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  • Gouvernance et appropriation locale du développementby Jacques Fisette; Marc Raffinot

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2010; US$ 16.99

    La gouvernance représente l'une des plus importantes innovations conceptuelles des quinze dernières années dans le discours de l'aide au développement. A-t-elle pour autant transformé les pratiques? A-t-elle conduit à une plus grande appropriation locale des enjeux du développement? Ces questions sont débattues autour de trois thèmes : les nouveaux... more...

  • Profit Buildingby Perry J Ludy

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2000; US$ 27.95

    IMPROVING PROFIT is the number one objective of business leaders, yet most do not truly understand how to move beyond the basics when it comes to cost reduction for profit improvement. Typically, a company's response to reducing cost is to reduce the workforce. People are laid off in large numbers and dollars are saved-or so it seems. This is a mistake,... more...

  • Staying Leanby Peter Hines; Pauline Found; Gary Griffiths; Richard Harrison

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 45.95

    The first edition of this highly acclaimed publication received a Shingo Research and Professional Publication Prize in 2009. Explaining how to create and sustain a Lean business, it followed Cogent Power?s first two Lean Roadmaps along their journey. Since then, much has changed. Several members of Cogent Power?s senior management have moved... more...

  • Value Stream Designby Klaus Erlach

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 169.16

    This practical book gives detailed instructions how to use value stream mapping to analyse and optimize production, even in difficult cases. It is the first book to describe the core method of lean production (value stream mapping) in a very systematic way. more...

  • Beyond the Low Cost Businessby Josep Francesc Valls Giménez

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 110.00

    Clients are consistently demanding lower prices at the time of each purchase and companies can only react by reducing costs. This volume shows that the only way to do this, is to reinvent the business model. New consumers, new pricing, new brands, new strategies. more...

  • Principles and Standards for Benefit–Cost Analysisby Scott Farrow; Richard O. Zerbe

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    Benefit - cost analysis informs which policies or programs most benefit society when implemented by governments and institutions around the world. This volume brings together leading researchers and practitioners to recommend strategies and standards to improve the consistency and credibility of such analyses, assisting analysts of all types in achieving... more...

  • Six Sigma+Lean Toolsetby Stephan Lunau; Renata Meran; Alexander John; Christian Staudter; Olin Roenpage

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 29.31

    Das Six Sigma +Lean Toolset ist eine umfassende Sammlung aller für die Verbesserung von Prozessen notwendigen Werkzeuge, die für die Projekt- bzw. Workshoparbeit benötigt werden. Alle Werkzeuge sind in einer klaren und übersichtlichen Struktur abgebildet und durch Beispiele und Anwendungstipps ergänzt. Die Chronologie entspricht dem Vorgehen eines... more...

  • Productivity or Employment: Is It a Choice?by Andrea De Michelis; Marcello M. Estevão; Beth Anne Wilson

    International Monetary Fund 2013; US$ 9.00

    Traditionally, shocks to total factor productivity (TFP) are considered exogenous and the employment response depends on their effect on aggregate demand. We raise the possibility that in response to labor supply shocks firms adjust efficiency, rendering TFP endogenous to firms' production decisions. We present robust cross-country evidence of a strong... more...

  • The Shifting Structure of China's Trade and Productionby Li Cui; Murtaza H. Syed

    International Monetary Fund 2007; US$ 9.00

    This paper uses disaggregated trade data to assess how the expansion of China's production capacity and its changing production structure may be affecting its trade linkages with other countries. It finds that China is moving away from traditional assembly operations in its processing activities and its exports have started to rely more on domestically... more...

  • The Lean CFOby Nicholas S. Katko

    CRC Press 2013; US$ 41.95

    This book is not about debits, credits, or accounting theory. Instead, it describes how a chief financial officer (CFO) becomes a Lean CFO by leading a company in developing and deploying a Lean management system. The finance team, business executives, and Lean leaders will all benefit from its forward-thinking improvement approach. Explaining why... more...