Strategic Continuous Process Improvement

Strategic Continuous Process Improvement
Author: Gerhard Plenert
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-11-29
ISBN: 0071767193
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategic Continuous Process Improvement Book Excerpt:

Proven methods for achieving continuous process improvement Resolve "quality chaos" by creating a link between quality problems and their optimal solutions. With a focus on building an integrated quality environment, Strategic Continuous Process Improvement: Which Quality Tools to Use and When to Use Them begins by discussing the different types of continuous process improvement (CPI) systems available. This practical guide explains how to implement a strategic performance model and select and integrate appropriate metrics to achieve desired results. Tested techniques for executing an improvement process are included along with real-world examples. The book concludes with a plan to help you sustain an ongoing culture of continuous quality improvement in your organization. Find out how to: Identify CPI opportunities Evaluate various CPI options using comparative benchmarks Understand the characteristics of each quality option Map CPI characteristics against quality problems Select the appropriate tool to fit a specific quality problem Recognize the role of governance and performance reviews Cascade and communicate CPI throughout your organization Move the needle toward successful process optimization

A Guide to Continuous Improvement Transformation

A Guide to Continuous Improvement Transformation
Author: Aristide van Aartsengel,Selahattin Kurtoglu
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2013-03-02
ISBN: 3642359043
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide to Continuous Improvement Transformation Book Excerpt:

This book enables enterprise business leaders - from CEOs to supervisors - to understand what "Continuous Improvement" is, why it is probably the best answer to improved business performance in years, and how to put it to work in the unique environment of a specific organization. The book examines what is at the core of "Continuous Improvement" and delves deeper into the elements and constituents necessary to take an organization to the next level to ensure its continued, long-term existence. It provides guidance to enterprise management and to professionals engaged in the implementation of a "Continuous Improvement" initiative and enables them to structure and manage its implementation successfully. It also provides tools to quickly assess where an enterprise business stands in terms of strategic management and "Continuous Improvement".​

Continuous Quality Improvement in Higher Education

Continuous Quality Improvement in Higher Education
Author: John R. Dew,Molly McGowan Nearing
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780275983895
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Continuous Quality Improvement in Higher Education Book Excerpt:

Continuous improvement is so important for leaders in higher education today because they find it now being embedded in the re-accreditation process for many accrediting associations.

Out of the Present Crisis

Out of the Present Crisis
Author: Terence T. Burton
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2012-05-21
ISBN: 1466504447
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of the Present Crisis Book Excerpt:

Today, organizations have achieved an overall failure rate above 80 percent with Lean, Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, and continuous improvement in general. This is certainly not due to a shortage of books, consultants, and other online resources about the methodologies and tools, or the success stories of Toyota and others. However, it is due to a shortage of knowledge and practice about the most critical success factors of improvement: leadership, sustaining infrastructure, behavioral and cultural transformation, and now emerging technology. These factors produce 90 percent of the success with continuous and sustainable improvement; the methodologies and tools represent an irrelevant 10 percent. For decades, most organizations have focused on this quick and easy, irrelevant 10 percent through an endless series of fad, in-vogue improvement programs as they attempt to mimic the best-in-class practices of the most successful organizations. Out of the Present Crisis: Rediscovering Improvement in the New Economy is the contemporary version of Deming’s famous 1982 book, "Out of the Crisis." The author builds a solid case for organizations to aggressively pursue the next generation of systematic and sustainable improvement through a combined strategy of Deming’s back-to-basics, innovation and breakthrough thinking, integration of emerging and enabling technology, and adaptive improvement across diverse environments and industries. The book’s practical, pragmatic style is backed up by many real world examples and personal experiences. If you're looking for another book about Lean or Six Sigma "tools" this is not it. But it is a book about how to achieve lasting success by making improvement the cultural standard of excellence and living code of conduct in organizations. This popular book provides executives with an up-to-date and proven reference guide for rediscovering successful systematic and sustainable improvement in today’s economy. The author demonstrates the importance of viewing improvement as a continuous manageable "process" and covers the most critical success factors of leadership, sustaining infrastructure, behavioral and cultural transformation, and emerging technology in a practical, no-nonsense, "how-to-do" style. The book provides specific guidance for all industries including public and private corporations, hospitals, financial services, airlines, municipalities, and federal, state, and local governments.

Continuous School Improvement

Continuous School Improvement
Author: Mark A. Smylie
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2009-12-10
ISBN: 1412936896
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Continuous School Improvement Book Excerpt:

This volume from the Leadership for Learning series outlines best practices for sustaining improvement and demonstrates how to set goals, develop trust, and build a culture of responsibility.

Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Care

Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Care
Author: Curtis P. McLaughlin,Arnold D. Kaluzny
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 696
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780763726294
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Care Book Excerpt:

Health Administration

The Certified Quality Improvement Associate Handbook Third Edition

The Certified Quality Improvement Associate Handbook  Third Edition
Author: Russell T. Westcott,Grace L. Duffy
Publsiher: Quality Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN: 0873898907
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Certified Quality Improvement Associate Handbook Third Edition Book Excerpt:

ASQ’s Certified Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA) certification is designed to introduce the basics of quality to organizations and individuals not currently working within the field of quality. This book and the Body of Knowledge (BOK) it supports are intended to form a foundation for further study and application of proven quality principles and practices worldwide. The book follows the CQIA BoK in both content and sequence. The intent is that this book will serve as a guide to be used in preparation to take the CQIA examination given by ASQ. Each chapter stands alone, and the chapters may be read in any order. Some material reaching beyond the content of the BoK has been added. Supplemental reading suggestions are provided. An online, interactive sample exam and a paper-and-pencil sample can be found on the ASQ website (http://asq.org/cert/quality-improvement-associate/prepare).

CPI Continuous Process Improvement a Clear and Concise Reference

CPI Continuous Process Improvement a Clear and Concise Reference
Author: Gerardus Blokdyk
Publsiher: 5starcooks
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2018-08-27
ISBN: 9780655347569
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CPI Continuous Process Improvement a Clear and Concise Reference Book Excerpt:

What problems are you facing and how do you consider CPI continuous process improvement will circumvent those obstacles? Are we making progress? and are we making progress as CPI continuous process improvement leaders? How will you know that the CPI continuous process improvement project has been successful? Are there recognized CPI continuous process improvement problems? How likely is the current CPI continuous process improvement plan to come in on schedule or on budget? This breakthrough CPI continuous process improvement self-assessment will make you the entrusted CPI continuous process improvement domain adviser by revealing just what you need to know to be fluent and ready for any CPI continuous process improvement challenge. How do I reduce the effort in the CPI continuous process improvement work to be done to get problems solved? How can I ensure that plans of action include every CPI continuous process improvement task and that every CPI continuous process improvement outcome is in place? How will I save time investigating strategic and tactical options and ensuring CPI continuous process improvement costs are low? How can I deliver tailored CPI continuous process improvement advice instantly with structured going-forward plans? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed best-selling author Gerard Blokdyk. Blokdyk ensures all CPI continuous process improvement essentials are covered, from every angle: the CPI continuous process improvement self-assessment shows succinctly and clearly that what needs to be clarified to organize the required activities and processes so that CPI continuous process improvement outcomes are achieved. Contains extensive criteria grounded in past and current successful projects and activities by experienced CPI continuous process improvement practitioners. Their mastery, combined with the easy elegance of the self-assessment, provides its superior value to you in knowing how to ensure the outcome of any efforts in CPI continuous process improvement are maximized with professional results. Your purchase includes access details to the CPI continuous process improvement self-assessment dashboard download which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows you exactly what to do next. Your exclusive instant access details can be found in your book. You will receive the following contents with New and Updated specific criteria: - The latest quick edition of the book in PDF - The latest complete edition of the book in PDF, which criteria correspond to the criteria in... - The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard, and... - Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation ...plus an extra, special, resource that helps you with project managing. INCLUDES LIFETIME SELF ASSESSMENT UPDATES Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.

Strategy and Business Process Management

Strategy and Business Process Management
Author: Carl F. Lehmann
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN: 1439890242
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategy and Business Process Management Book Excerpt:

This book prepares readers to master an IT and managerial discipline quickly gaining momentum in organizations of all sizes - Business Process Management (BPM). It describes how BPM treats processes as a portfolio of strategic assets that create and deliver customer and shareholder value and adapt, when necessary, enabling competitive advantage thr

The ASQ Certified Quality Improvement Associate Handbook

The ASQ Certified Quality Improvement Associate Handbook
Author: Grace L. Duffy,Sandra L. Furterer
Publsiher: Quality Press
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2020-06-08
ISBN: 1951058135
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The ASQ Certified Quality Improvement Associate Handbook Book Excerpt:

Intro / prep handbook on basics of the quality field / its philosophies for ASQE’s CQIA (Certified Quality Improvement Associate) certification exam.

Strategic Excellence in the Architecture Engineering and Construction Industries

Strategic Excellence in the Architecture  Engineering  and Construction Industries
Author: Gerhard Plenert,Joshua Plenert
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2018-03-15
ISBN: 1351045504
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategic Excellence in the Architecture Engineering and Construction Industries Book Excerpt:

Strategic Excellence in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Industries is a process of applied strategic thinking designed to develop a strategy empowered with the agility to adapt to changing circumstances and to drive a high performing culture of ideal behaviors. It is infused with the insight and the thought leadership of the Shingo Model and the scientific thinking of Lean Six Sigma. The book goes beyond the classic approach to strategic planning by driving effective execution of the strategy through the embedment of collective ownership and organization-wide alignment into the entire process. Significant advances in strategic planning and management have been developed over decades of learning and practice. Many of those advances, however, have been developed in the manufacturing industry and have not been translated into terms easily applicable to the A/E/C (Architectural / Engineering / Construction) industry. This book incorporates current best practices from cutting edge organizations around the globe and presents those in a way that they can easily be applied to A/E/C organizations through an efficient and effective process.

High Performance Teams

High Performance Teams
Author: Marc Hanlan
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781567205374
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

High Performance Teams Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive guide to creating and managing "high-performance" teams--and achieving breakthrough business results.

Optimal Management Strategies in Small and Medium Enterprises

Optimal Management Strategies in Small and Medium Enterprises
Author: Vemi?, Milan B.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 437
Release: 2017-01-18
ISBN: 1522519505
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optimal Management Strategies in Small and Medium Enterprises Book Excerpt:

Business sustainability is becoming increasingly difficult amongst the demands of today’s markets. By implementing new and dynamic practices, organizations can optimize their day-to-day operations and improve competitive advantage. Optimal Management Strategies in Small and Medium Enterprises is a key source on the latest innovations in enhancing all main management functions, such as working capital and marketing, and examines how to implement sustainable business management practices. Featuring extensive coverage across a range of relevant perspectives and topics, such as human resources development, market orientation, and knowledge management, this book is ideally designed for business managers, professionals, graduate students, and researchers working in the field of smaller-scale business development initiatives.

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: 1000339947
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Driving the Enterprise to Sustainable Excellence Book Excerpt:

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.

Strategic IS A new role under Demassification

Strategic IS   A new role under Demassification
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Rodger Harbaugh
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategic IS A new role under Demassification Book Excerpt:

The Executive Guide to Business Process Management

The Executive Guide to Business Process Management
Author: Peter Plenkiewicz Ph D,Peter Plenkiewicz
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2010
ISBN: 145020421X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Executive Guide to Business Process Management Book Excerpt:

THE EXECUTIVE GUIDE TO BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT has been written primarily for business executives, decision makers, informal leaders, and managers to provide a highlevel comprehensive overview of the powerful family of Business Process Management (BPM) methodologies. It is also for people who want to build the wealth of their organizations by applying sound, effective, and sustainable improvement strategies. The book provides a comprehensive, high-level overview of specific strategies to achieve continuous improvement objectives by applying Business Process Management methodologies. The author strongly believes that implementation of Lean, Six Sigma, or similar methodologies based on BPM paradigms significantly transform organizations, and dramatically increase their efficiency, effectiveness, and ability to achieve faster business goals and meet customer expectations. The hope is that this book will not only change the way you think about your organization, how it functions, and how it can excel, but that it will also have a profound impact on your life by making it equally successful. Many of the techniques and tools described here can dramatically improve your professional or even private life.

Software Process Improvement Metrics Measurement and Process Modelling

Software Process Improvement  Metrics  Measurement  and Process Modelling
Author: Michael Haug,Eric W. Olsen,Lars Bergman
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2011-06-28
ISBN: 3642566189
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Software Process Improvement Metrics Measurement and Process Modelling Book Excerpt:

C. Amting Directorate General Information Society, European Commission, Brussels Under the 4th Framework of European Research, the European Systems and Soft ware Initiative (ESSI) was part of the ESPRIT Programme. This initiative funded more than 470 projects in the area' of software and system process improvements. The majority of these projects were process improvement experiments carrying out and taking up new development processes, methods and technology within the software development process of a company. In addition, nodes (centres of exper tise), European networks (organisations managing local activities), training and dissemination actions complemented the process improvement experiments. ESSI aimed at improving the software development capabilities of European enterprises. It focused on best practice and helped European companies to develop world class skills and associated technologies to build the increasingly complex and varied systems needed to compete in the marketplace. The dissemination activities were designed to build a forum, at European level, to exchange information and knowledge gained within process improvement ex periments. Their major objective was to spread the message and the results of experiments to a wider audience, through a variety of different channels. The European Experience Exchange ~UR~X) project has been one of these dis semination activities within the European Systems and Software Initiative.~UR~X has collected the results of practitioner reports from numerous workshops in Europe and presents, in this series of books, the results of Best Practice achieve ments in European Companies over the last few years.

Operations Strategy

Operations Strategy
Author: Nigel Slack,Michael Lewis
Publsiher: Pearson Education
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780273637813
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Operations Strategy Book Excerpt:

This new book provides a comprehensive and refreshing insight into the more advanced topic of operations strategy. It builds on concepts from strategic management, operations management, marketing, and human resources. A three-part organization covers the nature, content, and process of operations strategy. For practicing managers.

Strategic Planning in Healthcare

Strategic Planning in Healthcare
Author: Brian C. Martin, PhD, MBA
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2018-11-28
ISBN: 0826164846
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategic Planning in Healthcare Book Excerpt:

4-Star Rating, Doody’s Medical Reviews Strategic Planning in Healthcare: An Introduction for Health Professionals is a practical guide to the theory of strategic planning and the principles of strategic management that apply to all organizational settings, including large healthcare networks, small practices, and public health institutions, among many others. This text provides a solid theoretical framework, supplemented with examples and a common case, which is reinforced by hands-on practical student exercises and chapter-specific worksheets. It examines strategy-making issues from the initial assessment of the organization and competitive landscape, through situational analysis of economic incentives, creation of objectives and measurement, formulation of financial and operational strategies, and the development of mission and goals, effectively allowing students to apply concepts at each stage of the planning cycle. Throughout, this book explains different tactics for implementation and evaluation, the principles of integrating evaluation and control, and other factors that affect competitive positioning and performance in health service organizations. This hands-on text incorporates real-world examples and case studies so that the content can be digested easily in undergraduate and graduate courses alike and can be applied to an individual or group project to encourage application and experiential learning. Written by an experienced strategic planner and educator, this foundational textbook prepares public health students, healthcare administration students, and related health professionals to develop their own effective strategic plans that achieve performance excellence. Key Features: Provides a thorough, step-by-step review of the strategic planning process in healthcare organizations with a strong theoretical framework Detailed case studies using a fictionalized healthcare organization conclude each chapter Includes strategic planning chapter-specific worksheets that allow students to develop a quasi-strategic plan Real-world sample strategic plans from the healthcare industry Access to the downloadable ebook and downloadable chapter worksheets Full Instructor package including an Instructor’s Manual, PPTs, and test bank

Engaging Communities in Museums

Engaging Communities in Museums
Author: David B. Allison
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2019-09-29
ISBN: 1351037048
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engaging Communities in Museums Book Excerpt:

Engaging Communities in Museums is designed for museum professionals who are hungry for information about how to design experiences in partnership with their communities. Providing an overview of the many ways that museums around the world have begun to listen more attentively to their audience, the book highlights the importance of listening to community and discusses the idea of relationship-building as an entry point to relevancy. Drawing on interviews and discussions with museum professionals around the world, as well as tangible, real-world examples, Allison showcases the many ways that museums, both large and small, are actively working with their communities and also provides a roadmap that demonstrates how museum professionals can listen more effectively to their audiences as they craft new experiences. The book also explores the fascinating nexus of community engagement and exhibit and experience development, thus taking museum professionals on a journey of discovery around community responsiveness and attention to audience. Engaging Communities in Museums provides a thorough comparison of development models from disparate venues, making the book a must-read for museum professionals who are looking for purpose and common-sense techniques that can guide their work with the communities that they serve. Students in museum studies courses will also find the text useful as a primer on community engagement in museums.