Understanding A3 Thinking

Understanding A3 Thinking Author Durward K. Sobek II.
ISBN-10 9781439814055
Year 2011-03-23
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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Winner of a 2009 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Prize. Notably flexible and brief, the A3 report has proven to be a key tool In Toyota’s successful move toward organizational efficiency, effectiveness, and improvement, especially within its engineering and R&D organizations. The power of the A3 report, however, derives not from the report itself, but rather from the development of the culture and mindset required for the implementation of the A3 system. In Understanding A3 Thinking, the authors first show that the A3 report is an effective tool when it is implemented in conjunction with a PDCA-based management philosophy. Toyota views A3 Reports as just one piece in their PDCA management approach. Second, the authors show that the process leading to the development and management of A3 reports is at least as important as the reports themselves, because of the deep learning and professional development that occurs in the process. And finally, the authors provide a number of examples as well as some very practical advice on how to write and review A3 reports.

Das Lean Six Sigma Toolbook

Das Lean Six Sigma Toolbook Author Michael L. George
ISBN-10 9783800648535
Year 2016-08-12
Pages 275
Language de
Publisher Vahlen
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Die Referenz zum Verständnis der Konzepte und Werkzeuge von Lean Six Sigma: Six Sigma ist ein statistisches Qualitätsziel und zugleich ein Instrument des Qualitätsmanagements. Ausgangspunkt dieser auf Effizienz und Qualität ausgerichteten Methode ist die Zieldefinition. Danach wird die Fehlerabweichung von diesem Idealziel ermittelt. Ihr Kernelement ist also die Beschreibung, Messung, Analyse, Verbesserung und Überwachung von Geschäftsprozessen unter anderem mit statistischen Mitteln. Dabei orientieren sich die Ziele an Prozesskennzahlen eines Unternehmens und an den Kundenbedürfnissen. In diesem Buch werden alle wichtigen Werkzeuge zur Anwendung von Lean Six Sigma vorgestellt und systematisch auf ihre Einsatzgebiete hin eingeordnet. Detaillierte Erläuterungen helfen zu verstehen, welches Werkzeug wann, wie und warum einzusetzen ist. Aus dem Inhalt: - Voice of the Customer - Wertstromanalyse und Prozessflussdiagramme - Datenerhebung und Abweichungsanalysen - Fehlerursachen identifizieren und verifizieren - Minderung der Durchlaufzeiten und der nicht-wertschöpfenden Kosten - Komplexität und Komplexitätsanalyse - Auswahl und Pilotierung von Lösungen Michael L. George ist Chairman der George Group, der weltweit führenden Six-Sigma-Beratung. David Rowlands ist Vice President für Six Sigma bei der North American Solution Group, einer Division von Xerox. Marc Pice und John Maxey sind Mitarbeiter der George Group. Die Übersetzung dieses Buchs wurde vom Six-Sigma-Experten Dirk Dose, Partner bei der PPI AG (www.sixsigma.de), und seinem Team vorgenommen. Er verfügt über umfangreiche Beratungspraxis mit Prozessoptimierungsprojekten, bei denen Six Sigma zur Verbesserung von Geschäftsprozessen eingesetzt wurde. Lean Six Sigma ist eine der führenden Techniken zur Maximierung der Prozesseffizienz und zur Steuerung jedes Schritts eines Geschäftsprozesses. Mit dem Lean Six Sigma Toolbook werden Sie entdecken, wie Sie Ihr Unternehmen auf ein neues Niveau der Wettbewerbsfähigkeit heben können.

Das Black Box Prinzip

Das Black Box Prinzip Author Matthew Syed
ISBN-10 9783423430654
Year 2016-11-11
Pages 360
Language de
Publisher Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
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Analysieren statt vertuschen Menschen, die gezielt aus Fehlern lernen, anstatt sie zu vertuschen oder anderen in die Schuhe zu schieben, nennt Matthew Syed Black-Box-Denker. Dazu sind jedoch nur wenige in der Lage. Auch in vielen Unternehmen geht man mit Misserfolgen nicht offen und ohne Schuldzuweisungen um. Syed bietet aufschlussreiche Analysen für dieses Verhalten. Zu welchen Erfolgen hingegen ein offensiver Umgang mit Fehlern führen kann, zeigt Syed anhand konkreter Beispiele, aus der Welt des Sports oder von erfolgreichen Unternehmen wie Google, Pixar oder Dropbox.

Schnelles Denken langsames Denken

Schnelles Denken  langsames Denken Author Daniel Kahneman
ISBN-10 9783641093747
Year 2012-06-27
Pages 624
Language de
Publisher Siedler Verlag
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Intuition oder Vernunft? - Menschliches Verhalten und das Verständnis von Wirtschaft Wie treffen wir unsere Entscheidungen? Warum ist Zögern ein überlebensnotwendiger Reflex, und was passiert in unserem Gehirn, wenn wir andere Menschen oder Dinge beurteilen? Daniel Kahneman, Nobelpreisträger und einer der einflussreichsten Wissenschaftler unserer Zeit, zeigt anhand ebenso nachvollziehbarer wie verblüffender Beispiele, welchen mentalen Mustern wir folgen und wie wir uns gegen verhängnisvolle Fehlentscheidungen wappnen können.

The Mastery of Innovation

The Mastery of Innovation Author Katherine Radeka
ISBN-10 9781439877029
Year 2012-10-11
Pages 265
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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What do Ford Motor Company, Steelcase, Scania, Goodyear, Novo Nordisk, and Philips Electronics have in common? They all need to get their best ideas to market as fast as possible. They need to achieve the mastery of innovation. When these companies needed to accelerate time-to-market, get more new products to customers, and improve their ROI from investments in R&D, they turned to Lean Product Development to help them master the process of innovation. By adapting Lean ideas to their specific product development challenges, they learned how to focus innovation on the problems that would maximize customer and business value, and deliver on their best ideas. Winner of a Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award! The Mastery of Innovation: A Field Guide to Lean Product Development describes the experiences of 19 companies that have achieved significant results from Lean Product Development. Their stories show that Lean Product Development delivers results: Ford Motor Company completely reinvented its Global Product Development System and put decades of knowledge about automotive design at its engineers’ fingertips DJO Global, a medical device company, more than tripled the number of products they released to the market and cut development time by 60% Playworld Systems cut time-to-market in half–twice The diverse set of North American and European case studies in this book range from very small product development organizations (three engineers) to very large (more than 10,000). Some of the industries represented include automotive, medical devices, industrial products, consumer electronics, pharmaceuticals, scientific instruments, and aerospace. These companies have generously shared their knowledge about Lean Product Development to help you get your best ideas to market faster.

Personal Kanban

Personal Kanban Author Tonianne Demaria Barry
ISBN-10 9783864912320
Year 2012-12-10
Pages 230
Language de
Publisher dpunkt.verlag
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'Personal Kanban' ist eine einfache und elegante Methode, um Aufgaben, Projekte und Termine im Berufs- und Privatleben effektiver zu erledigen. Indem wir unsere Vorhaben visualisieren, können wir mithilfe von Personal Kanban besser organisieren und gleichzeitig unsere Arbeit, Ziele und Einsichten mit anderen teilen. Das 'Kanban-Board' als wichtigstes Werkzeug ermöglicht dabei eine Übersicht uber den Status der angefallenen, anstehenden und erledigten Aufgaben. 'Personal Kanban' folgt nur zwei Regeln: - Regel 1: Stellen Sie Ihre Arbeit bildlich dar! - Regel 2: Machen Sie nicht zu viel auf einmal! Indem die Menge an parallelen Aufgaben begrenzt wird, können Engpässe sichtbar gemacht werden. Aufgaben werden nach dem Pull-Prinzip (Hol-Prinzip) abgearbeitet, d.h., es wird nur die Arbeit angenommen, die auch bewältigt werden kann. Dies wirkt sich positiv auf den Arbeitsfluss und den Durchsatz aus. Auf Basis dieser Betrachtung können wir proaktiv Entscheidungen treffen. Unsere Arbeit wird produktiv, effizient und effektiv. Wir haben Spaß an dem, was wir tun, und sind motiviert, es noch besser zu machen. Jim Benson und Tonianne DeMaria Barry beschreiben anhand zahlreicher Fallbeispiele, wie Sie mit Personal Kanban bei der Planung persönlicher Aufgaben sofort gute Resultate erzielen können.

Fragility Fractures An Issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine

Fragility Fractures  An Issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine Author Daniel A Mendelson
ISBN-10 9780323266574
Year 2014-04-16
Pages 236
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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This issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine is centered on the management of the geriatric fragility fracture patient. This issue features expert clinical reviews on topics such as Principles of comanagement, Lean business model and implementation of a Geriatric Fracture Center, Preoperative optimization and risk assessment, Preoperative reversal and management of anticoagulation and antiplatelet agents, Classification and surgical approach to hip fractures for non-surgeons, Special anesthetic consideration for the fragility fracture patient, Non-surgical management and palliation of fragility fractures, and Management of post-operative complications including Delerium, Anemia, Venous thromboembolism, and Cardiovascular disease and volume management. Also included are articles on Transitions in care and rehabilitation, Osteoporosis related secondary fracture prevention, Post-operative assessment of falls risk and prevention, and Fragility fractures requiring special consideration.

Das Ziel

Das Ziel Author Eliyahu M. Goldratt
ISBN-10 9783593398532
Year 2013-03-09
Pages 406
Language de
Publisher Campus Verlag
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Ein Roman über Prozessoptimierung? Geht das? Das geht nicht nur – das liest sich auch spannend von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite. Eliyahu M. Goldratts "Das Ziel" ist die Geschichte des Managers Alex Rogo, der mit ungewöhnlichen und schlagkräftigen neuen Methoden in seinem Unternehmen für Aufsehen sorgt. Der Klassiker unter den Wirtschaftsbüchern, der das Managementdenken weltweit umkrempelt, wurde jetzt erweitert um den wichtigsten Aufsatz des Autors, "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants": Pflichtlektüre für Manager – und fesselnder Lesestoff.

Lean Thinking

Lean Thinking Author James P. Womack
ISBN-10 9783593398433
Year 2013-03
Pages 444
Language de
Publisher Campus Verlag
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Der Erfolg in der Praxis zeigt: Lean Thinking macht aus den einzelnen Unternehmensbereichen, die am Produktionsprozess beteiligt sind, ein hoch effizientes Netzwerk, das so dicht wie möglich am Kunden arbeitet. An zahlreichen Beispielen von erfolgreichen Unternehmen aus verschiedenen Kontinenten zeigen die Autoren, wie die fünf Grundprinzipien des Lean Thinking umsetzbar sind und wie man mit ihnen Produkte und Prozesse optimiert. In dieser neuen Auflage gehen die Autoren in einem exklusiven Beitrag auf die Erfolgsgeschichte von Lean Management in Deutschland ein.

Leading Lean Software Development

Leading Lean Software Development Author Mary Poppendieck
ISBN-10 0321620704
Year 2010
Pages 278
Language en
Publisher Addison-Wesley Professional
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The practical, how-to guide to putting Lean Software Development to work - by its legendary creators, Mary and Tom Poppendieck * *Packed with new real-world examples from the authors' worldwide consulting engagements. *Goes far beyond generic implementation guidelines to demonstrate exactly how 'lean' works in actual software projects. *Introduces powerful tools for successfully leading lean software projects. *Shows how to rethink software scheduling and finally make it work. Building on their breakthrough best-seller Implementing Lean Software Development , Mary and Tom Poppendieck show software leaders how to quickly identify the biggest opportunities for improvement in their development organizations. Next, the Poppendiecks guide leaders through the more complex process of making the changes that are necessary - and making them stick. Leading Lean Software Development offers an even greater emphasis on practical, 'how-to' advice that reflects the authors' even more extensive experience putting lean software development to work in real organizations. IT leaders will also find all-new coverage of the tools that are now available for successfully leading lean software organizations and relentlessly improving software development processes for years to come. Coverage includes: * *How software managers and engineers can apply lean principles and practices to run software projects more effectively. *Success stories demonstrating the application of lean values and practices. *Understanding the role of both systems and people in software process improvement. *Rethinking software project scheduling.

The Toyota Engagement Equation How to Understand and Implement Continuous Improvement Thinking in Any Organization

The Toyota Engagement Equation  How to Understand and Implement Continuous Improvement Thinking in Any Organization Author Tracey Richardson
ISBN-10 9781259837432
Year 2017-05-19
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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The formula for Lean success! Toyota veterans reveal how to build continuous improvement into your company’s DNA Ever since Toyota introduced the revolutionary Toyota Production System (TPS), businesses have tried to replicate Toyota’s success. Few have succeeded over the long term. What businesses have failed to realize is that TPS calls for a fundamentally different way of thinking. Now, at long last, here is a straightforward guide that make sense of the thinking culture behind Toyota’s phenomenal success. In its pages, authors Tracey and Ernie Richardson speak from the heart as Toyota employees who worked in the Kentucky factory when the company was first introducing its people-first approach in the U.S., and went on in the ensuing decades to teach Lean thinking around the world. In The Toyota Engagement Equation, the authors take you through Toyota’s own journey of discovery. This deep dive into the company’s game-changing work practices reveals how employees were developed, how they were taught to spot and define problems through standardization, how they were coached to solve them, and how they were encouraged to improve their thinking as they moved forward. And you’ll see how Toyota developed this simple but profoundly effective approach into an overall management system—and how you can achieve amazing results in your company through the same system. In the world of Lean design and implementation handbooks, The Toyota Engagement Equation stands out as a fresh, unique, and authoritative guide to building your business into the Toyota of your industry. As the authors see it, TPS has now evolved to the “Thinking People System!”

Lean Product and Process Development 2nd Edition

Lean Product and Process Development  2nd Edition Author Allen C. Ward
ISBN-10 9781934109441
Year 2014-03-05
Pages 349
Language en
Publisher Lean Enterprise Institute
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"The P-51 Mustang—perhaps the finest piston engine fighter ever built—was designed and put into flight in just a few months. Specifications were finalized on March 15, 1940; the airfoil prototype was complete on September 9; and the aircraft made its maiden flight on October 26. Now that is a lean development process!" —Allen Ward and Durward Sobek, commenting on the development of the P-51 Mustang and its exemplary use of trade-off curves. Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award recipient, 2008 Despite attempts to interpret and apply lean product development techniques, companies still struggle with design quality problems, long lead times, and high development costs. To be successful, lean product development must go beyond techniques, technologies, conventional concurrent engineering methods, standardized engineering work, and heavyweight project managers. Allen Ward showed the way. In a truly groundbreaking first edition of Lean Product and Process Development, Ward delivered -- with passion and penetrating insights that cannot be found elsewhere -- a comprehensive view of lean principles for developing and sustaining product and process development. In the second edition, Durward Sobek, professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Montana State University—and one of Ward’s premier students—edits and reorganizes the original text to make it more accessible and actionable. This new edition builds on the first one by: Adding five in-depth and inspiring case studies. Including insightful new examples and illustrations. Updating concepts and tools based on recent developments in product development. Expanding the discussion around the critical concept of set-based concurrent engineering. Adding a more detailed table of contents and an index to make the book more accessible and user-friendly. The True Purpose of Product Development Ward’s core thesis is that the very aim of the product development process is to create profitable operational value streams, and that the key to doing so predictably, efficiently, and effectively is to create useable knowledge. Creating useable knowledge requires learning, so Ward also creates a basic learning model for development. But Ward not only describes the technical tools needed to make lean product and process development actually work. He also delineates the management system, management behaviors, and mental models needed. In this breakthrough text, Ward: Asks fundamental questions about the purpose and “value added” in product development so you gain a crystal clear understanding of essential issues. Shows you how to find the most common forms of “knowledge waste” that plagues product development. Identifies four “cornerstones” of lean product development gleaned from the practices of successful companies like Toyota and its partners, and explains how they differ from conventional practices. Gives you specific, practical recommendations for establishing your own lean development processes. Melds observations of effective teamwork from his military background, engineering fundamentals from his education and personal experience, design methodology from his research, and theories about management and learning from his study of history and experiences with customers. Changes your thinking forever about product development.