NEW! Global Kata: Success Through the Lean Business System Reference Model™ (2015)
This book sets a new benchmark for the evolution of Lean and strategic improvement. The book and the reference model provide the detailed road map for leading, designing, architecting, implementing, and sustaining a holistic, organization-centric and culturally grounded Lean Business System. The Lean Business System Reference Model™ provides the larger scale blueprint for a higher order, best-in-class, adaptive systematic process of improvement. The reference model incorporates the leadership factors, design guidelines, systematic process architecture, best practices, and performance criteria for building a connected Lean Business System with a higher standard of behavioral alignment and cultural excellence (kata). The author provides both the advanced thought leadership and detailed implementation guidance for a higher order, enterprise-wide adaptive systematic improvement while integrating new Lean principles about leadership, evolving technology, innovation, transactional processes, and behavioral alignment and cultural development to create the right improvement kata thinking throughout any organization and in any country.
The Lean Business System Reference Model™ provides an innovative guide for organizations to advance Lean thinking and execution far beyond the production floor, and to a new level that enables the reinvention of global supply chains, new product development, cash-to-cash, acquisition integration, and other core business processes in a highly complex and technology-enabled enterprise. At the same time, the reference model bakes in the right patterns of thinking, choices, and actions (kata), engagement, empowerment, distributed authority, and self-reliance into the core of organizations. A major objective of the reference model and this book is to guide organizations away from the superficial mimicking and success-limiting scope of Lean manufacturing principles and tools from other successful organizations – and think, innovate, expand boundaries, and become the next global Toyota organization in their own way.
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Out of the Present Crisis: Rediscovering Improvement in the New Economy
Out of the Present Crisis: Rediscovering Improvement in the New Economy is the contemporary version of Deming’s famous 1982 book, “Out of the Crisis.” The author builds a solid case for organizations to aggressively pursue the next generation of systematic and sustainable improvement through a combined strategy of Deming’s back-to-basics, innovation and breakthrough thinking, integration of emerging and enabling technology, and adaptive improvement across diverse environments and industries. The book’s practical, pragmatic style is backed up by many real world examples and personal experiences.
If you’re looking for another book about Lean or Six Sigma “tools” this is not it. But it is a book about how to achieve a higher degree of success by making improvement the cultural standard of excellence and living code of conduct in organizations. This popular book addresses the most critical success factors of strategic and breakthrough improvement: leadership, strategy and sustaining deployment infrastructure, behavioral alignment and cultural transformation, and now integration of emerging technology. It provides executives with an up-to-date and proven reference guide for rediscovering successful systematic and sustainable improvement in today’s economy. The book provides specific guidance for all industries in a practical, no-nonsense, “how-to-do” style – including public and private corporations, hospitals, financial services, airlines, municipalities, and federal, state, and local governments.
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Accelerating Lean Six Sigma Results: How to Achieve Improvement Excellence™ in the New Economy
Published in 2011. This book provides a new improvement agenda of rapid deployment and rapid and sustainable results in the post meltdown economy and slow recovery. The author introduces the next generation of improvement called Improvement Excellence, a rapid deployment and rapid sustainable results model of improvement. The book also includes the Ten Accelerators of Lean Six Sigma Results, and provides a very detailed and proven “how-to” roadmap for achieving rapid execution and results, complete with many templates, guides, and emerging improvement best practices. Much of this book is about real world breakthrough improvement and benchmark success, created and written from actual client experiences. The book provides a renewed focus on improvement, particularly in the global network of professional knowledge-based transactional processes. Several case studies and guest articles contributions from various industry executives share their experiences and results from having followed the book’s demonstrated advice.
Six-Sigma for Small and Mid-Sized Organizations: Success Through Scalable Deployment
One of the more familiar dilemmas in business today is how to implement Lean and Six Sigma in smaller and mid-sized organizations with a practical deployment model. Larger companies are mandating that their supply base implement Lean Six Sigma and other improvement initiatives. The problem is that the traditional, “top-down, executive mandated, train-the-masses, full time belts” deployment model of large companies is not only inappropriate, but it is totally unrealistic for smaller and mid-sized organizations. A hierarchy of “belts” is not a prerequisite for great improvements. The authors reveal a proven scalable and affordable deployment model for small and mid-sized organizations that produces rapid and sustainable results, while treating certification as a longer term professional development goal. Scalable improvement is a lean model based on a living cycle of “giving people just what they need to succeed.” There is a real need to bring smaller and mid-sized suppliers into theLean Six Sigma fold because collectively they represent as much as 80% of total value stream activity.
The Lean Extended Enterprise: Moving Beyond the Four Walls to Value Stream Excellence
This book focuses on the global supply chain and demonstrates how to integrate Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen, and enabling technologies, networks, exchanges and portals into a total business improvement initiative. The book also illustrates how to develop, organize launch and lead a successful enterprise-wide lean operating philosophy, from the executive suite to the shipping dock, through the total value chain. With methods, case studies, examples, models and other valuable tools, the book explains how to apply lean to nontraditional processes such as product development, engineering, customer service, production planning and other support functions.This unique and cutting-edge book takes Lean beyond your four walls to the end-to-end supply chain. The authors discuss how to integrate the total value stream — vertically, horizontally, and laterally and achieve success through empowered people and teams, cultural transformation, and an integration of Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen, and enabling technologies such as ERP, SCM, APS, CRM, PLM, networks, exchangers, and portals. Using the Lean Extended Enterprise Reference Model (LEERM), the authors demonstrate that by deploying the right methodologies and technologies to the right opportunities you can achieve huge breakthroughs in performance..
The Future Focused Organization: Complete Organizational Alignment for Breakthrough Results
This book presents practical techniques for realigning business organizations
for breakthrough success. The authors provide a field guide
to refocusing your entire organization on a positive, proactive vision of continuous improvement in the present and the future state. From reengineering the organization to anticipating tomorrow’s customer expectations, the authors help senior management actually achieve the radical transformations they know are necessary. Moran and Burton present timeless and proven techniques for building fractical and fluid organizations to virtual improvement superteams that are agile enough to compete regardless of how the business environment changes, and they offer an essential guide to hiring, recognition, and rewards in this new era. Although the book was written in 1995, organizations still continue to struggle with many of the same topics around change leadership, teaming and employee empowerment, stakeholder engagement, and cultural transformation today. The Future Focused Organization is ideal for senior executives, strategic planners, market and sales managers, and designers of current, emerging, and rapidly changing organizations..