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Best practices in lean six sigma process improvement : a deeper look

Author: Richard Schonberger
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Best Practices in Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement takes A Deeper look at this high-potential science of success. Pitfalls and hidden opportunities are explained in simple terms that can help managers steer their companies' process improvement efforts toward sustained advantage in this era of global hypercompetition. Written by world-renowned best-practices pioneer Richard Schonberger, this eye-opening guide  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Schonberger
ISBN: 9780470168868 0470168862 9781119196761 1119196760
OCLC Number: 137244778
Description: xiii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Hyper-competition --
Magnitude advances in competitive standards and technologies --
Global leanness : an unstable phenomenon --
Big question : does lean beget financial success? --
Ultimate trend : improving the rate of improvement --
pt. 2. Improvement gone wrong--and made right --
Waste elimination, kaizen, and continuous improvement : misdefined, misunderstood --
The metrics trap --
The case against (much of) management goal setting --
pt. 3. Building a competitive fortress --
Fortress by culture --
Vengeful numbers --
Process improvement : stretching company capabilities --
Unique business models (big ideas) --
pt. 4. What goes wrong : impressive companies and their weak spots --
Does rapid growth put the brakes on lean? --
Losing their way--or not --
pt. 5. Leanness : a changing landscape --
Global lean champions : passing the torch --
How overweight companies get lean --
Flow-through facilities --
External linkages --
pt. 6. Why industries rank where they do --
Leanness rankings for thirty-three industrial sectors --
Electronics : a metamorphosis --
Motor-vehicle industry : earliest but lagging --
Aerospace-defense : OEMs are soaring; suppliers are not --
Other industries.
Responsibility: Richard Schonberger.
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