The A3 Workbook

The A3 Workbook Author Daniel D. Matthews
ISBN-10 9781439834909
Year 2016-04-19
Pages 183
Language en
Publisher CRC Press

Encouraging efficiency, clarity, and disciplined thinking, A3 Problem Solving identifies a problem, describes the objective, and summarizes fact finding and action steps, all on a single A3-sized piece of paper. This approach provides all employees at all levels with a method to quickly identify a problem, analyze it to root cause, select appropriate countermeasures, and communicate necessary actions to decision makers. The A3 Workbook: Unlock Your Problem-Solving Mind is designed to teach A3 Problem Solving to workers at every level of an organization. Uniquely qualified to author this workbook, Daniel Matthews is an expert trainer with 30 years of training experience including Lean implementation and Training within Industry (TWI). Fourteen of those years he spent with the Toyota Company, which created and made use of the A3 as a core component of continuous quality improvement. This workbook provides a practical tool for solving specific problems or for making a specific proposal, while also encouraging the development of a corporate culture that empowers all employees to support continuous improvement. The workbook follows the progression of a basic A3 Problem Solving format, offering instructions every step of the way. To reinforce learning, it includes — Case studies that readers can use to complete A3s Tips on how to improve the readability of A3s Examples of Problem Solving A3s, and a Proposal A3 Exercises to reinforce what’s learned Worksheet templates that can be reproduced for future problem solving An effective problem-solving process is a critical part of implementing efficient business practices and a problem-solving culture is a fundamental component of empowering employees to support business improvements. Both of these components, taken together, can help any organization make continuous improvements on the long journey to creating a more productive and profitable business.

A3 Problem Solving for Healthcare

A3 Problem Solving for Healthcare Author Cindy Jimmerson
ISBN-10 9781563273582
Year 2007-06-11
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Productivity Press

The A3 process is a way to look with "new eyes" at a specific problem identified by direct observation or experience. It offers a structure that begins by always defining the issue through the eyes of the customer. In A3 Problem Solving for Healthcare Cindy Jimmerson explains an essential tool borrowed from the Toyota Production System, which is an extension of work identified with the well-known Value Stream Map. She offers an easy-to-learn problem-solving method that can be used in every aspect of healthcare to identify, understand, and improve processes that don't support workers in doing their good work. In this compelling book you get: The expertise of a recognized industry expert in Lean principles A practical, easy-to-use workbook Concepts illustrated with numerous A3s in various stages of development Explanation of how to extend the VSM philosophy to a more focused perspective An extensive exploration of the A3 problem-solving tool in healthcare—the first book to do so Through case studies and actual A3s, this book illustrates the simplicity and completeness of the A3 tool and its applications to regulatory documentation as well as activities of daily work.

Understanding A3 Thinking

Understanding A3 Thinking Author Durward K. Sobek II.
ISBN-10 9781439814055
Year 2011-03-23
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher CRC Press

Winner of a 2009 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Prize. Notably flexible and brief, the A3 report has proven to be a key tool In Toyota’s successful move toward organizational efficiency, effectiveness, and improvement, especially within its engineering and R&D organizations. The power of the A3 report, however, derives not from the report itself, but rather from the development of the culture and mindset required for the implementation of the A3 system. In Understanding A3 Thinking, the authors first show that the A3 report is an effective tool when it is implemented in conjunction with a PDCA-based management philosophy. Toyota views A3 Reports as just one piece in their PDCA management approach. Second, the authors show that the process leading to the development and management of A3 reports is at least as important as the reports themselves, because of the deep learning and professional development that occurs in the process. And finally, the authors provide a number of examples as well as some very practical advice on how to write and review A3 reports.

Lean Human Resources

Lean Human Resources Author Cheryl M. Jekiel
ISBN-10 9781439813072
Year 2016-04-19
Pages 263
Language en
Publisher CRC Press

Encouraging a long overdue shift in thinking, this book gives managers and executives the means to maximize employee potential by first showing them how to increase the improvement power of their HR departments. Cheryl M. Jekiel, who has been implementing Lean initiatives out of HR offices for 20 years, defines the people-related approaches and practices needed to alter any cultural dynamic that keeps employees from leveraging their peak abilities. She looks at why so many companies allow this sort of waste to exist, how traditional HR departments have not been especially effective in combating waste, and why today’s HR department should be seen differently, as a partner delivering exceptional customer service to employees. Everyone Needs to Learn and Improve Everyone Needs to Participate and Be Involved Ultimately, lasting change requires evolution in an organizational cultural and to achieve such change requires definitive changes in behavior. To ensure that changes are properly paced and effectively put into operation, the book puts forth a proven five-year plan that includes the building of improvement-linked competencies into each job. Everyone Can Lead Lead with the Customer in Mind Lead by Teaching and Coaching Lead by Creating More Leaders A final section is designed especially for CEOs who must address their own views of HR before addressing improvement. They must recognize that Lean HR strategies and methods can be used to create a highly motivating place to work, and that anything less would be a waste of talent. To begin, an organization must realize the value of its HR staff and put it to use implementing improvement that is organic, fundamental, and self perpetuating.

Analysis and Algebra on Differentiable Manifolds A Workbook for Students and Teachers

Analysis and Algebra on Differentiable Manifolds  A Workbook for Students and Teachers Author P.M. Gadea
ISBN-10 9048135648
Year 2009-12-12
Pages 478
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media

A famous Swiss professor gave a student’s course in Basel on Riemann surfaces. After a couple of lectures, a student asked him, “Professor, you have as yet not given an exact de nition of a Riemann surface.” The professor answered, “With Riemann surfaces, the main thing is to UNDERSTAND them, not to de ne them.” The student’s objection was reasonable. From a formal viewpoint, it is of course necessary to start as soon as possible with strict de nitions, but the professor’s - swer also has a substantial background. The pure de nition of a Riemann surface— as a complex 1-dimensional complex analytic manifold—contributes little to a true understanding. It takes a long time to really be familiar with what a Riemann s- face is. This example is typical for the objects of global analysis—manifolds with str- tures. There are complex concrete de nitions but these do not automatically explain what they really are, what we can do with them, which operations they really admit, how rigid they are. Hence, there arises the natural question—how to attain a deeper understanding? One well-known way to gain an understanding is through underpinning the d- nitions, theorems and constructions with hierarchies of examples, counterexamples and exercises. Their choice, construction and logical order is for any teacher in global analysis an interesting, important and fun creating task.

Biblical Hebrew Workbook

Biblical Hebrew Workbook Author A. Vanlier Hunter
ISBN-10 0819157155
Year 1988
Pages 234
Language en
Publisher University Press of America

This work is a simplified introductory grammar of Biblical Hebrew based on the inductive study of selected chapters from the Hebrew Bible: Genesis 22, Genesis 12, Deuteronomy 5, Joshua 24, II Samuel 11-12, Genesis 1, Jeremiah 1, and Psalm 51.

Scientifica Workbook 9

Scientifica Workbook 9 Author David Sang
ISBN-10 9780748791866
Year 2005
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Nelson Thornes

The Scientifica series offers a suite of state-of-the-art textbooks and workbooks perfectly complemented by cutting-edge electronic whiteboard resources, to make Science real, relevant, vibrant and fun. Astound your students with the latest experiments, Ideas & Evidence, a Amazing Sciencea and a Gruesome Sciencea facts.

The TWI Workbook

The TWI Workbook Author Patrick Graupp
ISBN-10 1563273152
Year 2006-02-13
Pages 197
Language en
Publisher Productivity Press

Teaching supervisors how to apply a four-step method for each of the three respective programs of Training Within Industry (TWI), the authors encourage hands-on application of the method to actual jobs and employee problems from their own worksites.

A Workbook on Human Spermatozoa and Assisted Conception

A Workbook on Human Spermatozoa and Assisted Conception Author Sonia Malik
ISBN-10 9789350900017
Year 2012-12-15
Pages 116
Language en

This is the 1st edition of the book A Workbook on Human Spermatozoa and Assisted Conception. The text is comprehensive, updated and fully revised as per the present day requirements in the subject of assisted conception. The book has 17 chapters classified into twelve sections. The first chapter deals with equipments and culture media used in semen analysis. Subsequent two chapters are computer assisted semen analysis which provides a comprehensive description of human semen analysis with the help of well-illustrated diagrams in a user friendly language. A sound foundation of understanding of sperm morphology and semen preparation is provided in the next three chapters giving details of semen ejaculate, semen extract and semen preparation of infected semen sample in simple text and easy to understand illustrations along with recent advances. Oxidative stress test is described in chapter 10. The chapter 11 to 14 deal with different tests done on sperms. Chapter fifteen describes Oocyte spindle imaging system. The chapter 16th and 17th deal with semen banking and vitrification. A comprehensive index is given at last.

Workbook for Organic Synthesis The Disconnection Approach

Workbook for Organic Synthesis  The Disconnection Approach Author Stuart Warren
ISBN-10 9781119965558
Year 2011-08-24
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

One approach to organic synthesis is retrosynthetic analysis. With this approach chemists start with the structures of their target molecules and progressively cut bonds to create simpler molecules. Reversing this process gives a synthetic route to the target molecule from simpler starting materials. This “disconnection” approach to synthesis is now a fundamental part of every organic synthesis course. Workbook for Organic Synthesis: The Disconnection Approach, 2nd Edition This workbook provides a comprehensive graded set of problems to illustrate and develop the themes of each of the chapters in the textbook Organic Synthesis: The Disconnection Approach, 2nd Edition. Each problem is followed by a fully explained solution and discussion. The examples extend the student’s experience of the types of molecules being synthesised by organic chemists, and the strategies they employ to control their syntheses. By working through these examples students will develop their skills in analysing synthetic challenges, and build a toolkit of strategies for planning new syntheses. Examples are drawn from pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, natural products, pheromones, perfumery and flavouring compounds, dyestuffs, monomers, and intermediates used in more advanced synthetic work. Reasons for wishing to synthesise each compound are given. Together the workbook and textbook provide a complete course in retrosynthetic analysis. Organic Synthesis: The Disconnection Approach, 2nd Edition There are forty chapters in Organic Synthesis: The Disconnection Approach, 2nd Edition: those on the synthesis of given types of molecules alternate with strategy chapters in which the methods just learnt are placed in a wider context. The synthesis chapters cover many ways of making each type of molecule starting with simple aromatic and aliphatic compounds with one functional group and progressing to molecules with many functional groups. The strategy chapters cover questions of selectivity, protection, stereochemistry, and develop more advanced thinking via reagents specifically designed for difficult problems. In its second edition updated examples and techniques are included and illustrated additional material has been added to take the student to the level required by the sequel, Organic Synthesis: Strategy and Control. Several chapters contain extensive new material based on courses that the authors give to chemists in the pharmaceutical industry. Workbook for Organic Synthesis: The Disconnection Approach, 2nd edition, combined with the main textbook, provides a full course in retrosynthetic analysis for chemistry and biochemistry students, and a refresher course for organic chemists working in industry and academia.

Think Starter Student s Book

Think Starter Student s Book Author Herbert Puchta
ISBN-10 1107585724
Year 2016-01-07
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Challenge and inspire your teenage learners to think beyond language. Think is a vibrant course designed to engage teenage learners and make them think. As well as building students' language skills, it offers a holistic approach to learning: developing their thinking skills, encouraging them to reflect on values and building self-esteem. Topics are chosen to appeal to and challenge teenagers, firing their imagination and ensuring effective learning. Exam-style exercises and tips help students prepare for Cambridge English Key, Preliminary and First. Informed by the Cambridge English Corpus, the course reflects real language usage and 'Get it right' sections help students avoid common mistakes.