Ready to implement better, faster, cheaper, more-profitable processes in your organization? Lean Six Sigma Demystified, Second Edition, shows you how to use proven techniques for simplifying, streamlining, and optimizing business practices for maximum productivity and profitability.
Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide covers the fundamental methods and tools of Lean Six Sigma. You’ll get details on reducing defects and deviation, sustaining improvements, and achieving laser-focused process innovations. Measurement systems analysis (MSA), Design for Lean Six Sigma, and statistical tools such as analysis of variance (ANOVA) are also discussed. Clear examples, helpful diagrams, and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam reinforce key concepts.
Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 2 Edition (December 9, 2010)
Author: Jay Arthur
Category: Business Books, Lean Six Sigma Books
The core concepts you expect. The new ideas you want. The pedagogy you need to succeed.
Fundamentals of Corporate Finance’s applied perspective cements understanding of the modern-day core principles by equipping students with a problem-solving methodology and profiling real-life financial management practices—all within a clear valuation framework.
The second edition focuses on new topics and includes an increased emphasis on valuation.
Hardcover: 768 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2nd Edition (January 8, 2011)
Author: Jonathan Berk, Peter DeMarzo and Jarrad Harford
Category: Business Books, Corporate Finance Books
Performance dashboards have become the preferred way for busy executives, managers, and staff to monitor key business metrics at a glance and move swiftly through layers of actionable information to get the insight they need to solve problems quickly, efficiently, and effectively.
Written by Wayne Eckerson, a recognized expert and consultant in the field of business intelligence, —Performance Dashboards, Second Edition shows how performance dashboards focus business people on the right things to do and arm them with relevant information to do things right. Eckerson’s tips, techniques, and practical insights provide a strategic road map to help organizations turbocharge performance management initiatives with dashboard technology to optimize performance and accelerate results.
Hardcover: 318 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 2nd Edition (November 9, 2010)
Author: Wayne W. Eckerson
Category: Business Books, Business Management Books
Managing strategies for professional service firms is an important and complex activity. The main issues in Strategic Management of Professional Service Firms cover the core management principles for service firms in a comprehensive way. Based on current research findings it includes the management of service quality, knowledge and marketing as well as people, organizational and strategic issues. In understanding critical resources managers and partners will be able to effectively develop and exploit them. The book contains practical advice and offers a profound insight into the managerial excellence of service companies.
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Springer; 1st Edition. edition (December 2, 2010)
Category: Business Books, Strategic Management Books
European Business Ethics Casebook
Business cases are at the heart of business ethics as a discipline. Analysis and reflection on the morality of business often is triggered by concrete cases. After four introductory chapters into recent developments within business ethics and the value of case analysis, the present volume offers extensive description of eight recent European cases, mainly stemming from The Netherlands and Belgium and all of them with a clear moral impact.
Among them are the Lernout and Hauspie speech technology disaster, Heineken struggle with the promotion girls selling beer in Cambodia, cartels in the Dutch construction industry, the pharmaceutical industry and the Aids crisis, and Unilever allegedly making use of child labour in the cotton industry in India. The book will be of interest to researchers as well as teachers of undergraduate and graduate courses in Business Ethics, Business in Society, Management and Organisation Theory and Strategic Management. It will also be useful for business practitioners eager to learn about business ethics by means of cases.
Paperback: 182 pages
Publisher: Springer; 1st Edition (January 11, 2011)
Author: Wim Dubbink, Luc van Liedekerke and Henk van Luijk
Category: Business Books
The Failure of Risk Management takes a close look at misused and misapplied basic analysis methods and shows how some of the most popular “risk management” methods are no better than astrology! Using examples from the 2008 credit crisis, natural disasters, outsourcing to China, engineering disasters, and more, Hubbard reveals critical flaws in risk management methods–and shows how all of these problems can be fixed.
The solutions involve combinations of scientifically proven and frequently used methods from nuclear power, exploratory oil, and other areas of business and government. Finally, Hubbard explains how new forms of collaboration across all industries and government can improve risk management in every field.
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (April 27, 2009)
Author: Ian Gilbert
Category: Business Books, Management Books
A critical figure in America’s Cold War intelligence operations, Peter Earnest knows human nature and how to set priorities to stay true to a mission. With this book, Earnest and bestselling author Maryann Karinch demonstrate how core principles of intelligence apply directly to business strategy.
Trust building, loyalty, innovative thinking, using intelligence to support tough decision making, getting the most from human resources all are linchpins of critical business strategy, indispensable to: Vetting, hiring, and training the ideal team Establishing connections with the right people Contingency planning Operating in both friendly and hostile territory Cutting losses at the right time while increasing the overall win ratio With instructive examples from CIA operations and the business world, Business Confidential vividly illustrates the value of the intelligence mindset in today’s unpredictable business landscape.
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: AMACOM (November 17, 2010)
Author: Peter Earnest and Maryann Karinch
Data warehousing. Source data. Business intelligence.
You’ve heard the buzzwords before, but what is your business doing with these priceless mountains of data it generates? Are you using this information properly to gain a competitive edge? Or are you just sitting on it?
Now you can discover how your company can take information created in the general course of business and put it to work to boost corporate performance. Taking a holistic—rather than a technical—approach, Business Analytics for Managers: Taking Business Intelligence Beyond Reporting explores why business analytics (BA) should be important to you, whether you’re in sales, marketing, management, finance, HR, production, or analysis.
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Wiley (July 13, 2010)
Author: Gert Laursen and Jesper Thorlund
What do award-winning companies know about innovative corporate performance management (CPM) that eludes most of today’s executives? How do they organize and conduct themselves to achieve outsized results during the worst recession ever? Learn the secrets to executing strategy effectively in Bob Paladino’s Innovative Corporate Performance Management. The case companies in this book have amassed over 175 prestigious awards and share over 160 CPM best practices—it’s time to add your company’s name to the list.
A global CEO survey reveals the difficulties executives face in trying to keep up with rapid global change. So, what are the core processes and best practices that award-winning commercial, public, and nonprofit enterprises leverage to manage this gap?
From the author of Five Key Principles of Corporate Performance Management—the #1, bestselling CPM book for three years running—this dynamic book offers insights from business leaders who have won the most globally recognized awards in business, as well as:
Hardcover: 415 pages
Publisher: Wiley (November 9, 2010)
Author: Bob Paladino