The Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt Handbook

The Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt Handbook Author Govindarajan Ramu
ISBN-10 9780873899345
Release 2016-09-06
Pages 312
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This reference manual is designed to help both those interested in passing the exam for ASQ’s Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt (CSSYB) and those who want a handy reference to the appropriate materials needed for successful Six Sigma projects. It is intended to be a reference for both beginners in Six Sigma and those who are already knowledgeable about process improvement and variation reduction. The primary layout of the handbook follows the Body of Knowledge (BoK) for the CSSYB released in 2015. The author has utilized feedback from Six Sigma practitioners and knowledge gained through helping others prepare for exams to create a handbook that will be beneficial to anyone seeking to pass not only the CSSYB exam but also other Six Sigma exams. In addition to the primary text, the handbook contains numerous appendixes, a comprehensive list of abbreviations, and a CD-ROM with practice exam questions, recorded webinars, and several useful publications. Each chapter includes essay-type questions to test the comprehension of students using this book at colleges and universities. Six Sigma trainers for organizations may find this additional feature useful, as they want their trainees (staff) to not only pass ASQ’s Six Sigma exams but have a comprehensive understanding of the Body of Knowledge that will allow them to support real Six Sigma projects in their roles.



The Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Handbook Second Edition

The Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Handbook  Second Edition Author Roderick A. Munro
ISBN-10 9780873898911
Release 2015-05-13
Pages 630
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This reference manual is designed to help those interested in passing the ASQ's certification exam for Six Sigma Green Belts and others who want a handy reference to the appropriate materials needed to conduct successful Green Belt projects. It is a reference handbook on running projects for those who are already knowledgeable about process improvement and variation reduction. The primary layout of the handbook follows the ASQ Body of Knowledge (BoK) for the Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) updated in 2015. The authors were involved with the first edition handbook, and have utilized first edition user comments, numerous Six Sigma practitioners, and their own personal knowledge gained through helping others prepare for exams to bring together a handbook that they hope will be very beneficial to anyone seeking to pass the ASQ or other Green Belt exams. In addition to the primary text, the authors have added a number of new appendixes, an expanded acronym list, new practice exam questions, and other additional materials



The Organizational Alignment Handbook

The Organizational Alignment Handbook Author H. James Harrington
ISBN-10 9781466513068
Release 2011-11-18
Pages 282
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In the same way that a well-defined approach is needed to develop an effective strategic plan, an equally well-designed approach is needed to support the alignment of your organization's structure, management concepts, systems, processes, networks, knowledge nets, training, hiring, and reward systems. Examining top-down, bottom-up, and core planning and execution processes, The Organizational Alignment Handbook: A Catalyst for Performance Acceleration provides a systematic approach for establishing the infrastructure needed to support a successful transformation and make your strategic plan a reality. Bridging the gap between macro and micro approaches with a single unified theory, the book provides the understanding needed to assess the effectiveness of your organization’s current management system. It explains how to identify potential projects, introduce new practices, plan for resource allocation, and define and recommend decision governance. Identifying the capability constraints you must resolve in order for your company to thrive in an increasingly competitive business environment, the book explains: How the organizational master plan fits into alignment activities How strategic planning process and outcomes can be made part of the performance plan for individuals How to use controllable factors as the foundation for your master plan How to develop a set of vision statements that defines how your organization will function in the future The management skills your organization currently possesses might be effective in today’s environment, but are they the skills needed to meet strategic objectives in the future? This book outlines a step-by-step approach for achieving organization-wide alignment of processes, applications, and systems, and to ensure acceptance of the results by all stakeholders. It includes examples of organizations implementing the strategies discussed as well as a review of the activities you need to follow to minimize the time it takes to reach your performance objectives today and in the future.



Juran s Quality Handbook The Complete Guide to Performance Excellence Seventh Edition

Juran s Quality Handbook  The Complete Guide to Performance Excellence  Seventh Edition Author Joseph A. Defeo
ISBN-10 9781259643620
Release 2016-11-11
Pages 1200
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The cornerstone text onquality management and performance excellence – thoroughly revised to reflectthe latest challenges and developments The “body of knowledge” for the science ofquality management and performance excellence for more than half-a-century, Juran’s Quality Handbook has been completely updated to meetthe ever-changing needs of today’s business and quality professionals. Underthe guidance of a team of top experts, this authoritative resource demonstrateshow to apply the right methods for delivering superior results and achievingexcellence in any organization, industry, or country. Juran’s Quality Handbook, Seventh Edition provides you with a complete roadmap forthe discipline -- clearly written to make sure you know where you are in theprocess and what you must do to reach the next level. Within its pages, youwill find A-Z coverage – from key concepts, methods, research, and tools topractical applications on the job. Here’s why this is the best edition yet: • Updated chapters on Lean, Six Sigma and the Shingo Prize • NEW chapters on Risk Management and Building a Quality Management System • NEW material on the history of quality management • All ISO and other regulatory standards have been updated • NEW statistical tables, charts, and data • Examples and case studies throughout demonstrate how others have appliedthe methods and tools discussed in real-world situations



Juran s Quality Handbook The Complete Guide to Performance Excellence 6 e

Juran s Quality Handbook  The Complete Guide to Performance Excellence 6 e Author Joseph A. Defeo
ISBN-10 9780071629720
Release 2010-09-05
Pages 1136
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The definitive quality management compendium--revised for the first time in a decade For more than 50 years, Juran's Quality Handbook has been the singular essential reference to quality management and engineering. The Sixth Edition--the first revision of the Handbook in 10 years--forges a new standard in tools for quality. Bringing leaders, managers, master and black belts, and engineers the most up-to-date methods, research, and tools, under the guidance of a team of the world's top experts, this authoritative resource shows how to apply universal methods for delivering superior results and organizational excellence in any organization, industry, country, or process. Juran's Quality Handbook, sixth edition covers: Leadership--what everyone needs to know about managing for superior quality and results Methods--the most effective methods and tools for attaining superior results, such as Lean, Six Sigma, Root Cause Analysis, Continuous Innovation, and more Industry applications--effectively applying quality management The roles of key functions--such as quality professionals, research and development, supply chain, and governance--and what they must carry out to attain superior results in an organization Performance excellence--pragmatic roadmaps, templates, and tools to aid in developing an effective and sustainable performance excellence system



Manufacturing Engineering Handbook Second Edition

Manufacturing Engineering Handbook  Second Edition Author Hwaiyu Geng
ISBN-10 9780071839785
Release 2015-10-22
Pages 880
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The new edition of this professional resource reveals how to optimize all aspects of the global manufacturing process to build the highest quality goods at the lowest price in the shortest possible time. How can one apply technical and business knowledge to develop a strategic plan that delivers increased productivity, quality, sustainability, reliability, agility, resilience, and best practices with rapid time to production and value? The answers are found in the fully updated new edition of Manufacturing Engineering Handbook. The goal of this second edition is to provide the essential knowledge needed to build products with the highest quality at the lowest cost in the least amount of time by optimizing all aspects of the manufacturing process—design, development, tools, processes, quality, speed, output, safety, and sustainability. You will gain access to information on conventional and modern technologies, manufacturing processes, and operations management that will assist you in achieving these goals. The book is written by a team of more than 100 internationally renowned manufacturing engineering experts, and pared down from its original 1200 pages. The new and vastly improved second edition is specifically designed to concisely and succinctly cover traditional manufacturing processes and advanced technologies as well as newer manufacturing software and systems to integrate them into the modern, global manufacturing world. Brand-new chapters on: eco-design and sustainability; nano materials and nano manufacturing; facilities planning; operations research New sections on plastics, composites, and moldmaking; global manufacturing and supply chain management Increased coverage of Design for Six Sigma and adaptive manufacturing Affiliated web site with color illustrations, graphs, charts, discussions on future trends, additional technical papers, and suggestions for further reading



Simplified TRIZ

Simplified TRIZ Author Kalevi Rantanen
ISBN-10 9781439832240
Release 2010-12-12
Pages 272
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“... a practical guide to the application of TRIZ ... compact and well written with a number of easily comprehensible examples. It is a very useful addition to the other books on TRIZ ...” — TQM Magazine This completely revised and updated second edition continues to demystify TRIZ, the internationally acclaimed problem solving technique. It demonstrates how TRIZ can be used to enhance Six Sigma, CM, SCM, QFD, and Taguchi methods. In addition to numerous exercises, worksheets, and tables that further illustrate the concepts of this multinational method, this indispensible volume— • Presents a new model for problem solving based on four TRIZ tenets — contradiction, resources, ideality, and patterns of evolution — simplified for better understanding and application • Shows you how to maximize your current technology investment by combining technology with TRIZ • Illustrates how both small and large companies are using TRIZ and achieving significant results • Provides clarification of how the patterns of evolution allow not only “what-if” scenarios, but real forecasts with significant accuracy. With the valuable tools described within these pages you will be able to find innovative solutions to problems, understand the evolution of systems, and develop more ideas, faster.



Gelecek 100 Yil

Gelecek 100 Yil Author George Friedman
ISBN-10 6055943662
Release 2013-04-01
Pages 320
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Gelecek 100 Yil has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Gelecek 100 Yil also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Gelecek 100 Yil book for free.



The Process Improvement Handbook A Blueprint for Managing Change and Increasing Organizational Performance

The Process Improvement Handbook  A Blueprint for Managing Change and Increasing Organizational Performance Author Tristan Boutros
ISBN-10 9780071817660
Release 2013-10-15
Pages 416
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Gold Medal Winner of the 2015 Axiom Book Award for best business theory book! The Definitive Guide to Process Improvement and Operational Excellence Today’s business environment demands faster responses, better service, and increased agility. The Process Improvement Handbook reveals how to design effective process improvement structures, organizations, and cultures to meet those needs. Focusing on specific process improvement knowledge areas, this practical work establishes the foundation required to create, maintain, and measure processes while equipping practitioners with the necessary skills to deliver consistent, successful outcomes. This definitive resource introduces a body of knowledge for anyone looking to improve their operating environment. The result is process self-sufficiency, extensibility, sustainability, higher quality, and overall speed that increases competitive advantage. The principles explained in this book encapsulate everything needed to be more “process mature,” and to enable process excellence from start to finish. Coverage includes: The process improvement overview Process maturity Process-Oriented Architecture (POA) Creating a process ecosystem Managing process improvements The process improvement organization Process improvement aptitudes Case examples Process improvement templates and instructions Praise for The Process Improvement Handbook “I believe that this is a book that will end up with many yellow highlights in almost every chapter. You are wise to buy this book; you’ll be even wiser if you apply its contents to the way your organization functions.” —H. James Harrington, Ph.D., prolific author of over 35 Process Improvement books, CEO Harrington Institute “Tristan Boutros and Tim Purdie have delivered a true gift to all business process management professionals, and to the business community as a whole. Comprehensive in scope, deliberate in focus, deep in expert knowledge, and highly practical in its wisdom, The Process Improvement Handbook enables the reader to put it all together and take a more integrative approach to improving business performance. With so much already written on the topic of process improvement, the authors tackle the challenge of differentiation head on by defining a compelling business case for this work—identifying critical links to other enterprise management disciplines and defining key contributions to organizational agility and value innovation. If real knowledge is less a matter of knowing everything and more about knowing where to find everything, then this book is an indispensable resource for everyone seeking answers to performance challenges.” —Joseph A. Braidish, Director of Consulting and Training, Rummler-Brache Group “Boutros and Purdie present a framework that is invaluable for any organization looking to improve its processes (and what organization isn’t looking to do that). Concise, clear, and credible, this handbook is full of ideas and approaches that will benefit anyone working with Process Improvement.” —Mike Jacka, author of Business Process Mapping: Improving Customer Satisfaction, Second Edition “Finally, we have book that takes Process Improvement from theory to templates. There are a lot of books that poke at pieces of Process Improvement structure, but this book finally takes us across the entire spectrum. It is invaluable in two ways: it is a valuable resource for identifying and understanding the role and impact of a process within an organization, and it is a valuable ongoing reference. I strongly recommend it to anyone who is searching for process improvement opportunities, no matter if a novice or advanced practitioner.” —Gerhard Plenert, author of Strategic Continuous Process Improvement “The Process Improvement Handbookis an indispensable resource for achieving meaningful Process Improvement; business managers will have the power to help their organizations stay competitive and responsive to customers, as well as nimble and resilient. Readers will be miles ahead from where they would be if they tried to navigate the world of process management on their own.” —Ken Carraher, CEO of iGrafx “This approach works! This book builds on proven Process Improvement techniques refined over the past 30 years, but makes the case for a new standardized approach to BPI for organizations. It makes this case because it expertly weaves today’s technology and capabilities, with the proven quality and process approaches of the past. This is a great book for those that want to lead or enact serious positive and sustainable change for their organization. The practical approach and templates included are invaluable and will enable a fast start!” —Mike Morris, Worldwide Sales Leader, IBM Smarter Process “The promise of enterprise software is to increase the effectiveness and competitiveness of organizations. And at the heart of that promise is process automation. Tim and Tristan have captured the fundamentals of Process Improvement in their new book.” —Mark J. Barrenechea, President and Chief Executive Officer, OpenText Corporation “Often organizations approach business performance improvement with individual methodologies such as Six Sigma. While this approach can be effective, many organizations are faced with challenges that require a multifaceted approach to consistently deliver value to their customers. The Process Improvement Handbook is a valuable resource for all leaders looking to effectively and efficiently execute within their organizations.” —Brent Drever, Chief Executive Officer, Acuity Institute



Davut ve Golyat

Davut ve Golyat Author Malcolm Gladwell
ISBN-10 6054584472
Release 2014-04-01
Pages 276
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Davut ve Golyat has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Davut ve Golyat also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Davut ve Golyat book for free.



What The Dog Saw

What The Dog Saw Author Malcolm Gladwell
ISBN-10 6055755572
Release 2010-05-01
Pages 445
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What The Dog Saw has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from What The Dog Saw also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full What The Dog Saw book for free.



The ASQ Quality Improvement Pocket Guide

The ASQ Quality Improvement Pocket Guide Author Grace L. Duffy
ISBN-10 9780873898539
Release 2013-11-04
Pages 141
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This pocket guide is designed to be a quick, on-the-job reference for anyone interested in making their workplace more effective and efficient. It will provide a solid initial overview of what “quality” is and how it could impact you and your organization. Use it to compare how you and your organization are doing things, and to see whether what’s described in the guide might be useful. The tools of quality described herein are universal. People across the world need to find better, more effective ways to improve the creation and performance of products and services. Since organizational and process improvement is increasingly integrated into all areas of an organization, everyone must understand the basic principles of process control and process improvement. This succinct and concentrated guide can help. Unlike any other pocket guide on the market, included throughout are direct links to numerous free online resources that not only go deeper but also to show these concepts and tools in action: case studies, articles, webcasts, templates, tutorials, examples from the ASQ Service Division’s Service Quality Body of Knowledge (SQBOK), and much more. This pocket guide serves as a gateway into the wealth of peerless content that ASQ offers.



Who s who in the South and Southwest

Who s who in the South and Southwest Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015068969784
Release 1991
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Includes names from the States of Alabama, Arkansas, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, and Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.