Okay, so you implemented best practices for your inventory management system only to realize they didn’t work as hoped. Rest assured: best practice implementations can fail despite good intentions. The fact is that not all best practices are “one size fits all”—you’ll need flexibility to implement them in your unique environment.
Drawing on his consulting experience at Ernst & Young, author Steven Bragg breaks down inventory … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Author: Steven M. Bragg | Subject: Operations
Six Sigma started as a revolutionary quality tool at Motorola, gained fame as a powerful driver of cost savings at GE, and has spawned an entire industry of publications and consultants, many peddling a watered-down version of the original Motorola Six Sigma process.
Now, Keki Bhote, one of the founders of Six Sigma, taps into the rigors and rewards of this breakthrough process–but moves it beyond … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Author: Keki Bhote | Subjects: Management, Operations
When it comes to making your business more profitable and successful, don’t look to re-engineering for answers. A better way is to apply the concept of kaizen, which means making simple, common-sense improvements and refinements to critical business processes.The result: greater productivity, quality, and profits achieved with minimal cost, time, and effort invested. In this book, you discover how to maximize the results of kaizen … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Author: Masaaki Imai | Subjects: Management, Operations
When The Machine That Changed the World was first published in 1990, Toyota was half the size of General Motors. Today Toyota is passing GM as the world’s largest auto maker and is the most consistently successful global enterprise of the past fifty years. This management classic was the first book to reveal Toyota’s lean production system that is the basis for its enduring success.
Now … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Authors: Daniel Roos, Daniel T. Jones, James P. Womack | Subjects: Management, Operations | Industry: Automotive
Whether you’re the owner of your own small business, a middle manager in a mid-sized company, or the CEO of a multinational corporation, this book can show you how to improve your profits and productivity.
Content: Book | Authors: Mary Walton, W. Edwards Deming | Subject: Operations
It’s one of the best-kept secrets of the corporate world: for years, leading companies have been quietly using the Baldrige framework – not just to apply for this prestigious award – but to improve their bottom line results. Companies such as IBM, FedEx, and Xerox have been using Baldrige to conduct organizational assessment as a way of driving their improvement efforts. And pioneering organizations in … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Author: David W. Hutton | Subjects: Management, Operations
A focus on business processes, as well as manufacturing processes and general OM problems, plus an emphasis on simulation modeling using a state of the art commercial simulation software make this a unique, standout volume in the area of operations management. The volume blends traditional qualitative issues, operations management and discrete event simulation by taking an analytical modeling perspective on process design and emphasizing the … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Authors: Johan Marklund, Manuel Laguna | Subjects: Management, Operations
Toyota pioneered the idea of “lean production,” and Liker, a professor of industrial and operations engineering at the University of Michigan, does an admirable job of analyzing this seemingly simple but in fact complex and difficult-to-achieve lean production concept, which is rooted in a ruthless obsession to clear out waste. Liker clarifies Toyota’s 14 principles (many of which will be familiar to readers) by placing … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Author: Jeffrey Liker | Subjects: Management, Operations
In World Class Manufacturing, Schonberger tells the success stories of nearly 100 American corporations — including Hewlett-Packard, Harley-Davidson, General Motors, Honeywell, and Uniroyal — that have adopted the famed just-in-time production and “total quality control” strategies. Based on his firsthand experience as a major consultant to American industry, he examines how they did it — and illustrates how the same concrete, specific steps used by … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Author: Richard J. Schonberger | Subjects: Industry Specific, Operations | Industry: Manufacturing
Supply chain management is a key capability for any company needing to cut manufacturing costs via a well-planned logistics strategy. The authors share their academic and professional experience to help readers understand recent supply chain successes and challenges with such contemporary and cutting-edge examples as Wal-Mart and Dell. The chapters are presented in basic topic areas including network planning, product design, customer value, information technology, … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Authors: David Simchi-Levi, Edith Simchi-Levi, Philip Kaminsky | Subject: Operations
For years, companies have outsourced service functions like IT and facilities management with an eye toward streamlining overall corporate efficiency. But a new model — transformational outsourcing — can make big changes happen quickly throughout the organization by outsourcing not just support areas but core business functions. Based on a major Accenture study, Outsourcing for Radical Change offers a refreshingly candid look at amazing successes … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Author: Jane C. Linder | Subjects: IT / Technology / E-Business, Operations
Many corporations are restructuring their business processes in order to become more competitive and cost effective. Once the decision has been made to outsource, a corporation must structure the deal. This book shows you how to request proposals and negotiate and close the agreement-creating the best outsourcing strategy for your business.
Content: Book | Author: John K. Halvey | Subjects: Management, Operations
Consultant Bolstorff and journalist Rosenbaum deliver a hands-on, project-by-project guide to building a world-class supply-chain. Using a fictional company, they describe a seventeen-week effort that traverses and illustrates the five-phase project approach based on the Supply-Chain Council’s Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) methodology.
Content: Book | Authors: Peter Bolstorff, Robert Rosenbaum | Subject: Operations
In this short fictionalized business tale, Chowdhury effectively introduces the theory and practice of Design For Six Sigma (DFSS), a quality tool that extends Six Sigma thinking to the design of products and processes. It describes a five stage DFSS process – IDDOV: Identify and Define the opportunity, Develop the concept, Optimize the design, and Verify the optimized design.
Content: Book | Author: Subir Chowdhury | Subject: Operations
A book for non-technicians among the executive ranks who want to get an in-depth look at Six Sigma. This book is a major achievement that can be expected to have enduring value for years to come.
Content: Book | Author: George Eckes | Subjects: Management, Operations
Consultant Guaspari’s newest book is a readable reassessment of quality. In a good-natured presentation that mixes stories with advice and practical lessons, he connects quality to the business objectives of value creation and moneymaking, and explains how to build the organization-wide support needed to raise quality levels.
Content: Book | Author: John Guaspari | Subjects: Management, Operations
Content: Book | Author: Subir Chowdhury | Subjects: Management, Operations
Content: Book | Author: Darryl V. Landvater | Subject: Operations
Content: Book | Authors: Charles C. Poirier, Michael J. Bauer | Subjects: IT / Technology / E-Business, Operations
Content: Book | Authors: Dave Nelson, Jonathan Stegner, Patricia E. Moody | Subjects: Best Practices, Operations