Information Technology Applications in Lean Systems
As a pioneer in Lean improvement methods, Jim Martin was among the first to suggest that truly successful Lean initiatives are those applied across every facet of an organization, not just on the shop floor. Building on this concept, Martin demonstrates that one of the most effective ways to...
Published August 25th 2009 by CRC Press
Handbook of Research with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations provides a detailed examination of the current methods and theoretical frameworks for conducting research with LGBT populations. Introducing greater nuance in designing and implementing research models for working with...
Published December 18th 2008 by Routledge
Historically, the integration of manufacturing methodologies into the office environment has proven to be problematic. Part of the difficulty lies in the fact that process workflows tend to be globally dispersed and thus rely heavily on information technology. But in complex service systems that...
Published October 29th 2008 by CRC Press
A Study In Human Nature
Series: Routledge Classics
'Is life worth living? Yes, a thousand times yes when the world still holds such spirits as Professor James.' - Gertrude Stein A classic of American thought, William James’ The Varieties of Religious Experience is an extraordinary study of human spirituality in all its forms and one of the most...
Published January 31st 2008 by Routledge
Using Lean Six Sigma to Translate Customer Value through Global Supply Chains
To successfully compete in today’s global marketplace, organizations can and must do more to improve their internal operational efficiencies. Operational Excellence: Using Lean Six Sigma to Translate Customer Value through Global Supply Chains consolidates hundreds of tools and methods into 110 key...
Published December 12th 2007 by Auerbach Publications
Unmasking the Real Shakespeare
The question of who wrote Shakespeare’s plays has been the subject of furious debate among scholars for over 150 years. Everything known about the facts of William Shakespeare’s life seems incompatible with the extraordinary genius of his writing. How could a man who left school at the age of 13,...
Published October 5th 2006 by Routledge
Motion Preservation and Balance
Nonfusion Techniques for the Spine: Motion Preservation and Balance presents information on spine surgery implants and highlights the state of the art in total artificial discs. It addresses the features and benefits of the debate between motion-sparing devices versus motion-eliminating devices and...
Published April 29th 2006 by CRC Press
Policy Transfer and Programmatic Change in the Communist Successor Parties of East Central Europe
Learning from the West? brings insight into political life after the collapse of communism and the fall of the Iron Curtain in the late 1980s. For Communist parties and their successors (CSPs), the challenge was perhaps the greatest – to redefine themselves within new, ‘westernised’ political...
Published November 30th 2005 by Routledge
Terrorism and the New Security Environment, 3rd Edition
This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Asian Security Handbook focuses on the new challenges to security in the Asia-Pacific region presented by international terrorism. It reviews old security realities covered in previous editions, and highlights more recent security issues in the region,...
Published February 27th 2005 by Routledge