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A New Strategy For Continuous Improvement : 10 Steps to Lower Costs and Operational Excellence - Phillip Slater

A New Strategy For Continuous Improvement

10 Steps to Lower Costs and Operational Excellence

Paperback Published: 15th January 2007
ISBN: 9780831133207
Number Of Pages: 160

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  • Explains the 10 steps to lower cost reduction and how to apply them and in what order.
  • Includes 47 specific 'must do' actions for success.
  • Details the 42 common mistakes people make.
  • Discusses the truth that implementation is a process not just an entry on a Gantt chart.
  • Contains 24 templates and worksheets that help guide your team through the entire process.
  • Provides 20 case studies and real-life examples that can be applied to any business.

Achieving success through continuous improvementp. 1
Getting the most out of this manualp. 7
The importance of cash flowp. 11
Identifying and measuring benefitsp. 15
8 Reasons why operations improvement efforts failp. 17
The new operations improvement cyclep. 21
The 10 steps to lower costs and operational excellencep. 31
Step #1 : get organizedp. 33
Step #2 : apply the fundamentals with Rigorp. 43
Step #3 : focus on function, not costp. 51
Step #4 : identify and focus on the leverage pointsp. 59
Step #5 : limit and prioritize resourcesp. 67
Step #6 : work on the 1%ersp. 75
Step #7 : eliminate duplicationp. 83
Step #8 : question everythingp. 91
Step #9 : take some chancesp. 99
Step #10 : ignore traditionp. 107
The complete picturep. 115
Planning and implementationp. 117
Action planningp. 119
Implementationp. 123
Example - the 10 steps and minimizing inventoryp. 131
Glossaryp. 133
About initiate actionp. 145
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ISBN: 9780831133207
ISBN-10: 0831133201
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 15th January 2007
Publisher: Industrial Press Inc.,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 20.3  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.59