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Book Review - March 2014Handbook on Continuous Improvement Transformation - The Lean Six Sigma Framework and Systematic Methodology for Implementation

By Aristide van Aartsengel & Selahattin Kurtoglu

From 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. In 628 pages and 35 chapters, this book provides a comprehensive collection that covers the fundamental lean Six Sigma approaches and practical approaches to acknowledge, identify, address and manage essential metrics such as cost, communication, risk, voice of customer and many more. It becomes even more valuable with its focus and enhanced visibility on core industrial engineering concepts behind the tools, linking it with the current popular business and process improvement practices.

Book Review Chairs: Haleh Byrne, product lead for industrial engineering and continuous improvement, North Carolina State University; and Arsalan Safari, Ph.D., postdoctoral associate, Sociotechnical Systems Research Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.