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The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook: A Quick Reference Guide to 100 Tools for Improving Quality and Speed (Career (Exclude VGM))The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook blends Lean and Six Sigma tools and concepts, providing expert advice on how to determine which tool within a “family” is best for different purposes. Packed with detailed examples and step-bystep instructions, it’s the ideal handy reference guide to help Green and Black Belts make the transition from the classroom to the field. Features brief summaries and examples of the 70 most important tools in Lean Six Sigma, such as “Pull,” “Heijunka,” and “Control Ch…

Tqm in New Product ManufacturingTechnological change often requires a manufacturer to go through a learning process that can, at times, be difficult and disruptive. This book shows both engineers and managers how to systematize this process by using techniques to reduce variation, and thereby reduce cost. It explains the mathematical and statistical tools used in the process of Total Quality Management, within the framework of a continuous case study of camshaft manufacturing, to show how they can be applied in new product dev…

The Lean Machine: How Harley-Davidson Drove Top-Line Growth and Profitability with Revolutionary Lean Product DevelopmentSome things never change. Harley-Davidson is still the great, iconic American motorcycle. But like many storied companies, Harley has had to evolve to stay on top, even to stay in existence. From near-extinction in the early eighties, it has risen to worldwide recognition for management excellence and innovation. The Lean Machine is an inside look at how Harley-Davidson was able to adapt in an ever-changing world and accelerate product development. Rooted in Japanese productivity improvement tec…

The Myths of Japanese QualityThis book debunks the widely held perception that Japan’s industries and businesses maintain a high level of quality and, because of this, are superior to American companies. The realities of Japanese quality are frequently different from the perceived image, but since Japanese culture places a primary emphasis on image rather than reality, they have been successful in promoting this illusion….

Management Quality and Competitiveness: Lessons from the Industrial Excellence Award“He who stops getting better has stopped being good. ” Hans Schneider, General Manager of the Siemens Amberg Electronics Factory, Industrial Excellence Award overall winner 2007 There is a general perception that inflexible labor markets and high labor costs are contributing to a massive displacement of manufacturing jobs and investment from Western Europe to Eastern Europe and Asia. The debate in Western Europe is highly charged, but sometimes ill-informed. It is true that some low-skilled …