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  • Discover Excellence

    An Overview of the Shingo Model and Its Guiding Principles

    Edited by Gerhard J. Plenert ...
    series The Shingo Model Series
    A facility-wide improvement initiative is expensive in terms of both time and money. Perhaps the most disappointing thing about them is that they often end up as temporary measures that may produce early results but are unsustainable in the long run. The unseen cost is that after they see such initiatives come and go, employees begin to see them as futile, temporary annoyances rather than the ... Read more

    $86.99 AUD

  • A Roadmap to Modern Slavery Compliance and a Sustainable Supply Chain

    The power to bring change, manage risk, improve ESG scores and unlock value.

    Have you heard about Modern Slavery Acts and wondered where to start to become compliant? Do you have a gut feeling that you know next to nothing about your supply chain, other than the name of the factory and perhaps the defect rates on the product you receive? Are you worried that there may be some unsavoury practices hidden away somewhere in your supply chain?If you answered yes to the above ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Phoenix Project

    A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win

    ***Over a half-million sold! And available now, the Wall Street Journal Bestselling sequel The Unicorn Project*******“Every person involved in a failed IT project should be forced to read this book.”—TIM O'REILLY, Founder & CEO of O'Reilly Media**“**The Phoenix Project is a must read for business and IT executives who are struggling with the growing complexity of IT.”—JIM ... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Unicorn Project

    A Novel about Developers, Digital Disruption, and Thriving in the Age of Data

    by Gene Kim ...
    The Phoenix Project wowed over a half-million readers. Now comes the Wall Street Journal Bestselling The Unicorn Project**!**“The Unicorn Project is amazing, and I loved it 100 times more than The Phoenix Project…”—FERNANDO CORNAGO, Senior Director Platform Engineering, Adidas“Gene Kim does a mast... ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Ultimate Sales Machine

    Turbocharge Your Business with Relentless Focus on 12 Key Strategies

    NEWLY REVISED AND UPDATEDThe bestselling business playbook for turbocharging any organization, updated for modern audiences with new and never-before-seen materialEvery single day 3,076 businesses shut their doors. But what if you could create the finest, most profitable and best-run version of your business without wasting precious dollars on a thousand different strategies? When The Ultimate ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Guide to Jim Collins’s Good to Great by Instaread

    by Instaread ...
    PLEASE NOTE: This is a companion to Jim Collins’s Good to Great and NOT the original book.Preview:What does it take to make something—an activity, a work of art, a company—great? What are the factors that distinguish the merely good from the truly great? In Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don’t, Jim Collins offers insight into what makes a business truly great…Inside ... Read more

    $7.32 AUD

  • Traction

    Get a Grip on Your Business

    by Gino Wickman ...
    OVER 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD!Do you have a grip on your business, or does your business have a grip on you?All entrepreneurs and business leaders face similar frustrations—personnel conflict, profit woes, and inadequate growth. Decisions never seem to get made, or, once made, fail to be properly implemented. But there is a solution. It's not complicated or theoretical.The Entrepreneurial Operating ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Kanban

    Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business

    Kanban is becoming a popular way to visualize and limit work-in-progress in knowledge work and information technology. Teams around the world are adding kanban around their existing processes to catalyze cultural change and deliver better business agility. This book answers the questions: What is Kanban? Why would I want to use Kanban? How do I go about implementing Kanban? How do I recognize ... Read more

    $19.23 AUD

  • Industrial Megaprojects

    Concepts, Strategies, and Practices for Success

    Avoid common pitfalls in large-scale projects using these smart strategiesOver half of large-scale engineering and construction projects—off-shore oil platforms, chemical plants, metals processing, dams, and similar projects—have miserably poor results. These include billions of dollars in overruns, long delays in design and construction, and poor operability once finally completed.Industrial ... Read more

    $68.99 AUD

  • The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course: Lean Six Sigma

    series McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Courses
    Use your next three-day weekend to develop valuable Lean Six Sigma skillsWith the integration of Lean and Six Sigma, businesses have a potent tool in the never-ending drive to deliver top-quality service and products. But you don’t need to be a Black Belt to build quality and efficiency into all areas of your operation; you just need The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course: Lean Six Sigma.Sheila Shaffie ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Escaping the Build Trap

    How Effective Product Management Creates Real Value

    by Melissa Perri ...
    To stay competitive in today’s market, organizations need to adopt a culture of customer-centric practices that focus on outcomes rather than outputs. Companies that live and die by outputs often fall into the "build trap," cranking out features to meet their schedule rather than the customer’s needs.In this book, Melissa Perri explains how laying the foundation for great product management can ... Read more

    $30.99 AUD

  • Inviting Disaster

    Lessons From the Edge of Technology

    Combining captivating storytelling with eye-opening findings, Inviting Disaster delves inside some of history's worst catastrophes in order to show how increasingly "smart" systems leave us wide open to human tragedy.Weaving a dramatic narrative that explains how breakdowns in these systems result in such disasters as the chain reaction crash of the Air France Concorde to the meltdown at the ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Procurement Game Plan

    Winning Strategies and Techniques for Supply Management Professionals

    This valuable guide provides an easy-to-follow game plan with strategies for procurement and supply management professionals to improve supplier relationships, secure measurable cost reductions, achieve operational effectiveness and efficiency, and positively impact margins and competitiveness for their organizations. The Procurement Game Plan offers the guidance needed to take the procurement ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD

  • Excel VBA Recipes

    Excel VBA recipes provides a simple, step by step guide to using visual basic within excel as well as providing an in depth resource of useful code that you can immediate copy and paste into your own VBA projects. ... Read more

    $4.30 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Becoming Lean: Practical Steps to Build Competitiveness

    Lean tools and techniques are helping companies across the globe to address competitiveness within their businesses, building the capability of their people to identify issues and improve their operations. Lean is shorthand for focusing on effectiveness and efficiency across all areas of a business. This NuBook provides the basics of Lean to help you on your journey to achieve world-class levels ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Visual MBA

    A Quick Guide to Everything You’ll Learn in Two Years of Business School

    by Jason Barron ...
    Learn an entire two-year MBA programme in a few short hours with this quick and easy-to-read illustrated guideAn MBA is the best way to get ahead in business. The Visual MBA is your shortcut to understanding the vital course principles including:- Marketing- Leadership and Management skills- Accounting- Finance- Strategy- and much more.Skip the fees and save yourself countless hours, this is two y ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Oz Principle

    Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability

    The definitive book on workplace accountability by the New York Times bestselling authors of How Did That Happen?Since it was originally published in 1994, The Oz Principle has sold nearly 600,000 copies and become the worldwide bible on accountability. Through its practical and invaluable advice, thousands of companies have learned just how vital personal and organizational accountability is for ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Summary of The Goal

    by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox | Includes Analysis

    Summary of The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox | Includes AnalysisPreview:The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu Goldratt and Jeff Coxdescribes a process by which an unprofitable manufacturing operation can be madeprofitable. It conveys proven factory turnaround principles through a fictionalstory…PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Summary of High Output Management

    by Andrew S. Grove| Includes Analysis

    Summary of High Output Management by Andrew S. Grove| Includes AnalysisPreview:First published in 1983, High Output Management by Andrew Grove is a management guide based on Grove’s 15 years of managerial experience and knowledge as a co-founder, president, and chief executive of Intel. As Grove emphasizes in a new introduction to the book, globalization and the information revolution have ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Age of Agile

    How Smart Companies Are Transforming the Way Work Gets Done

    An unstoppable business revolution is under way, and it is Agile. Sparking dramatic improvements in quality, innovation, and speed-to-market, the Agile movement has helped companies learn to connect everyone and everything…all the time.With rapidly evolving consumer needs and technology that is being updated quicker than ever before, businesses are recognizing how essential it is to adapt quickly. ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • The High-Velocity Edge: How Market Leaders Leverage Operational Excellence to Beat the Competition

    Second Edition

    Generate Better, Faster Results—Using Less Capital and Fewer Resources!“[The High-Velocity Edge] contains ideas that form the basis for structured continuous learning and improvement in every aspect of our lives. While this book is tailored to business leaders, it should be read by high school seniors, college students, and those already in the workforce. With the broad societal application of ... Read more

    $37.99 AUD

  • Process Mapping, Process Improvement,and Process Management

    by Dan Madison ...
    At last, a simple, well-written survey of process mapping, process improvement, and process management that will help you transform your organization into a world-class competitor. Author Dan Madison explains the evolution of work management styles, from traditional to process-focused, and introduces the tools of process mapping, the roles and responsibilities of everyone in the organization, and ... Read more

    $58.61 AUD

  • Fixing Toyota

    Quality Is Hard--Lean Is Much Harder

    A closer look at Toyota’s quality and lean manufacturing problems–and the powerful lessons and warnings they represent.In the general and business press, Toyota’s quality issues are just that: quality issues. The industrial community wonders if there might be more to it: whether Toyota’s namesake production system (TPS), also called lean manufacturing or just-in-time production (JIT), has been ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • The Guide to Event Management

    A Guide to Setting Up, Planning and Managing an Event Successfully

    by Rus Slater ...
    This book aims to guide you through all the elements you need to consider to make an event go well, avoiding the firefighting, crisis management and squabbling that can erupt if you fail to plan. It will take you through the whole process from setting and agreeing the intention of the event, through clarifying who can make what decisions, through all the different facets of making sure that the ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus