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iMprove

The Next Generation of Continuous Improvement

By George Ellis

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Format: Paperback, 265 pages
Published In: United States, 01 December 2017
iMprove: the Next Generation of Continuous Improvement guides small- and medium-sized operations to implement lean conversion practices without the need for an expensive consultant, lean master or `sensei.' By starting the Deming cycle with three prerequisite steps-guide, focus and solve-Ellis expands the traditional PDCA approach to GFSPDCA, to more easily identify and select the operational areas that need improvement. Using real-world examples from manufacturing, health care, product development and customer service, Ellis covers methods used to implement lean operations, including: PDCA/Deming/Shewhart; Lean Six Sigma; Flow improvement; Metrics A3 Process; Fishbone/Affinity/Matrix Diagrams; Agile/Lean project management. This book is a valuable resource for engineering managers, project managers, process improvement professionals and owners/managers of small- to medium-sized operations looking to implement lean conversion.

Table of Contents

1. Improvement Process 2. Leading an Organization to Lean 3. Lean/Six Sigma Overview 4. Overview of GFSPDCA 5. Step 1 - Guide 6. Step 2 - Focus 7. Step 3 - Solve 8. Step 4 - Plan 9. Step 5 - Do 10. Step 6 - Check 11. Step 7 - Act 12. Conclusions

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This informative guide uses real world examples to explain how to implement lean conversion in small and medium-sized operations

About the Author

George Ellis is Vice President European Engineering at Kollmorgen Corporation, a leading provider of precision motion systems around the globe. For 30 years he has worked in product development including leading product development projects, designing development processes, and creating portfolio management systems. He has also written two well-respected books with Elsevier, Control System Design Guide, now in its fourth edition, and Observers in Control Systems. He has contributed articles to numerous magazines, including Electronic Design News, Machine Design, Control Engineering, Motion Systems Design, and Power Control and Intelligent Motion.

EAN: 9780128095195
ISBN: 0128095199
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Inc
Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 centimetres
Age Range: 15+ years
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