Making Common Sense Common Practice

Models for Manufacturing Excellence

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Author: Ron Moore

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0080491731

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 478

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Presenting the best practices of the best manufacturing companies in the world, this book presents proven models for achieving world-class performance. Using a case study of a fictional company called Beta International, Moore illustrates how to increase uptime, lower costs, increase market share, maximize asset utilization, apply benchmarks and best practices, and improve many other aspects that ultimately raise your company's performance to the level of world-class. 'Making Common Sense Common Practice' takes a good, hard look at plant design, procurement, parts management, installation and maintenance, training, and implementing a computerized maintenance management system. In discussing the successes and failures of the world's premier manufacturers, Moore outlines a stable path of growth for almost any manufacturing company. In today's tough competitive markets, 'Making Common Sense Common Practice' greatly enhances your company's chance to succeed - and profit. * Third edition features updating plus new sections on innovation, change management, and leadership * Presents proven models for achieving world-class performance based on real-life case histories * Highly readable, concrete style brings the key points to life through a case study of a fictitious organization, Beta International, which runs throughout the book, based on real case histories

Making Common Sense Common Practice 4th Edition

Models for Operational Excellence

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Author: Ron Moore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983874188

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Page: N.A

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An in-depth view into the best practices of the best manufacturing companies in the world. This book presents proven models for achieving world-class performance. Using a case study of a fictional company called Beta International, Moore illustrates how to increase uptime, lower costs, increase market share, maximize asset utilization, apply benchmarks and best practices, ultimately increasing your company's performance. Gain an expert view of plant design, procurement, parts management, installation and maintenance, training, and implementation of a computerized maintenance management system. In discussing the success and failure of the world's premier manufacturers, Moore outlines a stable path of growth for almost any manufacturing company. In today's tough competitive markets, this valuable information greatly enhances your company's chance to succeed and profit.

Making Common Sense Common Practice

Achieving High Performance Using What You Already Know

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Author: Victor R. Buzzotta

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781574441949

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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The business world today is full of buzzwords such as empowerment, teamwork, and continuous improvement. In a desperate attempt to get a jump on the competition, many business leaders are so busy searching for the "next big idea" that something important is being overlooked-common sense! Making Common Sense Common Practice tells you how to get full use of the most powerful management tool around-your own common sense. Learn how to trust yourself when it comes to making leadership decisions and sound judgments. Learn how to take tension that sidetracks high performance and turn it into an energizing, creative force. Learn how to use what you already know! Using five common sense techniques, you will discover how to lead your people to build a high-performance organization. Grounded on the common sense principle that manager-leaders are regulators of tension in the workplace, Making Common Sense Common Practice discusses pragmatic actions that raise and lower tension, keeping it in the constructive, energizing range. These actions are woven into a step-by-step program that result in optimal performance for your organization.

Making Common Sense

Leadership as Meaning-making in a Community of Practice

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Author: Wilfred H. Drath,Charles J. Palus

Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership

ISBN: 1932973516

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 27

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A prevalent way of viewing leadership is as a process of social influence. In this report, the authors offer an alternative perspective: seeing leadership as a process of social meaning-making. The practical and research implications of such a view are considered.

Competing with IT

Leading a Digital Business

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Author: Colin Ashurst

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137269987

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 420

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Competing with IT takes a strategic approach to managing the realization of benefits from IT. With a benefits-led approach it emphasizes IT as an enabler of business innovation and a means to create value for customers, employees and other stakeholders, which as a result create value for the organization and deliver competitive advantage. Designed specifically for the needs of MBA students, this succinct introductory text provides insight into key principles and offers guidance on how to succeed in practice by building a leadership 'toolkit' for the strategic management of projects and the overall IT portfolio. Underpinned by sound MA26 theory and linked to best practice it is the ideal MBA course text. • Allows students to apply their knowledge and explore real-world issues through case studies and examples • Brings together benefits-led and agile approaches to projects in an innovative framework • Combines extensive practical experience with the latest MA26 thinking and research

Educating for Creativity

A Global Conversation

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Author: Robert Kelly

Publisher: Brush Education

ISBN: 1550594133

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Bringing creativity into mainstream educational practice has become a mantra among educators. But what does creative practice in education really look like? Take a journey with educator and artist Robert Kelly to the most innovative schools on the planet to witness creative practice in action, with examples from early childhood to post-secondary levels. Through stories and real-life examples, discover the techniques of global leaders in creativity and design thinking, including India's Riverside School, Denmark's Kaospilots, and San Francisco's Brightworks. Educating for Creativity provides a theoretical framework for creative practice and creative development alongside a practical exploration of how to make creativity in education work from pioneers in the field.

Customer Mania!

It's Never Too Late to Build a Customer-Focused Company

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Author: Kenneth Blanchard,Jim Ballard,Fred Finch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743270281

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 195

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Uses the success of the world's largest restaurant chain to explain how a company of any size can develop a unified, people first, customer-oriented approach to doing business.

Selecting the Right Manufacturing Improvement Tools

What Tool? When?

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Author: Ron Moore

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080468195

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

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Selecting the Right Manufacturing Improvement Tools offers an easy-to-read and comprehensive review of the most important current industrial improvement tools that every manufacturing or industrial executive, operational manager or engineer needs to know, including which tool to use for a particular type of manufacturing situation. But his book goes beyond a simple comparison of improvement tools to show how these tools can be implemented and supported. Instead, it offers a broader strategic explanation of how they relate to one another, and their relative strengths and weaknesses in the larger context of the entire enterprise. It demonstrates how to use these tools in an integrated way such that they are not just be viewed as another “program of the month or management fad. Selecting the Right Manufacturing Improvement Tools guides the use of these individual management tools within the need for aligning the organization, developing leadership, and managing change, all for creating an environment where these tools will be more successfully applied. Provides an excellent review of the most popular improvement tools and strategies - Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, including 5S, Kanban, Quick Changeover, and Standardization, Total Productive Maintenance, Six Sigma, Supply Chain Management, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance (or Condition Monitoring), and Root Cause Analysis. Illustrates the use of each tool with case studies, using a fictitious company called "Beta International," which continues its journey to business excellence from author's previous book, Making Common Sense Common Practice Describes the foundational elements necessary for any tool to work - leadership, organizational alignment and discipline, teamwork, performance measurement, change management, and the role of innovation. Concludes with a recommended hierarchy for the use of the various tools, and provides enough information so that individual circumstances and issues can be related to these improvement tools, making better decisions and having greater business success.

Benefits Realization from Information Technology

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Author: C. Ashurst

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230360823

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 199

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Drawing on the author's recent and ongoing research this book explores how to build the organizational capability to realise the strategic potential of information technology. It tackles the gap between theory and practice and how to gain wider adoption of successful socio-technical and benefits-driven approaches to investments in IT.

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Rethinking School Change

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Author: Joe Dawidziak

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1607095610

Category: Education

Page: 136

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School change can be rough around the edges and extremely difficult and contentious in the beginning, especially if it is not initiated in the correct manner. Whether the transition to change is very rough or very smooth, if you can survive the initial implementation and the actual process that follows, the end can be a hugely successful and beautiful thing.