Book: Engineering Economics Analysis 12e Authors: Donald Newman, Jerome Lavelle, Ted Eschenbach
This book offers comprehensive coverage of financial and economic matter for engineers with an emphasis on problem solving, life cycle costs and time value of money. The authors wrote a book with concise, accessible writing, practical emphasis, and contemporary examples linked to students' everyday lives make this text the most popular among students. Read more about the book
Book: 3D Printing: Rise of the Third Industrial RevolutionAuthors: Aaron Council and Michael Petch
In a few decades, our existence will be transformed by the 3D printing revolution. As Council and Petch note in this very interesting book, products, supply chains and economies will go through tremendous change as a result of this incredible technology. In fact, a lot of such changes are beginning to happen. The authors make a very strong case for this argument by discussing 3D printing dramatically altered the prototyping and consumer testing process of the XBox One console and controller.Read more about the book
Book: Understanding A3 Thinking: A Critical Component of Toyota's PDCA Management SystemAuthors: Durward K. Sobek II and Art Smalley
This book is easy to read, and it explains with detail how to draw an A3 diagram. It gives you valuable advice on how the information is displayed or the structure. It is suggested for all lean practitioners, project managers or people who use data to understand problems and show improvements.
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Book: Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What everyone needs to know Authors: P.W. Singer and Allan Friedman
Dependence on computers has had a transformative effect on human society. Based on the Internet's potential for a full-spectrum of surveillance and information disruption, the marshaling of computer networks represents the next stage of cyberwar. Indeed, it is upon us, already. This book clearly educates the reader about cybersecurity issues, and then expands upon this discussion to enable the reader to conceptualize the challenges of the subject. A good example of this is their short history of the Internet, which is a clear and concise and enjoyable read by itself. This history includes, in layman's terms, evolution, funding agencies, control entities, architecture, Al Gore, governance, cryptographic keys, and more. With this foundation the authors then expand into many cybersecurity challenges, like WikiLeaks and a variety of security threats.
Book: Effective FMEAs: Achieving Safe, Reliable, and Economical Products and Processes Using Failure Mode and Effects AnalysisAuthor: Carl Carlson
Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) is a systematic, proactive team-based approach to identify likelihood of occurrence, probability of detection and impact severity of failure in any product, process, design or system. As a consequence of this assessment, recommended corrective action for susceptible areas are addressed, documented and ultimately implemented.
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Book: Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling and Controlling, 10th EditionAuthor: Harold Kerzner, Ph.D.
The book is written for both the academicians and practitioners of project management. The style of the text makes it relevant for part-time students who are studying for the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional ® examination as well.
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Book: Beyond the Lean Revolution: Achieving Successful and Sustainable Enterprise TransformationAuthors: Deborah J. Nightingale and Jayakanth Srinivasan
This book is about an effective enterprise transformation by providing a step-by-step framework for understanding the current state of an enterprise and adopting a holistic approach for its future state. This framework enables us to visualize and analyze the key components of the enterprise from different perspectives, and it determines what we need to accomplish to bridge the gap from where your organization currently stands to where it needs to be in the future. The book is well-organized with 12 chapters and two appendices. It starts with the principles and a roadmap of successful enterprise transformation, continues with enterprise analysis/architecture from different perspectives, and ends with transformation planning and execution. Readers interested in enterprise strategy, architecture and transformation or organizational change will find the book very interesting to read.
Book: Handbook on Continuous Improvement Transformation - The Lean Six Sigma Framework and Systematic Methodology for ImplementationAuthors: Aristide van Aartsengel and Selahattin Kurtoglu
From a project and process management perspective, this book provides a detailed road map along with a guide on utilization of proven procedures to assure smart decisions are consistently attained.
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Book: Value Stream Mapping: How to Visualize Work and Align Leadership for Organizational TransformationAuthors: Karen Martin and Mike Osterling
If you are interested in value stream mapping (VSM), there are numerous lean Six Sigma books that reference it and give detailed instructions on how to do it. So why read another one? VSM is a rubust tool with numerous applications. Unfortunately, it can be seen as a simple tool; so it is possible for it to be easily misunderstood and misused.
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Book: The Outstanding OrganizationAuthor: Karen MartinThe Outstanding Organization by Karen Martin, the 2012 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award winner, takes a fresh look at problems and problem solving. The problem Martin addresses is the reason improvement programs fail: chaos.
Book: The Wide Lens: A New Strategy for InnovationAuthor: Ron AdnerRon Adner invites readers to take a larger view of technology to achieve success. Innovative companies tend to focus on their new technology in isolation and often ignore the larger technology ecosystem required for successful adoption. Adner provides examples such as Philips' high-definition television in the mid-1980s that was a breakthrough in technology, but depended on other innovations such as high definition cameras and transmission standards. He points to Sony suffering a similar blind spot with its e-reader where customers did not have easy access to e-books. Both failures resulted in huge write-downs that left them with little to show for their innovation. Years later, these innovations became successful with the supporting technology and infrastructure in place.Read more about the book
Book: Creating a Lean and Green Business SystemAuthors: Keivan Zokaei, Hunter Lovins, Andy Wood, and Peter HinesPublisher: CRC PressCreating a Lean and Green Business System is packed with case studies and examples of companies going lean and green simultaneously. The book reminds us that there's so much more to 'lean' than simply cutting waste and reducing costs to protect the bottom line. Indeed, the authors suggest that those companies that obsess about waste and cost reduction, to the exclusion of all else, will never secure the profound cultural changes on which true success increasingly depends.
Book: The AdvantageAuthor: Patrick LencioniPublisher: Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA, 2012
The Advantage proposes a new approach to achieve organizational improvement. Rather than spending resources in conventional improvement areas such as marketing, strategy or technology, Lencioni suggests focusing on eliminating the root causes of politics, dysfunction, confusion and bureaucracy. Lencioni believes too many leaders are focused on becoming smarter. Instead, leaders should focus on becoming healthier, which allows an organizaion to utilize the intelligence and expertise already availble.
Book: Everybody's Business: Engaging Your Total Enterprise to Boost Quality, Speed, Savings and InnovationAuthor: Marta WilsonPublished by: Greenleaf Book Group Press, 2012Hardcover, 155 pages
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Book: Lean Production Simplified, Second EditionA Plain-Language Guide to the World's Most Powerful Production SystemAuthor: Pascal DennisPublished by: Productivity Press, 2007Shingo Prize winner for Excellence in Manufacturing Research, 2006Soft Cover, 192 Pages, US $32.42
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Book: Design for Six Sigma in Product and Service Development: Applications and Case StudiesAuthors: Elizabeth A. Cudney, Ph.D., Missouri University of Science & Technology, and Sandra Furterer, Ph.D., Southern Polytechnic State UniversityPublished by: CRC Press, June 2012Hard Cover, 444 pages, U.S. $79.95Article by Elizabeth Cudney about the book
Book: Managing Performance in Turbulent Times: Analytics and InsightAuthors: Andy Neely, director of the Cambridge Service Alliance, and Ed BarrowsPublished by: John Wiley & Sons, 2011Hard Cover, 277 Pages, U.S. $49.95Article by Andy Neely on book
Book: Staying Lean, Second EditionAuthors: Peter Hines, Pauline Found, Gary Griffiths and Richard HarrisonPublished by: CRC Press/Productivity PressSoft Cover, 259 pages, U.K. £25.99 or U.S. $39.95This book is written for all the individuals and companies that are applying a lean approach. The first edition of this publication received a Shingo Research & Professional Publication Prize in 2009. Explaining how to create and sustain a lean business, it followed Cogent Power's early journey. This new edition explores how the journey continued after several senior managers moved on, steel prices fell and the credit crisis struck. Did they manage to thrive, not just survive? More about the book