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Strategic Continuous Process Improvement

Author : Gerhard Plenert
ISBN : 9780071767194
Genre : Business & Economics
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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

Continuous Quality Improvement In Higher Education

Author : John R. Dew
ISBN : 0275983897
Genre : Education
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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.

Continuous Process Improvement Transformation Guidebook

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ISBN : OCLC:318690733
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DoD is achieving significant performance improvements in its full range of activities from operations to human resources management and logistics management with the major focus on improving the support for the warfighter customer through the application of Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) concepts and tools. DoD CPI is a strategic approach for developing a culture of continuous improvement in the areas of reliability, process cycle times, costs in terms of less total resource consumption, quality, and productivity. In DoD, CPI comprises the application of a broad range of tools and methods, such as Lean, Six Sigma, and Theory of Constraints (TOC). For example, the Air Force applied CPI to improve its medical referral management process and reduced the flow time on provider authorizations from 97 hours to 1 hour; the Army used a Lean approach to increase the mean time between overhaul (MTBO) for T700 helicopter engines by 300 percent; the Navy reduced the cycle time for F404 jet engines by 78 percent in 2 years; and the Marine Corps applied TOC tools to reduce the repair cycle time for CH-46 helicopters by 40 percent. The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) reduced interest payments and administrative lead times on a major support contract by 10 percent through Lean and Six Sigma techniques. DLA is currently applying these techniques to improve Common Access Card (CAC) issuance rates. These successes, and many others like them, demonstrate DoD's ability to apply world-class, best-of-breed practices to meet a wide range of operational requirements. These outstanding achievements are only the beginning. As Secretary England's memo indicates, this guidebook is designed to facilitate CPI success by codifying experiences to date that have produced the best result.

Hoshin Kanri

Author : David Hutchins
ISBN : 9781317121237
Genre : Business & Economics
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The results of the quality revolution have been mixed. Global competition has elevated the most successful companies, in terms of providing goods and services, but even then initiatives such as total quality, business process re-engineering and Six Sigma have been heralded as the solution, only to have been replaced with the next 'big thing' when it came along. Hoshin Kanri is not the next big thing in quality, it is a strategic approach to continuous improvement that provides a context for all of the individual elements such as Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing. David Hutchins' Hoshin Kanri shows you how to develop a dynamic vision for continuous improvement; to implement effective policies to support it; to link key performance indicators to Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing and Kaizen and to sustain a strategy-led programme for improving business performance.

A Guide To Continuous Improvement Transformation

Author : Aristide van Aartsengel
ISBN : 9783642359040
Genre : Business & Economics
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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".​

The Certified Quality Improvement Associate Handbook Third Edition

Author : Russell T. Westcott
ISBN : 9780873898904
Genre : Business & Economics
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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 (

Out Of The Present Crisis

Author : Terence T. Burton
ISBN : 9781466504424
Genre : Business & Economics
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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

Author : Mark A. Smylie
ISBN : 9781412936897
Genre : Education
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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.

Cpi Continuous Process Improvement A Clear And Concise Reference

Author : Gerardus Blokdyk
ISBN : 0655434631
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What is Effective CPI continuous process improvement? Has the direction changed at all during the course of CPI continuous process improvement? If so, when did it change and why? What are the business goals CPI continuous process improvement is aiming to achieve? How are the CPI continuous process improvement's objectives aligned to the organization's overall business strategy? Who will provide the final approval of CPI continuous process improvement deliverables? This valuable CPI continuous process improvement self-assessment will make you the credible CPI continuous process improvement domain auditor 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 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.

Continuous Process Improvement

Author : Richard Y. Chang
ISBN : 1883553067
Genre : Production management
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