Reinventing Lean

Reinventing Lean
Author: Gerhard Plenert
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2010-07-26
ISBN 10: 008046503X
ISBN 13: 9780080465036
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reinventing Lean Book Review:

Most books on Supply Chain Management simply focus on how to move materials and key resources throughout an industrial enterprise. Reinventing Lean shows how SCM can be made “Lean, leading to much more reliable, cost-effective and competitive Supply Chain Management (SCM). In this book, the reader will find a collection of management tools that will help to implement Lean principles, and to understand the components of an integrated Supply Chain Management system. Moreover, the book will show that to make Lean SCM effective, both the functional management tools as well as an enterprise-wide cultural readiness are needed in order to lay the groundwork for a World Class Lean Supply Chain. Reinventing Lean will carefully lead engineers and manufacturing managers on how to adopt a cutting-edge Lean Supply Chain strategy. The book will lay out various proven approaches to incorporating Lean and SCM practices, by focusing on the ways in which SCM relates to materials, money, and information movement within the manufacturing environment. And because Reinventing Lean recognizes that a successful Lean SCM system cannot be achieved unless an organization supports team integration and the willingness to adapt to change, it provides not only the technical tools but also methods for changing company cultural factors that can make it all come together for a successful operation. Industrial engineers and plant managers, with strong backgrounds in SCM, will learn how lean management principles can be utilized to make their organizations leaner, more efficient, and more competitive Readers will find out how to lay out various approaches to incorporating Lean and SCM practices Readers can learn how to customize a cutting-edge Lean Supply Chain strategy which will give a distinct advantage over the competition

Lean for Systems Engineering with Lean Enablers for Systems Engineering

Lean for Systems Engineering with Lean Enablers for Systems Engineering
Author: Bohdan W. Oppenheim
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN 10: 9781118063989
ISBN 13: 1118063988
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lean for Systems Engineering with Lean Enablers for Systems Engineering Book Review:

"Bohdan W. Oppenheim has pulled together experience-based insights of experts across industry, government, and academia into a comprehensive sourcebook for lean systems engineering principles and practices. This book can educate those new to lean engineering, as well as provide new insights and enablers that best-in-class organizations will want to adopt." —Dr. Donna H. Rhodes, Principal Research Scientist, SEAri and LAI, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "Lean for Systems Engineering is targeted at the practitioner who is trying to make systems engineering more effective in her or his organization or program, yet its scholarly underpinnings make the text very suitable for teachers. Educators and trainers who wish to weave lean thinking into their systems engineering curriculum will find this an invaluable text." —Earll M. Murman, Ford Professor of Engineering Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "At last, a book that distills years of research and scholarly inquiry into a concise and coherent form for both the student and practitioner. This book will become the favored guide and 'must read' for any engineer and manager trying to establish and maintain lean practices and principles in their systems engineering/product development processes. —J. Robert Wirthlin, PhD, Lt. Col., USAF, Program Director of the Graduate Research and Development Management Program, Air Force Institute of Technology Visiting Faculty, U.S. Air Force Center for Systems Engineering "A vital contribution to linking lean practices to systems engineering. I will definitely use it as a reference for my course and writings on a value approach to product and system development." —Dr. Stanley I. Weiss, Consulting Professor, Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University "Taking the opportunity to develop and refine the Lean Enablers for Systems Engineering provided clear direction for Lean Engineering Accelerated Planning at Rockwell Collins. The Lean Enablers form a solid basis for Lean Product Development. Following this checklist and methodology promotes Lean value and waste elimination—and commonsense best practices." —Deborah A. Secor, Principal Project Manager and Lean Master, Rockwell Collins "Bo Oppenheim has been at the forefront of lean systems engineering for the better part of the last decade...An ardent advocate of lean systems engineering, the author has offered an honest appraisal of where lean systems engineering stands today. Practitioners interested in lean systems engineering will find the Lean Enablers especially useful."— Azad M. Madni, PhD, Professor and Director, SAE Program, Viterbi School of Engineering; Professor, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Lean Management Principles for Information Technology

Lean Management Principles for Information Technology
Author: Gerhard J. Plenert
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-07-28
ISBN 10: 1466503114
ISBN 13: 9781466503113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lean Management Principles for Information Technology Book Review:

Whether it's because of a lack of understanding, poor planning, or a myriad of other things, 50 to 60 percent of the IT effort in most companies can be considered waste. Explaining how to introduce Lean principles to your IT functions to reduce and even eliminate this waste, Lean Management Principles for Information Technology provides t

Driving Strategy to Execution Using Lean Six Sigma

Driving Strategy to Execution Using Lean Six Sigma
Author: Gerhard Plenert,Tom Cluley
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2012-04-11
ISBN 10: 1439867135
ISBN 13: 9781439867136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Driving Strategy to Execution Using Lean Six Sigma Book Review:

Many organizations develop strategic plans that gather dust on bookshelves. Many other organizations employ Lean and Six Sigma methodologies to eliminate waste and reduce process variation only to find they are not moving the big bars that measure success for the organization. Driving Strategy to Execution Using Lean Six Sigma: A Framework for Creating High Performance Organizations details a framework for leveraging an organization’s Lean Six Sigma capability in a manner that drives their strategic plans to execution by linking their strategy deployment into the fabric of their day-to-day operations. Bolstered by real-world examples of successful strategy execution, leveraging, and Six Sigma, the book provides: An organizational framework for understanding the strategic process A model to follow in developing and executing short-range (5 years out) strategies A model for longer-range visioning, scenario modeling, and strategy execution An assessment tool for measuring an organization’s transformation to high performance The framework provides a proven methodology that takes a systems approach to creating high performance. It presents the core process of strategy development and SA&D with the governing process of driving the right metrics through a balanced scorecard approach focused on the organization’s value stream. It then combines this with the enabling process of change management and the creation of a culture of problem solving, waste elimination, and internal discipline to standard work. Anyone can write a book on the procedures behind "Strategy" without understanding the key drivers that give a strategy excitement, commitment, and fire. Here, Gerhard Plenert and Tom Cluley do more than that. First, they examine how to make a strategy meaningful and powerful. Then, they underline the critical piece to strategy development—the execution piece—which takes the glossy strategy brochure off the shelf and makes a usable and executable plan. The book focuses on how to build great strategies and includes examples of what makes them great. It demonstrates how a well-developed strategy generates excitement within an organization, offering you the tools to navigate and design a workable and achievable plan for success for your organization.

Lean Six Sigma

Lean Six Sigma
Author: Michael L. George
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2002-05-16
ISBN 10: 0071501908
ISBN 13: 9780071501903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lean Six Sigma Book Review:

The Breakthrough Program for Increasing Quality, Shortening Cycle Times, and Creating Shareholder Value In Every Area of Your Organization Time and quality are the two most important metrics in improving any company's production and profit performance. Lean Six Sigma explains how to impact your company's performance in each, by combining the strength of today's two most important initiativesLean Production and Six Sigmainto one integrated program. The first book to provide a step-by-step roadmap for profiting from the best elements of Lean and Six Sigma, this breakthrough volume will show you how to: Achieve major cost and lead time reductions this year Compress order-to-delivery cycle times Battle process variation and waste throughout your organization Separately, Lean Production and Six Sigma have changed the face of the manufacturing business. Together, they become an unprecedented tool for improving product and process quality, production efficiency, and across-the-board profitability. Lean Six Sigma introduces you to today's most dynamic program for streamlining the performance of both your production department and your back office, and providing you with the cost reduction and quality improvements you need to stay one step ahead of your competitors. "Lean Six Sigma shows how Lean and Six Sigma methods complement and reinforce each other. If also provides a detailed roadmap of implementation so you can start seeing significant returns in less than a year."--From the Preface Businesses fundamentally exist to provide returns to their stakeholders. Lean Six Sigma outlines a program for combining the synergies of these two initiatives to provide your organization with greater speed, less process variation, and more bottom-line impact than ever before. A hands-on guidebook for integrating the production efficiencies of the Lean Enterprise with the cost and quality tools of Six Sigma, this breakthrough book features detailed insights on: The Lean Six Sigma Value PropositionHow combining Lean and Six Sigma provides unmatched potential for improving shareholder value The Lean Six Sigma Implementation ProcessHow to prepare your organization for a seamless incorporation of Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques Leveraging Lean Six SigmaStrategies for extending Lean Six Sigma's reach within and beyond your corporate walls "Variation is evil."--Jack Welch Six Sigma was the zero-variation quality lynchpin around which Jack Welch transformed GE into one of the world's most efficientand valuablecorporations. Lean Production helped Toyota cut waste, slash costs, and substantially improve resource utilization and cycle times. Yet, as both would admit, there was still room for improvement. Lean Six Sigma takes you to the next level of improvement, one that for the first time unites product and process excellence with the goal of enhancing shareholder value creation. Providing insights into the application of Lean Six Sigma to both the manufacturing processes and the less-data-rich service and transactional processes, it promises to revolutionize the performance efficiencies in virtually every area of your organizationas it positively and dramatically impacts your shareholder value.

Reviving Businesses With New Organizational Change Management Strategies

Reviving Businesses With New Organizational Change Management Strategies
Author: Geada, Nuno,Anunciação, Pedro
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2021-06-25
ISBN 10: 1799874540
ISBN 13: 9781799874546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reviving Businesses With New Organizational Change Management Strategies Book Review:

With the gradual resumption of economic activity, most businesses are facing a range of challenges associated with implementing measures to protect the health and safety of their employees. Some employers had to put certain business activities on hold and even start new ones in order to keep their organizations operating efficiently. The global COVID-19 pandemic plus digital transformation and the pressure of Industry 4.0 have challenged companies to manage their organizations in newfound ways. In the short term, they are facing enormous changes to their business plans; in the long term, they must adapt and continue to progress on their original goals. Reviving Businesses With New Organizational Change Management Strategies is a crucial reference book that analyzes the sensitivity of organizations to change management based on methodologies and tools to control impacts, to understand how employees will be impacted in their environment, and to learn how technology will help both the industry and professionals. This book also explores types of frameworks that are built for communication and business continuity, the importance of collaborative and interactive relationships for change management, and emotional factors and issues for change management. Covering topics including change management models, cybersecurity, Health 4.0, privacy and security, and information systems management, this text is essential for managers, executives, human resources managers, academicians, students, and researchers looking for successful business strategies that are leading to increased efficiency, performance, and growth.

Agile Procurement

Agile Procurement
Author: Bernardo Nicoletti
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2017-09-18
ISBN 10: 3319610821
ISBN 13: 9783319610825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agile Procurement Book Review:

This book is the first of two volumes presenting a business model to add value through Procurement. Including several case studies of successful implementation, it demonstrates how the increasing complexity of the business environment requires a significant intervention on the management of processes and information within individual organizations and through inter-company relations. Agile Procurement presents the application of the Agile method which optimises and digitizes processes in order to reduce wastage and defects. As a method, tool and a culture aimed at effectiveness, efficiency and economy of organisations, agile procurement requires a change of paradigm. This volume examines these areas of improvement and presents best practice in improving processes. Each chapter of the book presents and substantiates the costs and benefits of process improvement through agile procurement. This is is seen as the integration of Lean Six Sigma and digitization.

Supply Chain Sustainability and Raw Material Management Concepts and Processes

Supply Chain Sustainability and Raw Material Management  Concepts and Processes
Author: Farahani, Reza Zanjirani
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 387
Release: 2011-12-31
ISBN 10: 1613505051
ISBN 13: 9781613505052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supply Chain Sustainability and Raw Material Management Concepts and Processes Book Review:

Many organizations find supply chain management an essential prerequisite to building a sustainable competitive edge for their services or products. While interest in SCM is enormous, lack of theoretical frameworks and real world applications often characterizes research in the field, and effective management of the supply chain remains elusive. Supply Chain Sustainability and Raw Material Management: Concepts and Processes is a comprehensive and up-to-date resource for operations researchers, management scientists, industrial engineers, and other business practitioners and specialists looking for systemic and advanced discussions of supply chain management. By presenting qualitative concepts, quantitative models, and case studies, this book is a coherent guide to creating long-term and sustainable performance for organizations who want to compete in the global market.

Discover Excellence

Discover Excellence
Author: Gerhard J. Plenert
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2017-11-03
ISBN 10: 1351860097
ISBN 13: 9781351860093
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discover Excellence Book Review:

A facility-wide improvement initiative is expensive in terms of both time and money. Perhaps the most disappointing thing about them is that they often end up as temporary measures that may produce early results but are unsustainable in the long run. The unseen cost is that after they see such initiatives come and go, employees begin to see them as futile, temporary annoyances rather than the permanent improvements they are meant to be. The Shingo ModelTM begins with culture informed by operational excellence principles that lead to an understanding of what aligns systems and tools and can set any organization on a path toward enterprise excellence with sustainable continuous improvement. The Shingo Model is not an additional program or another initiative to implement. Instead, it introduces Shingo Guiding Principles on which to anchor current initiatives. Ultimately, the Shingo Model informs a new way of thinking that creates the capability to consistently deliver ideal results to all stakeholders. This is enterprise excellence – the level of excellence achieved by Shingo Prize recipients. In Discover Excellence: An Overview of the Shingo Model and Its Guiding Principles, readers will learn the basics of the Shingo Model, discover the Three Insights of Enterprise ExcellenceTM, and explore how the Shingo Guiding Principles inform the kind of ideal behaviors that lead to sustainable results. This book is the introduction to the Shingo Model and prepares the reader for a deeper dive into the Shingo Guiding Principles.

Production Planning and Control

Production Planning and Control
Author: Hemant Sharma
Publsiher: BookRix
Total Pages: 73
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN 10: 3748706278
ISBN 13: 9783748706274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Production Planning and Control Book Review:

Production Planning and Control draws on practitioner experiences on the shop floor, covering everything a manufacturing or industrial engineer needs to know on the topic. It provides basic knowledge on production functions that are essential for the effective use of PP&C techniques and tools. It is written in an approachable style, thus making it ideal for readers with limited knowledge of production planning. Comprehensive coverage includes quality management, lean management, factory planning, and how they relate to PP&C. End of chapter questions help readers ensure they have grasped the most important concepts. With its focus on actionable knowledge and broad coverage of essential reference material, this is the ideal PP&C resource to accompany work, research or study.

Integration of Combined Transport into Supply Chain Concepts

Integration of Combined Transport into Supply Chain Concepts
Author: Julia Bendul
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2013-07-05
ISBN 10: 3834939587
ISBN 13: 9783834939586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integration of Combined Transport into Supply Chain Concepts Book Review:

The book focuses on the context of social and political keitsdiskussion sustainability and the growing difficulties in road freight with the question of how rail services can be practically integrated into the value network of industrial and commercial enterprises. The integration of the material and information flows to the large number of legally independent actors is the focus.​

Supply Chain Optimization through Segmentation and Analytics

Supply Chain Optimization through Segmentation and Analytics
Author: Gerhard J. Plenert
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN 10: 1466584769
ISBN 13: 9781466584761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supply Chain Optimization through Segmentation and Analytics Book Review:

We live in a world where we try to solve similar problems in structurally the same way. But they simply are not optimally solved all the same. Supply Chain Optimization through Segmentation and Analytics addresses the issue of optimizing the planning and scheduling process and asks the question; "Is there a ‘one size fits all’ solution for planning and scheduling?" The answer is a resounding "No!" We migrated through EOQ, MRP, JIT, and TOC, each time hoping to find that one size fits all. Each of these systems looked at the facility as if it had one focused problem, either optimizing work schedules, materials movement, or machine utilization. But what if you have two, or possibly even all three of these problems? Then what system do you use? Or what if your critical resource is not labor, materials, or machinery? Then which planning and scheduling solution do you utilize? This book introduces the concept of segmentation as the planning and scheduling tool that facilitates the optimization of the supply chain. If you have one type of problem in a part of your supply chain, you use the solution that appropriately focuses on that problem. If you have a different problem in a different part of your supply chain, then you use a different and appropriate tool for that part of the supply chain, and so forth. Or, if your product is in different stages of its life cycle, it probably requires a different set of tools for each stage of that life cycle. In addition, the book discusses how to integrate planning and scheduling tools using a segmentation approach that results in a world-class supply chain environment. It clearly details the power of segmentation and offers a systematic plan for implementation in the supply chain. To facilitate this, the author covers the components of an integrated segmentation policy, including the analytics elements and the measures that define segmentation success. He helps you build a strategy and methodology for introducing segmentation principles that allow you to break free from "one size fits all" thinking.

An Investment Perspective on Global Value Chains

An Investment Perspective on Global Value Chains
Author: Christine Zhenwei Qiang,Yan Liu,Victor Steenbergen
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2021-06-15
ISBN 10: 1464816840
ISBN 13: 9781464816840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Investment Perspective on Global Value Chains Book Review:

This report investigates the role of foreign direct investment (FDI) in helping developing countries participate in global value chains (GVCs). It combines the perspectives and strategies from three types of players: multinational corporations, domestic firms and governments. It aims to provide practical guidance for developing countries to develop strategies that use FDI to strengthen GVC participation and upgrading. The report has six main chapters: 1. FDI and GVCs. Assesses the trade-investment nexus and analyzes the effect of FDI in countries’ GVC participation and upgrading at the country level. 2. MNCs shape GVC development. Highlights MNCs' contribution to global economy and how their business strategies shape the evolution of GVCs. The chapter also compares MNCs' business strategies in terms of outsourcing and offshoring, risk mitigation and increasing market power across GVC archetypes. 3. Domestic firm perspectives on GVC participation. Looks at the various paths domestic firms can take to internationalize their production and trade. Investigates domestic firm characteristics that predict higher GVC participation, and the effect of GVC participation on firm performance. 4. Investment policy and promotion: what is in a government’s toolbox? Summarizes the various policy instruments governments have at their disposal to help attract MNCs to their country and facilitate GVC participation of domestic firms. 5. Integrating countries into GVCs. Draws on a range of case studies to illustrate how governments can develop coherent strategies and policy packages to integrate their countries into GVCs. 6. FDI and GVCs in the wake of COVID-19. Reflects the impact of COVID-19 on FDI and GVCs, the response from multinationals and suppliers, and the implications for GVC reconfiguration. In addition, there are seven case studies that offer more nuanced analysis on the GVC participation in selected countries and sectors: • Five qualitative case studies: Five countries have been selected that managed to use FDI to stimulate GVC participation using a range of approaches. By design, these five countries also cover five different GVC archetypes. These countries are: (1) Kenya (horticulture); (2) Dominican Republic (textiles); (3) Mauritius (tourism); (4) Malaysia (electronics); (5) China (software). • Two quantitative case studies: Rwanda, West-Bengal (India). These use a combination of firm- and transaction level datasets to study firm-level dynamics that explain the role of multinational and domestic firms across GVCs.

Global Kata Success Through the Lean Business System Reference Model

Global Kata  Success Through the Lean Business System Reference Model
Author: Terence T. Burton
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-09-11
ISBN 10: 0071844333
ISBN 13: 9780071844338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Kata Success Through the Lean Business System Reference Model Book Review:

The book that reinvents Lean for a new generation, a new global culture, and a new benchmark of success Global Kata: Success Through the Lean Business System Reference ModelTM sets a new benchmark for the evolution of Lean and strategic improvement. The book and the reference model provide a 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 ModelTM 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 process of 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 author provides an excellent perspective on the current state of Lean with its focus on manufacturing tools and principles, and leads the reader through the rethinking, understanding, and integrating of all of the visible and invisible requirements for a successful adaptive systematic and sustainable management process of improvement. The Lean Business System Reference ModelTM 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. 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 to think, innovate, expand boundaries, and become the next global Toyota organization in their own way.

Supply Chain Management Based on SAP Systems

Supply Chain Management Based on SAP Systems
Author: Gerhard F. Knolmayer,Peter Mertens,Alexander Zeier,Jörg Thomas Dickersbach
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2009-02-11
ISBN 10: 3540687394
ISBN 13: 9783540687399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supply Chain Management Based on SAP Systems Book Review:

Since SAP is emphasizing recent developments in operations management in its SCM initiative, this book describes the methodological background from the viewpoint of a company using SAP systems. It describes order processing both in an intra- and interorganizational perspective, as well as future developments and system enhancements.

Special Events

Special Events
Author: Joe Goldblatt
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2010-10-04
ISBN 10: 047044987X
ISBN 13: 9780470449875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Special Events Book Review:

This book chronicles and champions the development, changes, and challenges faced by the global celebrations industry for event planners. New interviews are included with experienced event leaders to give a better understanding of the field. New chapters are included on green events, corporate social responsibility, and theoretical case studies. Event measurement, evaluation, and assessment topics are integrated throughout a number of the chapters. Over 200 new Web resources and appendices show how to save money, time, and improve the overall quality of an event. Event planners will also learn how technology may be harnessed to help them improve their events’ financial, quality, environmental and other strategic outcomes.

Downsizing Government and Setting Priorities of Federal Programs Departments of Labor Health and Human Services Education and related agencies legislative branch

Downsizing Government and Setting Priorities of Federal Programs  Departments of Labor  Health and Human Services  Education  and related agencies  legislative branch
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1272
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: LOC:00034029337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Downsizing Government and Setting Priorities of Federal Programs Departments of Labor Health and Human Services Education and related agencies legislative branch Book Review:

The Reinventors

The Reinventors
Author: Jason Jennings
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-05-10
ISBN 10: 1101569123
ISBN 13: 9781101569122
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reinventors Book Review:

For most businesses, success is fleeting. There are only two real choices: stick with the status quo until things inevitably decline, or continuously change to stay vital. But how? Bestselling leadership and management guru Jason Jennings and his researchers screened 22,000 com­panies around the world that had been cited as great examples of reinvention. They selected the best, verified their success, interviewed their leaders, and learned how they pursue never-ending radical change. The fresh insights they discovered became Jennings's "reinvention rules" for any business. The featured companies include: Starbucks-which turned itself around by mak­ing tons of small bets on new ideas. Fresher store designs, better food products, and free Wi-Fi were a few of the results. Apollo Tyres-which launched the Apollo Academy to train everyone and reinvented how it finds, keeps, and grows people. It went from five hundred million to two billion in annual sales in only a few years. Arrow Electronics-which found success by solving problems that drove its customers crazy and has become a twenty-billion-dollar electronics giant by shifting its focus from selling commodities to custom tailoring solutions. Smithfield Foods-which faced a PR crisis over the way it slaughtered animals and polluted the environment and transformed itself by hiring an environmental activist and empowering him to transform the company's ethos. If you're ready to toss same old, same old out the door, The Reinventors will become your road map to successfully pursuing continuous change. It will help your company stay relevant for years to come.

Reinventing Jobs

Reinventing Jobs
Author: Ravin Jesuthasan,John Boudreau
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN 10: 1633694089
ISBN 13: 9781633694088
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reinventing Jobs Book Review:

How to Optimize Human-Machine Work Combinations Your organization has made the decision to adopt automation and artificial intelligence technologies. Now, you face difficult and stubborn questions about how to implement that decision: How, when, and where should we apply automation in our organization? Is it a stark choice between humans versus machines? How do we stay on top of these technological trends as work and automation continue to evolve? Work and human capital experts Ravin Jesuthasan and John Boudreau present leaders with a new set of tools to answer these daunting questions. Transcending the endless debate about humans being replaced by machines, Jesuthasan and Boudreau show how smart leaders instead are optimizing human-automation combinations that are not only more efficient but also generate higher returns on improved performance. Based on groundbreaking primary research, Reinventing Jobs provides an original, structured approach of four distinct steps--deconstruct, optimize, automate, and reconfigure--to help leaders reinvent how work gets bundled into jobs and create optimal human-machine combinations. Jesuthasan and Boudreau show leaders how to continuously reexamine what a job really is, and they provide the tools for identifying the pivotal performance value of tasks within jobs and how these tasks should be reconstructed into new, more optimal combinations. With numerous examples and practical advice for applying the four-step process, Reinventing Jobs gives leaders a more precise, planful, and actionable way to decide how, when, and where to apply and optimize work automation.

Driving the Enterprise to Sustainable Excellence

Driving the Enterprise to Sustainable Excellence
Author: Gerhard Plenert
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2021-02-16
ISBN 10: 1000339947
ISBN 13: 9781000339949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Driving the Enterprise to Sustainable Excellence Book Review:

This book presents a big-picture overview of the entire Shingo improvement process. It fully discusses the needs and benefits of the Shingo process, and what is required if you seek to execute the Shingo Model in your enterprise and focuses on creating an enduring organization-wide continuous improvement process. It gives the reader a discussion of the entire Shingo experience while the most existing books on the model are course specific. There are numerous discussions, conference talks, and webinars of why the Shingo process is beneficial, and what types of improvements can be achieved, but the crucial material has not been assembled in one concise book, giving the executive, manger, or supervisor an overview and understanding of what the Shingo experience entails. The main purpose of this book. It is for the executives who want to understand their role in supporting and leading middle management with its implementation. Many executives from developing countries all over the world are seeking a concise definition of what the Shingo model is, and this book functions as the perfect primer. Even those who have attended and implemented the lessons from the Shingo Institute's courses would find this book a benefit as it serves perfectly as backup and reference material. In addition, this book helps anyone who has started their journey with the Shingo model and may be confused about what to do and expect -- It gives them a vision of what the continuing journey will look like. The Shingo process is being taught at numerous universities and this book could indeed serve as the appropriate textbook or supplemental reading. Essentially, this book teaches an innovative and extremely successful approach to continuous improvement, referred to as the Shingo process. It is based on a set of universally accepted principles that are endorsed by improvement leaders such as Covey and companies such as Toyota. This book is not a detailed review or a replacement of the Shingo workshops. It is an overview of the entire Shingo process, starting with a discussion of the challenges that many of todays enterprises are experiencing. The author, in his role as a PhD in economics, has studied industries and has worked closely with many of them attempting to understand their weaknesses. Next, this book builds upon an understanding of these weaknesses. The book discusses how the over-all Shingo methodology fits into these organizations and highlights the benefits. The next step is then to discuss what requirements are necessary for an organization to get ready for a Shingo transformation. What are the steps that the organization needs to go through, and when will it know that it is ready to begin? The book briefly reviews the Shingo Insights and Principles and explains how the Shingo courses should be best utilized to facilitate the desired transformation. It suggests some alternative plans for over-all implementation based on the current state of the enterprise. It explains why there is no “one way” for successful implementation and how the implementation sequence needs to be customized. It also discusses the length of time needed for success and how this differs depending on the current enterprise environment. Lastly the book explains how the implementation and Shingo training is never finished. It is an on-going process and success is defined by internal improvements, not by some arbitrary external benchmark. The book is intended to be educational, thought provoking, entertaining in its stories and examples, and a guideline towards the development of a plan for continuous improvement. This book is filled with stories and examples, showing successful and not so successful implementations. The stories are used to highlight many of the pitfalls that have arisen and may arise for you and which can be avoided if the reader is aware of them and knows how to watch for them.