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Six Sigma for Small & Mid-Sized Organizations

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About 80% of the industrialized world has not taken advantage of Six Sigma techniques to improve productivity and profit These small and mid-sized corporations can benefit from Six Sigma methods but are struggling with how to deploy them on the scale suitable for their organizations This book explains the leadership, strategy, execution, integration, alignment, and performance measurement issues that are universal to all organizations deploying Six Sigma, and then shows you how they can be applied successfully in small and mid-size organizations Many books cover the statistical tools in detail, but focus on their use exclusively in large multinational companies With models, hands-on techniques, and a framework for Six Sigma success in smaller organization, this book shows you how to retrofit Six Sigma to meet the requirements and constraints of your organization,

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The Executive Guide to Improvement and Change

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There are many techniques and a variety of tools available to improve or change an organization, but how do executives and senior management decide which are right for their organizations? The Executive Guide to Improvement and Change is designed to help managers and executives understand the many different approaches to organizational change and improvement. The book explains that there is not one technique that works best for any organization, but rather that the managers and executives need to develop their own strategies with a blending of different methods.

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Introduction to Statistical Quality Control

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This book is about the use of modern statistical methods for quality control and improvement. It provides comprehensive coverage of the subject from basic principles to state–of–art concepts and applications. The objective is to give the reader a sound understanding of the principles and the basis for applying them in a variety of both product and nonproduct situations. While statistical techniques are emphasized throughout, the book has a strong engineering and management orientation.

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The McGraw Hill 36 Hour Course in Six Sigma

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The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Six Sigma Course will give you the basic knowledge you need to introduce, implement, and manage a Six Sigma project. Built around the case studies, chapter-ending self-tests, and comprehensive final exam that have made McGraw-Hill's 36-Hour series

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Getting the Right Things Done

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Getting Right Things Done shows how strategy deployment will focus and align your activities, and allow you to quickly respond to threats and opportunities. Strategy deployment is a proven planning and execution approach used by companies such as Toyota for more than 25 years to engage people at all levels of the organization and, in doing so, dominate markets.

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What Is Six Sigma?

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Six Sigma has gained an avid following among executives and managers for its ability to reduce cycle time, eliminate product defects, and dramatically increase customer involvement and satisfaction. But Six Sigma can't work without widespread employee involvement and commitment. What Is Six Sigma? explains, for employees, the core ideas behind Six Sigma, the crucial roles and responsibilities employees have in a Six Sigma initiative, and how Six Sigma can benefit them.

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Lean Thinking

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Lean Thinking clearly demonstrates that these simple ideas can breathe new life into any company in any industry in any country. But most managers need guidance on how to make the lean leap in their firm. Part II provides a step-by-step action plan, based on in-depth studies of more than fifty lean companies in a wide range of industries across the world.

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Warehouse and Distribution Automation Handbook

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Increase the efficiency of your warehouse and distribution operations-and improve your bottom line with automation technology Today's consumers demand products and services that are on time and that cost less, making automated distribution centres more crucial to order fulfilment than ever before. Will your warehouse be able to keep up? In clear, easy-to-understand language, this practical reference explains how automation can help you achieve an efficient, responsive, cost-competitive warehouse operation. You'll learn how to reap the benefits of automation-including on-time delivery, traceable and real-time audit trails, and accurate inventory control-while lowering operating costs.

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World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling

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This title presents timeless insights for planning and managing 21st-century warehouse operations. Despite today's just-in-time production mentality, with its efforts to eliminate warehouses and their inventory carrying costs, effective warehousing continues to play a critical bottom-line role for companies worldwide. "World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling" covers today's state-of-the-art tools, metrics, and methodologies for dramatically increasing the effectiveness, accuracy, and overall productivity of warehousing operations. Written by one of today's recognized logistics thought leaders, this comprehensive resource provides authoritative answers on such topics as: the seven principles of world-class warehousing; warehouse activity profiling; warehouse performance measures; warehouse automation and computerization; receiving and put away; storage and retrieval operations; picking and packing; and, humanizing warehouse operations. “World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling" describes the processes and systems required for meeting the changing demands of warehousing.

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Introduction to Materials Management

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Introduction to Materials Management is an introductory text written for students in community colleges and universities. It is used in technical programs, such as industrial engineering and manufacturing engineering; in business, operations and supply chain management programs; and by those already in industry, whether or not they are working in materials management.

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