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The ultimate improvement cycle : maximizing profits through the integration of lean, six sigma, and the theory of constraints

Author: Robert Sproull
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Integrates lean concepts, Six Sigma, and the Theory of Constraints into a combined business strategy aptly named the Ultimate Improvement Cycle (UIC). This work provides you with the guidance and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Sproull
ISBN: 9781420090345 1420090348
OCLC Number: 229022677
Notes: "A Productivity Press book."
Description: xxxviii, 250 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The lean, six sigma, and theory of constraints (TOC) : improvement cycles --
Introducing the ultimate improvement cycle (UIC) --
The value stream, a scheduling system, and performance metrics --
Finding waste in the constraint --
Reducing variation and defects --
Exploiting the current constraint --
Reducing waste and variation in the current constraint --
Subordinating nonconstraints to the current constraint --
Line balancing and flow optimization --
Optimizing the constraint buffer and pulling in the nonconstraints --
Elevating the constraint and implementing protective controls --
Breaking the current constraint --
Sustaining the gains with protective controls --
System constraints and problems --
Establishing the environment for change.
Responsibility: Bob Sproull.
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