Lean Enterprise Institute publishes new management guide
In his new book, Getting the Right Things Done: A leader's guide to planning and execution, Shingo Prize-winning author and Toyota veteran Pascal Dennis describes the tools, the management system and the behaviors and mental models needed to make strategy deployment work. Also referred to as Hoshin Kanri and policy deployment, strategy deployment is the planning and execution system that Toyota developed to ensure that the company’s strategic objectives drive all of the improvement activities in the rest of the organization.
The book combines a storyline that illustrates a company implementing strategy deployment with a step-by-step approach. It also contains a variety of simple but effective visual tools such as filled-in charts and graphs at every step in the process, dashboards, detailed A3’s and an appendix of blank templates.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey