Authors:Chris Harris, Rick Harris,
Publisher: Productivity Press
Keywords: efficiently, effectively, flow, information, connections, making, lean
Number of Pages: 168
Published: 2008-06-02
List price: $44.95
ISBN-10: 1563273748
ISBN-13: 9781563273742

Achieve effective information flow through the extended value stream to the end customer Dependable information flow is a necessary prerequisite to the successful implementation of lean production principles. But while most managers understand how to make materials and manpower flow, the flow of information tends to be much more underdeveloped. Even companies that excel at recognizing waste and are otherwise adept at implementing the principles of lean production are often challenged to provide satisfactory information flow. Lean Connections: Making Information Flow Efficiently and Effe

Author: Naida Grunden
Publisher: Productivity Press
Keywords: using, toyota, based, methods, care, patient, way, efficient, healthcare, improving, pittsburgh
Number of Pages: 192
Published: 2007-11-30
List price: $39.95
ISBN-10: 1563273675
ISBN-13: 9781563273674

Documents the many successes of the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI) member hospitals, who have successfully applied industrial principles that make patients safer and employees more satisfied.

Authors:Sarita Chawla, Sarita Chawla; John Renesch,
Publisher: Productivity Press
Keywords: workplace, cultures, developing, organizations, learning
Number of Pages: 547
Published: 2006-03-30
List price: $45.00
ISBN-10: 1563273403
ISBN-13: 9781563273407

What is a learning organization? What are the advantages of creating one? Why should a company want to become a learning organization? Where does one start? Learning Organizations: Developing Cultures for Tomorrow’s Workplace contains essays by thirty-nine of the most respected practitioners and scholars of this topic. This definitive collection of essays is rich in concept and theory as well as application and example. Lead authors include Harvard’s Rosabeth Moss Kanter, London Business School’s Professor Emeritus Charles Handy, and MlT’s Fred Kofman and Peter Senge.

Author: Satoshi Hino
Publisher: Productivity Press
Keywords: enduring, growth, principles, management, mind, toyota, inside
Number of Pages: 352
Published: 2005-11-28
List price: $55.95
ISBN-10: 1563273004
ISBN-13: 9781563273001

Toyota’s sustained growth attracts the attention of economists and industrialists around the world eager to learn the secrets of Toyota’s lasting success. In Inside the Mind of Toyota: Management Principles for Enduring Growth, Satoshi Hino examines the source of Toyota’s strength: the fundamental thinking and management structures that lie beneath the creation of its famed Toyota Production System. From the perspective of a professional with 30 years experience in the auto industry, Hino presents a fresh and detailed analysis of Toyota’s essential management system,

Author: Maria Todd
Publisher: Productivity Press
Keywords: managed, care, negotiating, relationship, amp, handbook, contracting, planning
Number of Pages: 300
Published: 2009-03-26
List price: $79.95
ISBN-10: 1563273691
ISBN-13: 9781563273698

Managed care contracting is a process that frustrates even the best administrators. However, to ignore this complexity is to do so at your own expense. You don’t necessarily need to bear the cost of overpriced legal advice, but you do need to know what questions to ask, what clauses to avoid, what contingencies to cover ... and when to ask a lawyer for help. Decode and analyze reimbursement problems, loopholes, and contract stipulations you are likely to encounter Learn tried-and-true tricks, tools, shortcuts, and techniques to evaluate agreements Negotiate contracts that w

Author: John Miltenburg
Publisher: Productivity Press
Keywords: plan, second, winning, implement, strategy, formulate, manufacturing
Number of Pages: 436
Published: 2005-03-09
List price: $65.00
ISBN-10: 1563273179
ISBN-13: 9781563273179

To stay competitive and meet market expectations in a global economy, both domestic and foreign companies must realign their manufacturing processes, make improvements, and increase their manufacturing capabilities. With large numbers of employees working in a network of domestic and foreign facilities, production processes are as varied as the products being produced. Manufacturing managers need a manufacturing plan or strategy that will bring structure to this complex environment. In Manufacturing Strategy: How to Formulate and Implement a Winning Plan, 2nd Edition, John Miltenburg offers a

Author: Productivity Press Development Team
Publisher: Productivity Press
Keywords: shopfloor, series, kanban
Number of Pages: 120
Published: 2002-02-15
List price: $28.95
ISBN-10: 1563272695
ISBN-13: 9781563272691

Kanban is the name given to the inventory control card used in a pull system. This guide gives shopfloor workers the information they need to understand, plan, and implement kanban. Softcover.
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