To become demand-driven, your business needs to identify the right market signals, build demand-sensing capabilities, define demand-shaping processes, and effectively translate demand signals to create a more effective response. Doable? Now it is, with Demand-Driven Forecasting.
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Management expert James P. Womack, Ph.D., is the founder and senior advisor to the Lean Enterprise Institute, Inc., a nonprofit training, publishing, conference, and management research company chartered in August 1997 to advance a set of ideas known as lean production and lean thinking, based initially on Toyota’s business system and now being extended to an entire lean management system.
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The Oliver Wight Class A Standard for Business Excellence is the definitive, comprehensive statement of excellence in business today. Oliver Wight’s Class A Standard is the accumulated practice and experience of Oliver Wight Consultants around the world. It reflects the effort and achievement of thousands of client companies who have used the standard, and the benchmark capability it enables, to differentiate their business.
A critical yet often overlooked area in the visual workplace is the concept of continuous improvement. In this important work, JIT expert Hiroyuki Hirano introduces his 5S System: Sort, Set In Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain.
Implementing S&OP now, or getting ready to? This book will make your implementation more sure-footed, less risky, and more successful. Bob & Tom cover all aspects of successful implementation, from composition of the Executive Team to the nitty-gritty of the S&OP spreadsheet design.
Written by a team of recognized experts, Manufacturing Planning and Control for Supply Chain Management: The CPIM Reference features hundreds of practice questions for the CPIM exams. The book arms you with the knowledge you need to obtain the coveted CPIM designation. You’ll get cutting-edge practices that provide an advantage in today’s global manufacturing environment. Included throughout the book are illustrative examples, practice problems, case studies, and spreadsheets for quick, practical implementation of some of the techniques in the book. Maximize supply chain efficiency, productivity, and profitability, as well as customer satisfaction, using the hand-on information contained in this comprehensive resource.
Keeping Score ensures that you look at the right measurements. The author contends that your measurements must focus on the past, present, and future and be based on the needs of customers, shareholders, and employees. Measuring everything is more damaging than measuring nothing - pinpointing the vital few key measures is the key to success.
The PMBOK® Guide – PMI’s flagship publication has been updated to reflect the latest good practices in project management.
The “body of knowledge” for the science of quality management and performance excellence for more than half-a-century, Juran’s Quality Handbook has been completely updated to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s business and quality professionals. Under the guidance of a team of top experts, this authoritative resource demonstrates how to apply the right methods for delivering superior results and achieving excellence in any organization, industry, or country.
This is the Fifth Edition of what has become a standard bestselling text on the tools, systems, and principles of Lean Manufacturing and Lean Operations. The Lean Toolbox covers Lean Philosophy, The Science of Lean, Improvement, Change, Strategy, Flow, Mapping, Scheduling, Layout, Quality, Product Development, Supply Chain, Lean Accounting, and Lean beyond the factory floor. It is aimed at managers and practitioners. Previous editions were known for their concise style and wide coverage. Over 110,000 copies of the previous editions were sold.