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Gemba Kaizen: A Commonsense Approach to a Continuous Improvement Strategy 2/E

Gemba Kaizen: A Commonsense, Low-Cost Approach to Management, Second Edition is an in-depth revision of this renowned, bestselling guide. The book is now expanded with 50% new material, including specific case studies tracking success stories from a wide variety of industries and practitioners worldwide. Since its publication by McGraw-Hill in 1997, the book has introduced the concepts of Kaizen to hundreds of thousands of people and their companies as they search for ways to survive and prosper. This trend will only grow amid increasingly intense global competition.

Masaaki Imai is a leading authority in the field—the man who introduced the concepts of Kaizen to the English-speaking world. Fourteen years since the publication of Gemba Kaizen, the world sees the wide application of Gemba Kaizen going far beyond its manufacturing origins, and now carried into hospitals, government offices, hotels, ports, retailers, mining operations, software development, construction, and even universities. The Kaizen Institute, the consulting firm founded by Masaaki Imai, is at the forefront of this movement to adopt and promote Gemba Kaizen around the world. This new edition features global case studies from a wide range of sectors, sharing the keys to successful implementation of Gemba Kaizen.

Gemba Kaizen: A Commonsense, Low-Cost Approach to Management, Second Edition

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The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership: Achieving and Sustaining Excellence through Leadership Development

The missing link to long-term Lean success! Despite the fact that companies worldwide have adopted Lean production, none has sustained the same levels of excellence as Toyota. Why? Leadership. In The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership, Jeffrey Liker and Gary L. Convis, a former executive V.P. and managing officer of Toyota, help executives and senior managers get employees to refocus their efforts–from simply performing their singular function to continuously improving in collaboration across the organization. Case studies from Toyota clearly illustrate the methods that create powerful, effective Lean leadership. Jeffrey Liker, author of the popular Toyota Way books, is the acknowledged expert on Toyota processes. He is professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan. After his executive leadership at Toyota, Gary L. Convis became the CEO of Dana Holding Corporation, a $6.1 billion supplier to the global automotive, commercial vehicle, and off-highway markets, and helped lead it to a successful turnaround from bankruptcy.

The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership: Achieving and Sustaining Excellence through Leadership Development

The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership:  Achieving and Sustaining Excellence through Leadership Development

Getting Started with Kanban

Getting Started with Kanban

Getting Started with Kanban

Paul Klipp is a professional coach and trainer who has been using the Kanban Method for four years with dozens of software teams. He is a Certified Kanban Coaching Professional as well as a Certified Scrum Professional.

The Spirit of Kaizen: Creating Lasting Excellence One Small Step at a Time

The Spirit of Kaizen: Creating Lasting Excellence One Small Step at a Time

The Spirit of Kaizen: Creating Lasting Excellence One Small Step at a Time

Discover the power of KAIZEN to make lasting and powerful change in your organization “Maurer uses his knowledge of the brain and human psychology to show what I have promoted for the past three decades—that continuous improvement is built on the foundation of people courageously using their creativity. Kaizen is much more than a world-class management practice; it is a technique to remove fear from our mind’s mind, enabling us to take small steps to better things. The process of change st

“Toast KAIZEN”: Introduction to Lean Principles DVD

“Toast KAIZEN”: Introduction to Lean Principles DVD

  • This 27-minute video is an essential training tool for introducing Lean and Continuous Improvement to your workforce
  • It highlights the 7 Wastes, before and targe conditions of a process, and many Lean principles and philosophies in a fun and easy-to-learn way
  • Continuous Improvement connects your employees to finding and elminating non-value added activities that your customer is not going to pay you for
  • Half a million sold; available in 14 languages
  • Narrated and featuring Bruce Hamilton, 2-time Shingo Prize Recipient

Office Kaizen: Transforming Office Operations into a Strategic Competitive Advantage

Office Kaizen: Transforming Office Operations into a Strategic Competitive Advantage

Office Kaizen: Transforming Office Operations into a Strategic Competitive Advantage

Many business functions have been significantly improved through the use of a variety of quality techniques, but for the most part office and administrative functions have not kept pace. Most companies find it difficult to reduce costs in the office without noticeable sacrifices in performance. Some progressive companies are seeing improvements in their office environments through the use of Office Kaizen, which emphasizes making continuous improvements over the long haul. Office Kaizen: Transfo

Tuneband for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, Grantwood Technology’s Armband, Silicone Skin, and Front and Back Screen Protector, Black

Tuneband for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, Grantwood Technology’s Armband, Silicone Skin, and Front and Back Screen Protector, Black

Tuneband for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, Grantwood Technology's Armband, Silicone Skin, and Front and Back Screen Protector, Black

  • Tuneband Armband for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, Custom Fit
  • Includes Black Silicone Skin for iPhone (Fits both Verizon and AT&T Versions)
  • Includes Custom Made Screen Protector for the Front AND Back of the iPhone 4
  • Soft Stretchy Velcro Armband that Fits Both Small and Large Arms
  • Can Access all Ports and Camera with Skin in Place, Protects Antenna Like Apple Bumper