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Product Design for Manufacture & Assembly Revised & Expanded (Second Edition)

Geoffrey Boothroyd, Winston Knight, Peter Dewhurst

2001

082470584X

CRC Press

Product Design for Manufacture and Assembly is the gold standard for mechanical, manufacturing, materials, electrical and electronics, cost, industrial, and quality engineers; product designers; purchasing managers; and cost estimators; and an exceptional text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.

$150

Design for Six SIGMA for Service

Kai Yang

2005

0071445552

McGraw-Hill

“Design for Six Sigma for Service” provides:  working statistical tools for achieving peak performance Money-saving, efficiency-boosting service procedures Measurement, analytical, and problem-solving tools for any service-oriented venue Design, implementation, embedding, and optimization strategies.

$60

Lean Six SIGMA for Service

Michael L. George

2003

0071418210

McGraw-Hill

How to Use Lean Speed and Six SIGMA Quality to Improve Services and Transactions.

$27

Lean Strategies for Product Development

Clifford Fiore

2003

0873896041

ASQ

Achieving Breakthrough Performance in Bringing Products to Market.

$32

Managing the Design Factory

Donald G. Reinertsen

1997

0684839911

Free Press

A compelling model for profitable product development. Don Reinertsen reveals some of the best kept secrets to running a decision and profit based development process. This book will be a key resource for organizations using product development to compete in the competitive dynamic market we all encounter.

$28

The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook

Michael L. George, John Maxey, David T. Rowlands, Michael George, David Rowlands, Mark Price

2004

0071441190

McGraw-Hill

The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook blends Lean and Six Sigma tools and concepts, providing expert advice on how to determine which tool within a “family” is best for different purposes. Packed with detailed examples and step-bystep instructions, it’s the ideal handy reference guide to help Green and Black Belts make the transition from the classroom to the field.

$18

Death by Meeting

Patrick Lencioni

2004

0787968056

Jossey-Bass

A Leadership Fable…About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business

$17

The Innovator’s Dilemma

Clayton M. Christensen

2003

0060521996

Harper Paperbacks

What do the Honda Supercub, Intel’s 8088 processor, and hydraulic excavators have in common? They are all examples of disruptive technologies that helped to redefine the competitive landscape of their respective markets. These products did not come about as the result of successful companies carrying out sound business practices in established markets. In The Innovator’s Dilemma, author Clayton M. Christensen shows how these and other products cut into the low end of the marketplace and eventually evolved to displace high-end competitors and their reigning technologies.

$13

The Innovator’s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth

Clayton M. Christensen, Michael E. Raynor

2003

1578518520

Harvard Business Press

The Innovator’s Dilemma) analyzes the strategies that allow corporations to successfully grow new businesses and outpace the other players in the marketplace. Christensen’s earlier book examined how focusing on profits can destroy even well-run corporations, while this book focuses on companies expanding by being “disruptors” who are able to outpace their entrenched competition.

$22

Essentials of SPC
in the Process Industries

James M. Pruettk,
 Helmut Schneider

1996

1556173911

Instrument Society of America

Designed for those interested in learning the purpose and role of statistical process control in process improvement, this study explores several definitions of quality and the major contributions of pioneers in the quality control field. The relationship between product quality and production cost is stressed. The authors outline key differences between statistical process control and automatic process control, the demands of implementation and the potential benefits.

$45

Understanding Variation

Donald J. Wheeler

2000

0945320531

SPC PRESS

We live in the Information Age, and much of that information comes to us in the form of numbers. But before numerical information can be useful it must be analyzed, interpreted, and assimilated. Unfortunately, teaching the techniques for making sense of data has been neglected at all levels of our educational system. As a result, through our culture there is little appreciation of how to effectively use the volumes of data generated by both business and government. This book can remedy that situation.

$25

Learning to See

Mike Rother and John Shook

1999

0966784308

Lean Enterprise Institute

Value Stream Mapping to Add Value
and Eliminate MUDA (waste)

$60

Seeing the Whole

Dan Jones and Jim Womack

2002

0966784359

Lean Enterprise Institute

The mapping methodology takes managers step-by-step through an improvement process that converts the traditional value stream of isolated, compartmentalized operations into an ideal future-state value stream in which value flows from raw materials to customer in just 6 percent of the time previously needed.

$75

The Goal

Eliyahu M. Goldratt & Jeff Cox

2004

0884271781

North River Press

A Process of Ongoing Improvement.  The Goal is a gripping, fast-paced business novel about overcoming the barriers to making money. You will learn the fundamentals of identifying and solving the problems created by constraints. From the moment you finish the book you will be able to start successfully addressing chronic productivity and quality problems.

$15

The Six Sigma Memory Jogger II

Michael Brassar, Lynda Finn, Dana Ginn, Diane Ritter

2002

1576810445

Goal/QPC

This pocket guide presents forty-one Six Sigma tools including the CTQ (Critical To Quality) Tree, FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis), Kano Model, MSA Measurement Systems Analysis, Process Sigma, regression, SIPOC (Suppliers, Inputs, Process, Outputs, Customers), VOC (Voice of the Customer) Data-Collection System, and y= f (x) formula.

$18

The Design for Six Sigma Memory Jogger

Dana Ginn, Barbara Streibel, Evelyn Varner

2003

157681047X

Goal/QPC

This is a practical book, since is a summary of many techniques and process in order to implement DFSS methodology succesfully.

$28

The Black Belt Memory Jogger

Paul Sheehy, Daniel Navarro, Robert Silvers, Victoria Keyes, Deb Dixon

2002

1576810437

Goal/QPC

A concise reference for use by practitioners and those on the shop floor.

$18

The Lean Enterprise
Memory Jogger

Richard L. Macinnes

2002

1576810453

Goal/QPC

A great tip and synopsis pocket book covering the tools and techniques for lean enterprise.

$13

The GE Work-Out

Dave Ulrich, Steve Kerr,
Ron Ashkenas

2002

0071384162

McGraw-Hill

Filled with effective assessment and decision making tools, The GE Work-Out provides concrete and realistic guidance for anyone who wants to implement Work-Out and break down bureaucracy and hierarchy within an organization.

$22

Lean Transformation: How to Change Your Business into a Lean Enterprise

Bruce A. Henderson
 & Jorge L. Larco

1999

0964660121

Oaklea Publishing

Known in manufacturing among those striving to maximize productivity and create pull-scheduling of production as “the yellow book,” Lean Transformation: How to Change Your Business into a Lean Enterprise is used across the globe by companies as they switch to lean production and management by empowered teams.

$15

Topgrading

Bradford D. Smart

2005

1591840813

Portfolio Hardcover

How Leading Companies Win by Hiring, Coaching, and Keeping the Best People

$20

Boeing Frontiers Magazine

www.boeing.com/news/frontiers/index.html

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Boeing Frontiers is a monthly magazine committed to telling Boeing’s global story and relaying news and information about the company’s strategic transformation.  The magazine is printed the first Friday of each month

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