card Kanban Systems. Key Features Provides complete guidance for factory conversion to Lean manufacturing without the aid of a consultant ...