Lean Impact

Author: Ann Mei Chang
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119506645
Release Date: 2018-10-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Despite enormous investments of time and money, are we making a dent on the social and environmental challenges of our time? What if we could exponentially increase our impact? Around the world, a new generation is looking beyond greater profits, for meaningful purpose. But, unlike business, few social interventions have achieved significant impact at scale. Inspired by the modern innovation practices, popularized by bestseller The Lean Startup, that have fueled technology breakthroughs touching every aspect of our lives, Lean Impact turns our attention to a new goal - radically greater social good. Social change is far more complicated than building a new app. It requires more listening, more care, and more stakeholders. To make a lasting difference, solutions must be embraced by beneficiaries, address root causes, and include an engine that can accelerate growth to reach the scale of the need. Lean Impact offers bold ideas to reach audacious goals through customer insight, rapid experimentation and iteration, and a relentless pursuit of impact. Ann Mei Chang brings a unique perspective from across sectors, from her years as a tech executive in Silicon Valley to her most recent experience as the Chief Innovation Officer at USAID. She vividly illustrates the book with real stories from interviews with over 200 organizations across the US and around the world. Whether you are a nonprofit, social enterprise, triple bottom line company, foundation, government agency, philanthropist, impact investor, or simply donate your time and money, Lean Impact is an essential guide to maximizing social impact and scale.

Lean Startups for Social Change

Author: Michel Gelobter
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781626561519
Release Date: 2015-11-02
Genre: Business & Economics

For years, the lean startup has been revolutionizing both new and established businesses. In this eye-opening book, serial social entrepreneur Michel Gelobter shows how it can do the same for nonprofits. Traditionally, whether creating a new business or a new program, entrepreneurs in all sectors develop a plan, find money to fund it, and pursue it to its conclusion. The problem is, over time conditions can change drastically—but you're locked into your plan. The lean startup is all about agility and flexibility. Its mantra is “build, measure, learn”: create small experimental initiatives, quickly get real-world feedback on them, and use that data to expand what works and discard what doesn't. Using dozens of social sector examples, Gelobter walks you through the process. The standard approach wastes time and money. The lean startup will help your organization vastly increase the good it does.

Cultural Impact on Lean Six Sigma and Corporate Success

Author: Miriam Jacobs
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783658073404
Release Date: 2014-11-14
Genre: Business & Economics

To achieve a better understanding of the influence of National Culture, Corporate Culture and Leadership Style on Lean Six Sigma implementation and Corporate Success a quantitative empirical web-based survey with Lean Six Sigma professionals involved in the social professional network LinkedIn was carried out by Miriam Jacobs. The outcome of this survey suggests, that certain constellations of these five factors are more successful than others. Companies with an almost equal balance across different Leadership Styles and types of Corporate Culture achieve the best results, while companies equipped with a Rational and Hierarchical Corporate Culture in the absence of transformational, participative or supportive leadership are likely to fail.

Rapid Modelling for Increasing Competitiveness

Author: Gerald Reiner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781848827486
Release Date: 2009-06-13
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A Perspective on Two Decades of Rapid Modeling It is an honor for me to be asked to write a foreword to the Proceedings of the 1st Rapid Modeling Conference. In 1987, when I coined the term “Rapid Modeling” to denote queuing modeling of manufacturing systems, I never imagined that two decades later there would be an international conference devoted to this topic! I am delighted to see that there will be around 40 presentations at the conference by leading researchers from aroundthe world, and about half of these presentationsare represented by written papers published in this book. I congratulate the conference organizers and program committee on the success of their efforts to hold the ?rst ever conference on Rapid Modeling. Attendees at this conferencemight?nd it interesting to learn about the history of the term Rapid Modeling in the context it is used here. During the fall of 1986 I was invited to a meeting at the Headquarters of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) in Dearborn, Michigan. By that time I had successfully demonstrated s- eral industry applications of queuing network models at leading manufacturers in the USA. Although in principle the use of queuing networks to model manufact- ing systems was well known in the OR/MS community and many papers had been published,the actual use of suchmodelsby manufacturingprofessionalswas almost nonexistent.

The Lean Practitioner s Field Book

Author: Charles Protzman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439873373
Release Date: 2016-04-05
Genre: Business & Economics

While there are numerous Lean Certification programs, most companies have their own certification paths whereby they bestow expert status upon employees after they have participated in or led a certain number of kaizen events. Arguing that the number of kaizen events should not determine a person's expert status, The Lean Practitioner's Field Book: Proven, Practical, Profitable and Powerful Techniques for Making Lean Really Work outlines a true learning path for anyone seeking to understand essential Lean principles. The book includes a plethora of examples drawn from the personal experiences of its many well-respected and award-winning contributors. These experts break down Lean concepts to their simplest terms to make everything as clear as possible for Lean practitioners. A refresher for some at times, the text provides thought-provoking questions with examples that will stimulate learning opportunities. Introducing the Lean Practitioner concept, the book details the five distinct Lean Practitioner levels and includes quizzes and criteria for each level. It highlights the differences between the kaizen event approach and the Lean system level approach as well as the difference between station balancing and baton zone. This book takes readers on a journey that begins with an overview of Lean principles and culminates with readers developing professionally through the practice of self-reliance. Providing you with the tools to implement Lean tools in your organization, the book includes discussions and examples that demonstrate how to transition from traditional accounting methods to a Lean accounting system. The book outlines an integrated, structured approach identified by the acronym BASICS (baseline, analyze, suggest solutions, implement, check, and sustain), which is combined with a proven business strategy to help ensure a successful and sustainable transformation of your organization.

Think Big Start Small

Author: Achim Kampker
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783662549971
Release Date: 2017-06-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Dieses Buch ist eine Open-Access-Publikation unter einer CC BY 4.0 Lizenz. Das vorliegende Buch handelt in erster Linie von der Erfolgsstory des StreetScooter, dem Elektronutzfahrzeug der Deutschen Post, leitet dabei aber eine neue Managementphilosophie für die Entwicklung von Innovationen ab, indem Entwicklungsprozesse radikal effizienter gestaltet werden. Von den Anfängen des Projekts, zu denen der Slogan „Think Big, Start Small“ besser passt denn je, bis heute, als etablierter Hersteller für elektrisch angetriebene Nutzfahrzeuge, werden die Meilensteine erzählt und immer wieder kommen Protagonisten und Wegbegleiter zu Wort. Dabei wird die Herangehensweise in den Mittelpunkt gestellt, das „einfach mal machen“. Es werden die Zutaten für diesen Erfolg dem Leser nahegebracht, angefangen mit den Protagonisten über die Anforderungen an ein Produkt, das zu möglichst geringen Kosten und in kürzester Zeit auf den Markt gebracht werden soll. Hieraus leiten sich neue Denkansätze für das erfolgreiche Management der Entwicklung von Innovationen ab. This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book primarily tells the success story of the StreetScooter, the electric utility vehicle of the Deutsche Post. At the same time, it derives a new management philosophy for the development of innovations, through a radically more efficient re-conception of the development process. From the beginning of the project – to which the slogan “Think Big, Start Small” fits better than ever – to today, as StreetScooter GmbH is an established manufacturer of electrically powered vehicles, its milestones are recounted along with quotes from protagonists and companions. This places the focus on its fundamental “just do it” approach. Readers are provided with insight into the ingredients for this success, starting with the foundation up to the requirements of a product that had to be brought to market at the lowest cost and in the shortest time possible. This led to new approaches for the successful management of innovation development.

Using Lean for Faster Six Sigma Results

Author: Mark Nash
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1563273438
Release Date: 2006-07-21
Genre: Business & Economics

Lean? Six Sigma? or Lean Six Sigma? Which is the right approach for effective continuous improvement? While much has been written on merging Lean and Six Sigma initiatives, this is the first book to detail a logical alternative - a no-nonsense strategy for maintaining the best of both initiatives without diluting either. In Using Lean for Faster Six Sigma Results, Mark Nash, Sheila Poling, and Sophronia Ward lay out the differences between Lean and Six Sigma, define the distinct power and focus of each, and detail why and how to use them together in a synchronized and complementary way. While Lean focuses on the elimination of waste, Six Sigma addresses variability and reliability. Organizations that initiate Lean early in their continuous improvement efforts create culture change, immediate results, and streamlined processes, paving the way for faster and more effective Six Sigma results. This practical, easy read shows how to choose the right projects, approach, people, and toolset to achieve bottom-line results faster. Readers will benefit from the authors' years of experience implementing Lean with Six Sigma, through detailed case studies from both manufacturing and service companies. If you are struggling with the dilemma of how to integrate Lean and Six Sigma, or deciding which approach to use, read this practical, down-to-earth book to inspire and guide your strategy.

Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care

Author: Gregory P. Marchildon
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442609785
Release Date: 2014-12-03
Genre: Political Science

Through Canadian and international perspectives, Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care explores the management of growing health costs in an extraordinarily complex arena. The book moves beyond previous debates, agreeing that while efficiencies and better value for money may yet be found, more fundamental reforms to the management and delivery of health services are essential prerequisites to bending the cost curve in the long run. While there is considerable controversy over direction and details of change, there also remains the challenge of getting agreement on the values or principles that would guide the reshaping of the policies, the structures, and the regulatory environment of health care in Canada. Leading experts from around the world representing a range of disciplines and professional backgrounds come together to organize and define the problems faced by policy-makers. Case studies from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, the Nordic countries, and industrialized Asian countries such as Taiwan offer useful reform experiences for provincial governments in Canada. Finally, common Canadian cost factors, such as pharmaceuticals and technology, and paying the health workforce, are explored. This book is the first volume in The Johnson-Shoyama Series on Public Policy, published by the University of Toronto Press in association with the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, an interdisciplinary centre for research, teaching, and executive training with campuses at the Universities of Regina and Saskatchewan.

Power of Positive Impact

Author: Love Otuechere
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475945450
Release Date: 2012-09-20
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

"In Power of Positive Impact: Using the Little Things to Make a Difference," Dr. Love Otuechere explains that making a difference enables members of society to realize their full potential to impact others. Making a difference allows us to assist each other in realizing economic recovery. As technology grows and shifts our capabilities to new heights, businesses and educational systems need the positive integration of talent to transition. Sometimes, change begins with a small action, like not buying lunch out for a year and then using that money to help others in need. Much has been written focusing on how to achieve economic recovery in the midst of cutting-edge technology, a global economic meltdown, and the high unemployment rate. However, many have missed the fact that recovery, growth, and economic reform are dependent upon the positive impact of people using whatever materials they have on hand, to transform the lives of others. "Power of Positive Impact "highlights the benefits of doing little things to bring meaning to others' lives, impacting the development of a positive mindset. Accentuating the importance of creating a positive effect on today's society can go a long way toward fulfilling a sense of purpose for each of us in today's ever-changing world.

Implementing a Lean Management System

Author: Thomas L. Jackson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1563270854
Release Date: 1996-03-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Does your company think and act ahead of technological change, ahead of the customer, and ahead of the competition? Thinking strategically requires a company to face these questions with a clear future image of itself. Implementing a Lean Management System lays out a comprehensive management system for aligning the firm's vision of the future with market realities. Based on hoshin management, the Japanese strategic planning method used by top managers for driving TQM throughout an organization, Lean Management is about deploying vision, strategy, and policy at all levels of daily activity. It is an eminently practical methodology emerging out of the implementation of continuous improvement methods and employee involvement. The key tools in the text build on the knowledge of the worker, multi-tasking, and an understanding of the role and responsibilities of the new lean manufacturer.

Motivating People in Lean Organizations

Author: Linda Holbeche
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136377648
Release Date: 2009-11-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Shortlisted for the prestigious Management Consultancies Association (MCA) best management book of the year, 1997. Motivating People in Lean Organizations is the essential guide for managers who need to motivate employees and promote new forms of career development. In organizations that have been delayered, career progression is often stunted. The best talent may jump ship at a time when they're most needed, leaving less capable employees to fill the space. This book focuses on: implementation of motivational strategies, appropriate internal communications, new career development structures, reward and recognition of achievement. Motivating People in Lean Organizations is idea for HR/training managers and directors. Line managers, team leaders and internal communications managers will also find this of great benefit. Linda Holbeche is Director of Research at Roffey Park Management Institute. She has been studying career development in organizations with flatter structures for several years and is the author of Career Development: The impact of flatter structures on careers.

The Impact of Obesity and Nutrition on Chronic Liver Diseases An Issue of Clinics in Liver Disease

Author: Zobair Younossi
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323266659
Release Date: 2014-02-07
Genre: Medical

Internationally renowned experts present topics related to obesity, nutrition, and liver disease in this issue. In the first article, the epidemiology of obesity and its association with liver disease are covered. The following two articles focus on the roles that visceral adipose tissue and microbiota potentially play in the pathogenesis of obesity-related liver disease. The next article focuses on the hepatic pathology seen in patients with obesity-related liver disease and those with malnutrition. The next five articles are focused on NAFLD and provide in-depth data on the natural history and treatment strategies for patients with NAFLD. The next six articles deal with the impact of obesity on other liver diseases and on special populations including children and liver-transplant recipients. The final article provides the most updated information regarding genomics and genetic targets that may provide better prognostic and diagnostic biomarkers and more personalized treatment targets for patients with NAFLD. Cutting-edge information in this issue will help readers gain better understanding of the natural history and pathogenesis of primary and secondary liver diseases associated with obesity. As the information about obesity-related liver disease expands, clinicians will be able to provide more targeted therapeutic options for these patients and develop more accurate diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers.

Reducing Process Costs with Lean Six Sigma and Value Engineering Techniques

Author: Kim H. Pries
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466597631
Release Date: 2012-12-13
Genre: Business & Economics

A company with effective cost reduction activities in place will be better positioned to adapt to shifting economic conditions. In fact, it can make the difference between organizations that thrive and those that simply survive during times of economic uncertainty. Reducing Process Costs with Lean, Six Sigma, and Value Engineering Techniques covers