Come superare l’impasse in cui è caduto il sistema industriale italiano? Come affrontare con successo tutte le difficoltà e i problemi davanti a cui si trovano le grandi imprese nazionali? Come farle diventare realmente competitive in un mercato globale quale quello attuale? Galgano trova una semplice risposta a tutte queste domande leggendo una possibile soluzione nell’applicazione del Sistema Toyota (la Lean Production) all'interno delle organizzazioni.
Lean Transformations for Small and Medium Enterprises: Lessons Learned from Italian Businesses summarizes two decades of research, teaching, and practice on lean thinking. Based on quantitative analysis of 100 cases of Lean transformations and 20 in-depth case studies of successfully transformed SMEs, it explains how to undertake lean transformations that lead to operational and financial performance improvement, and uses the Lean Transformation Framework --conceptualized by John Shook at the Lean Enterprise Institute—as a practical approach to design and de-risk the transformation process. SMEs’ leaders wishing to undertake and sustain a lean transformation must: Make a serious and lasting commitment to transform, avoiding the temptation to change course of action; Choose accurately the value streams that require improvement as defined by strategy deployment; Build capabilities to sustain the transformation; Lead by example by going to gemba and creating a culture of respect for people that goes beyond the visible devices and artifacts of Lean tools.
Have you ever solved problems which then recur again and again? Have you ever thought about the benefits you may have from learning a practical approach to clarify complex scenarios? Do you know the rule to build up effective countermeasures? APS is now in its second edition with more content and more examples. Aps is the Methodology of Problem Solving which combines an easy application to real problems and an outstanding effectiveness in finding reliable solutions to avoid the same problems from recurring in the future. The book takes the readers through the methodology by directly working on their own problems, with a lot of real examples and useful check points. Applied Problem Solving collects years of experience of those who have had to use and adapt methods of problem solving in order to achieve operational excellence and management successes. This whole experience has been transformed into a robust mental pathway full of insights, ideas and innovative models useful to apply the art of Problem Solving. The application of Problem Solving needs innovative approaches and methods that this volume aims to present in a clear, concise and effective way, also with the aid of several case studies borrowed from different real every-day life scenarios.
Nelle Strutture Sanitarie italiane, lo «Zero Difetti» è ancora lontano. Come dimostrano i successi nelle strutture americane, con il Sistema Toyota si può ridurre gli sprechi e migliorare la qualità dei servizi. È una rivoluzione basata su due strumenti, «la Mappa del Flusso del Valore» e «la Settimana Kaizen», per un miglioramento rapido e continuo.
Provides information on PC maintenance and repair, covering such topics as system restore, using tech support, startup noises, a slow PC, finding lost files, Internet connections, changes in Windows Vista, Windows event logs, and computer shutdown.
Radical Project Management introduces eXtreme Project Management (xpm), the first radically new approach to project management in decades! Traditional project management is inward looking, static, and doesn't respond to rapid, constant change. xpm looks outward to stakeholders, management, and clients, and thoroughly involves them in an agile process that assumes everything will change. Rob Thomsett presents xpm from start to finish and introduces every tool and technique you need to make it work in your organization.
The Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook has been the standard for engineers involved in the design, selection, and operation of gas turbines. This revision includes new case histories, the latest techniques, and new designs to comply with recently passed legislation. By keeping the book up to date with new, emerging topics, Boyce ensures that this book will remain the standard and most widely used book in this field. The new Third Edition of the Gas Turbine Engineering Hand Book updates the book to cover the new generation of Advanced gas Turbines. It examines the benefit and some of the major problems that have been encountered by these new turbines. The book keeps abreast of the environmental changes and the industries answer to these new regulations. A new chapter on case histories has been added to enable the engineer in the field to keep abreast of problems that are being encountered and the solutions that have resulted in solving them. Comprehensive treatment of Gas Turbines from Design to Operation and Maintenance. In depth treatment of Compressors with emphasis on surge, rotating stall, and choke; Combustors with emphasis on Dry Low NOx Combustors; and Turbines with emphasis on Metallurgy and new cooling schemes. An excellent introductory book for the student and field engineers A special maintenance section dealing with the advanced gas turbines, and special diagnostic charts have been provided that will enable the reader to troubleshoot problems he encounters in the field The third edition consists of many Case Histories of Gas Turbine problems. This should enable the field engineer to avoid some of these same generic problems
Author: Maurizio Ferraris
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Positive Realism could be seen as the "sequel" to Maurizio Ferraris' Manifesto of New Realism and Introduction to New Realism. The focus here is the other side of unamendability: a notion, described in his previous books, according to which reality is "unamendable", it cannot be corrected at will. This "resistance" of the real is what ultimately tells us that, in opposition to the claims of post-Kantian philosophy, the world is not a result of our conceptual work: if it were so, our power over reality would be much greater. Now, the often disappointing limits that the real sets against our expectations are also a resource: and this is the key point of the present book. Things exist, and therefore undoubtedly resist us, but in doing so they offer affordances, resources, opportunities. And that the greatest opportunity, which underlies all the other ones, is the fact that we share a world that is far from liquid: on the contrary, it provides the solid ground on which everything rests, starting from our happiness or unhappiness.
Engineer, manager, executive, author and lecturer, Dr. Joseph M. Juran compiles the first-ever international history on managing for quality. Focusing on the elements of quality management common to all industries, this volume illustrates the immense effect that quality, and its evolution, has had on civilization over the centuries. Juran brings together a richly diverse group of authors, each one a renowned authority in the field of quality management. Each of the 17 stand-alone chapters describes how managing for quality evolved in a specific geographical area and during a specific time frame of human history. Juran summarizes this historical profile with a final chapter that identifies and traces worldwide trends, derives lessons learned over history, and suggests likely directions in managing for quality for the next century.
Previously published in hardcover by Blue Rider Press.
The book presents an overview of the International practices and state-of-the-art of LCA studies in the agri-food sector, both in terms of adopted methodologies and application to particular products; the final purpose is to characterise and put order within the methodological issues connected to some important agri-food products (wine, olive oil, cereals and derived products, meat and fruit) and also defining practical guidelines for the implementation of LCAs in this particular sector. The first chapter entails an overview of the application of LCA to the food sector, the role of the different actors of the food supply chain and the methodological issues at a general level. The other chapters, each with a particular reference to the main foods of the five sectors under study, have a common structure which entails the review of LCA case studies of such agri-food products, the methodological issues, the ways with which they have been faced and the suggestion of practical guidelines.
Author: Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"Former vice president Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz Cheney explain the unique and indispensable nature of American power, reveal the damage done by President Obama's abandonment of this principle, and show how America can and must lead again"--
The Oxford Handbook of the Italian Economy Since Unification provides, for the first time, a comprehensive, quantitative "new economic history" of Italy.