Lean Reads

Continuing education is what the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers is all about. The lean division board has compiled the following resources with information on ways to increase professional development and improve lean processes within organizations.

Featured Articles

Leading in Crisis
Author Bill George's seven lessons for leading organizations through major crisis
Baldridge Criteria Expands
Candi S. Cross  - One of three companies to earn a Malcolm Bridge Quality Award in 1988, the year that the awards program was established, Motorola Inc. turned judges' heads with a tenfold improvement initiative of zero defects in its products and services worldwide.
Are you a lean leader?
Kevin McManus

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Featured Book

Using Lean for Faster Six Sigma Results: A Synchronized Approach by Mark A. Nash, Sheila R. Poling, and Sophronia Ward
Using Lean for Faster Six Sigma Results provides a strategy for merging lean and Six Sigma into one effort. The authors address the dilemma many organizations face in selecting the appropriate continuous improvement initiative. This book begins by thoroughly explaining the purpose, goals, and benefits of lean and Six Sigma. The differences and limitations of each methodology are then discussed. A synchronized approach is presented to achieve faster and more powerful results.

This book is easy to read and understand with clear figures and examples. Eight case studies are provided throughout the book to illustrate implementing lean, Six Sigma, or the synchronized approach. This book is an excellent read for Six Sigma and lean practitioners and all levels of management. Read more 

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