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Sunday, May 19

6:15 – 8 p.m. 

Three leading authors have offered the IIE Annual Conference the opportunity to organize a book signing event during the Sunday Welcome Reception. They will be pleased to sign their most recent works on Creating a Lean and Green Business System: Techniques for Improving Profits and Sustainability' by Keivan Zokaei, Hunter Lovins, Andy Wood and Peter Hines; Design for Six Sigma in Product and Service Development: Applications and Case Studies by Beth Cudney and Sandra Furterer and Enterprise Growth Strategy - Vision, Planning and Execution by Dhirendra Kumar. Be one of the first to receive a personalized copy of these recommended works!

This book signing event is brought to you by the Society for Engineering Management Systems (SEMS). 

Creating a Lean and Green Business System
Author: Keivan Zokaei, Hunter Lovins, Andy Wood, and Peter Hines
Publisher: CRC Press

Creating a Lean and Green Business System is packed with case studies and examples of companies going lean and green simultaneously. The book reminds us that there’s so much more to ‘lean’ than simply cutting waste and reducing costs to protect the bottom line. Indeed, the authors suggest that those companies that obsess about waste and cost reduction, to the exclusion of all else, will never secure the profound cultural changes on which true success increasingly depends. Numerous "firsthand" examples from companies such as Toyota, Marks and Spencer, MAS, Tesco, Wal-Mart, Adams and many more are provided which illustrate that being lean and truly green is not just about saving money, but about continuous value enhancement for the whole of society. At a time when many organizations seem to be void of systematic methods for continuous and profitable green improvements, the authors put forward practical guidelines for organizations to design their lean and green journey to eliminate wastes and to generate sustainable value while becoming ever more profitable. Case studies are used to shed light on the key aspects of lean and green from strategy to operations and from people engagement to supply chain management. The authors also provide an up to date overview of Toyota’s latest achievements: becoming green by putting into practice the mantra of Monozukuri. Each case study is underpinned by a great deal of research and include an up to date environmental benchmark of the auto sector. 

Creating a Lean and Green Business System has a framework, an overview of tools and techniques, and many case studies showing how companies can, not only, reduce environmental footprints, but also improve service to customers and reduce costs at the same time. Today, far too many environmental management systems and green interventions are skewed in the direction of one-off technical fixes, end of pipe solutions involving limited number of people and scattered improvements which hardly leave a lasting cultural change. This is a book about how to change that all together in favor of profitable and sustainable change. 

Enterprise Growth Strategy - Vision, Planning and Execution
Author:  Dhirendra Kumar
Publisher: Gower 

Enterprise Growth Strategy presents the total process of a growth strategy. Dr. Kumar is an engineer who entered the academic world following a long career in manufacturing business and has since taught almost every aspect of business and management. The "growth strategy" concept he has developed is comprehensive and manifestly practical. 

Dr. Kumar describes mechanisms by which businesses can gain market share; develop, modify, or upgrade products; acquire new or expand existing businesses; transform resources to increase revenue and profitability; reduce cycle time; and empower business associates. Quality concepts – market growth, financial and core competency – are outlined and a variety of growth strategy tools presented. The relationship between continuous improvement metrics and business growth metrics is explained and their relevance to financial performance examined. Examples and case studies are presented to illustrate how different business areas such as sales and marketing; product development; operations; support services; and the finance function, contribute. Leadership responsibilities, employee participation in the execution of growth strategy, culture and change issues are also discussed. 

Business leaders, managers and consultants, academics and teachers, as well as higher level students on business-related courses will find enormous value in this book. It is unusual, if not unique, in presenting the total process from vision to mission, to development of a growth strategy, implementation of initiatives, use of tools, and measurement of both operational and financial outcomes. 


Design for Six Sigma in Product and Service Development: Applications and Case Studies
Elizabeth A. Cudney and Sandra L. Furterer
Publisher: CRC Press  

Real-world examples and hands-on experience are invaluable resources when learning how to use new methods and tools, whether in training or in a classroom. Yet there are very few books on design for Six Sigma (DFSS) that provide the practical knowledge required to be up and running quickly. Until now. Design for Six Sigma in Product and Service Development: Applications and Case Studies provides step-by-step analysis and practical guidance on how to apply DFSS in product and service development.

The book discusses the DFSS roadmap and how it is linked to methodologies, including organizational leadership, product development, system integration, critical parameter management, voice of the customer, quality function deployment, and concept generation. The chapter authors provide real-world case studies that demonstrate how the application of DFSS has significantly improved meeting customer requirements. They follow the Identify-Define-Design-Optimize-Validate (IDDOV) structure for new product or service development. Examples of tools covered include quality function deployment, voice of the customer, Pugh concept selection, ideal function, failure modes and effects analysis, reliability, measurement systems analysis, regression analysis, and capability studies, among others.

Clearly outlining the tools and how to integrate them for robust product and service design, the case studies can be used by industry professionals and academics to learn how to apply DFSS. The book gives you hands-on experience in a safe environment, where experienced Black Belts and Master Black Belts act as mentors and prepare you to touch actual data and make decisions when embarking on real-world projects. Even after you’ve mastered the techniques, the breadth and depth of coverage contained in this book will make it a vital part of your toolkit.


Using Hoshin Kanri to Improve the Value Stream
Elizabeth A. Cudney
Publisher: Productivity Press

In Using Hoshin Kanri to Improve the Value Stream, leading lean and quality expert Elizabeth Cudney constructs a complete how-to guide that any organization can employ to start a Lean effort correctly and keep it on track. Rooted in practical examples garnered over years of hand-on practice, she illustrates the key principles of lean and value, and then shows you how to put them to work.

Cudney points out that organizations often fail at improvement because they go after symptomatic problems rather than the faulty system-wide processes at the root of those problems. She shows you how to avoid this common misstep by using value stream mapping to create a current-state map. Done properly, this map will help everyone in your organization come to understand just how they deliver value to customers and where flawed processes cause them to fall short.

The next step is to create a future-state map that defines best processes. While that may seem easy, reaching the goals of future-state maps requires a highly disciplined effort. At this point, Hoshin Kanri -- the art of policy deployment – can make a crucial impact. Hoshin Kanri encourages a systems approach that focuses on the long-term strategy of an organization. As much as defining a methodology, it inspires a positive mindset within your organization by starting with improvements that affect flow across the entire organization. In addition to improving the delivery of value, changes with broad impact will catch people’s attention, encourage their involvement and increase the momentum of improvement.

Chapter by chapter, this book defines the key tools, such as Six Sigma, 5S, and mistake proofing, that your organization can employ to initiate needed process improvements.


Implementing Lean Six Sigma throughout the Supply Chain: The Comprehensive and Transparent Case Study
Authors: Elizabeth A. Cudney and Rodney Kestle
Publisher: Productivity Press

Explanations of theory, lists of rules, and discussions of procedure are the basis of learning the lean Six Sigma, however without a visceral understanding of the application of this powerful system in various circumstances the knowledge remains, at best, conjecture. Detailed examination of case studies that take real-world variables into account is the only way to truly master Lean Six Sigma.

Providing a comprehensive Lean Six Sigma case study from start to finish, Implementing Lean Six Sigma throughout the Supply Chain: The Comprehensive and Transparent Case Study employs the Define—Measure—Analyze—Improve—Control (DMAIC) process used in today’s retail industry.

Going far beyond the brief overview found in current texts, this interactive case study presents all of the data used by a team as they implement Lean Six Sigma in a distribution center. It details their decision-making rational, thus allowing the reader to extrapolate and implement the same analyses and conclusions in their own settings.

An interactive CD accompanies the book and contains all of the numerous graphs, charts, tables, and data analyses provided in the text. It provides PowerPoint training slides and easily accessible data sets that correspond to the figures in the book, as well as a full Glossary and reference guide to commonly used Lean and Six Sigma terms.

Providing a clear link between all of the Lean Six Sigma tools and their application in a real-world setting, indispensable training tool gives the all-important, rubber-meets-the-road understanding needed to start you on your Lean Six Sigma journey.