Strategic Continuous Process Improvement

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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

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Gerhard Plenert, Ph.D., CPIM, has 25+ years of professional experience in quality and change management consulting, including work on Lean and Six Sigma methods. He has 13 years of academic experience, and he published more than 150 articles and nine books, including International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (a United Nations International Trade Center Book – 2005) andReinventing Lean: Introducing Lean Management into the Supply Chain.

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Book Description McGraw-Hill Education - Europe, United States, 2012. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 231 x 155 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Proven strategies for achieving continuous process improvement Strategic Continuous Process Improvement helps you understand the various tools and methodologies available, which tool to use, and when to use it. The book gives you a strategic way to look at continuous process improvement (CPI), the information needed to review a problem, and then properly define its characteristics. From these characteristics, a choice of CPI methodology or methodologies will evolve and emerge. Selecting the right tool will then define the overall success of the CPI process. Reducing inventory! Product leveling! Strategic alignment! Total productive maintenance! Benchmarking! Supply chain collaboration! Statistical sampling! Process management! Eliminating waste! Companies today are faced with a lot of pressures, and are forced to reinvent themselves and keep improving in order to stay in business. But which methodology will work and be foolproof? The choices are often overwhelming, including criteria outlined by the American Society for Quality Six Sigma; The Lean/Toyota Production System; Theory of Constraints; ISO 9000; American Production and Inventory Control Society; and the Supply Chain Council. Too many organizations are failing to be competitive, not because they cannot solve problems, but because they don t know which problems to solve and which tool to use. This book clearly explains how to identify problems and select the appropriate tool(s) to solve them. Strategic Continuous Process Improvement Offers an overview of continuous process improvement (CPI) principles Discusses change management and how to bring commitment to the CPI process at all levels Explains how to develop a CPI plan of action Shows how to create a world class management CPI environment Includes real-world examples from private industry and government sectors describing the specific impact of CPI Helps you understand all the various improvement methodologies available today Presents strategies applicable to both private and government sectors. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780071767187

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