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Lean In Construction By Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
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Lean Construction is a way to do more and more with less and less; less effort, less equipment, less time and less space whilst providing customers with exactly what they want. A Lean system,... More > process, and organisation is one that is waste free. Lean is not about size or number of people employed. A reduction in employees may cut costs, and eliminate the waste of those employees, but does not decrease the proportion of waste to value adding within the organisation or process. Most waste is through products waiting to be worked on by succeeding activities. Construction is possibly the last frontier for lean. Although manufacturing’s productivity has improved during the last 40 years, the construction industry has experienced a slight decline. Even though the construction world has embraced high-tech tools, we still manage projects the same way we always have, and we are still getting the same poor results. Less than 30 percent of projects come in on time, on budget, and within specification.< Less
Lean Banking By Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
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In response to the recent economy’s woes, banks have placed a growing premium on reducing costs and improving operational efficiencies and many banks have turned to lean programs as a useful... More > tool. Most of these banks will find themselves disappointed, however, because few lean initiatives, in our experience, deliver the expected results. The near and longer-term impact on costs proves to be far less than expected, and any gains in efficiency prove to be either temporary or too limited in scope to make a real difference. There is no fundamental, lasting change in the way the bank conducts its operations and hence little impact on long-term performance. The problem is not with lean itself, however. Indeed, we believe that lean has much to offer banks. The problem lies in the approach and implementation.< Less
An Introduction to Lean By Steven Crowden
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An Introduction To Lean gives full step by step instructions on how to run a lean action work out. In the book we cover:- Who should be at the event, The equipment you need, How to choose the process... More > to review, Step by step instruction in how to build a Value Stream Map (VSM) for a Current State and Future State. The 5 Principals of Lean and the Seven Lean Wastes. This is a comprehensive knowledge building book, showing you everything you need to decide if lean is right for your company.< Less
Lean Accounting By Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
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Lean Accounting supports the principle of eliminating waste and streamlining the business processes to create maximum value. So lean management accounting metrics is all about breaking away from... More > traditional cost accounting cost objects like product or job and is driven by a new cost object 'Value Stream'. As part of lean accounting exercise, we define the scope of value stream cost object and map the business process activities to this cost object. Lean accounting helps organisations going through lean transformation to develop their management accounting systems to support the lean philosophy. Traditional accounting systems (particularly standard costing) result in decisions which are anti-lean.< Less
Lean Accounting By Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
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Lean Accounting supports the principle of eliminating waste and streamlining the business processes to create maximum value. So lean management accounting metrics is all about breaking away from... More > traditional cost accounting cost objects like product or job and is driven by a new cost object 'Value Stream'. As part of lean accounting exercise, we define the scope of value stream cost object and map the business process activities to this cost object. Lean accounting helps organisations going through lean transformation to develop their management accounting systems to support the lean philosophy. Traditional accounting systems (particularly standard costing) result in decisions which are anti-lean.< Less
Lean Business By Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
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Lean business principles lead to processes that minimize waste in delivering products or services to end users. A popular misconception is that lean is suited only for manufacturing. Not true. Lean... More > applies in every business and every process. It is not a tactic or a cost reduction program, but a way of thinking and acting for an entire organisation. Businesses in all industries and services; including healthcare and governments are using lean principles as the way they think and do. From the standpoint of lean thinking, value begins and ends with the customer. Customers require a particular product or service from your business, and you must provide it in the amount necessary and on the customer's schedule. Determining the product or service that provides value to the customer stands as the first task for any business.< Less
Lean Management By Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
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The model of asking the work team to think, to experiment, and to learn from the data, is the model of lean management. It is management that is humble and not arrogant. It is management that... More > observes, encourages, challenges, and learns. It is management that gathers the facts, encourages experimentation, and spreads best practices. It is management that practices what they preach to others. In short, lean management is very much about asking questions and trying things, or encouraging others to try things. Lean management itself is not much about providing the right answer but it is very much about asking the right question.< Less
Lean Management By Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
eBook (ePub): $9.01
The model of asking the work team to think, to experiment, and to learn from the data, is the model of lean management. It is management that is humble and not arrogant. It is management that... More > observes, encourages, challenges, and learns. It is management that gathers the facts, encourages experimentation, and spreads best practices. It is management that practices what they preach to others. In short, lean management is very much about asking questions and trying things, or encouraging others to try things. Lean management itself is not much about providing the right answer but it is very much about asking the right question.< Less
Lean Retailing By Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
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If time is money, then being lean is both. Thanks to mega retailers worldwide, lean principles have rapidly spread to a variety of different manufacturers, such as consumer foods, apparel and... More > food/beverage. Over the past few years, these retailers have dramatically changed how they do business in order to stay competitive in the marketplace. How products are ordered, how inventory is moved throughout distribution centers and barcodes vs. RFID technology for inventory management have all been taken into consideration in order to work as swiftly and efficiently as possible. While lean thinking has been rapidly expanding amongst large manufacturers and retailers, there are still a lot of companies that have hardly implemented any lean concepts. At the end of the day lean is about adding value for customers; but how can companies do that while also reaping in benefits for themselves?< Less
Leaning for Life By Sophie Sellstrom
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Mainly focused on the relationships between society’s inputs into schools and how they affect the outputs of that schooling. After hearing several explanations I couldn't help but try to come... More > up with my own. The first thing that pops into my head when talking about education is learning of course. But for me personally I've always liked to think of school as "fun". The purpose of education should be finding the perfect balance between educating and enjoying. We all know school is not only a mental commitment but also a social one; attending school can be looked at as a way to begin acquiring social skills while building the basis of your intelligence. . Now maybe the "in-between" years aren't as based on knowledge we'll be using for the rest of our lives. However, throughout all of our schooling we're learning beneficial concepts that have tendencies to show up sometime in our future.< Less

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Our World Our World By Deleah Payne
Paperback: $21.60