Getting and Staying Productive: Applying Swift, Even Flow to Practice

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All kinds of processes - those that make things or deliver services or operate companies - can be made more productive, and society's continued well-being requires it. This book is for all those with a stake in improving how companies run. It introduces the concept of 'swift, even flow' and explains how that concept stands behind popular business tools such as 'lean' principles and Six Sigma. More than that, it shows how swift, even flow can lead to deep, strategic insights and fresh ideas. The book uses many examples, both contemporary and historic, and 16 case studies from all sorts of business situations to demonstrate how swift, even flow can be applied. Services and manufacturing, supply chains and individual operations, product development and outsourcing, strategy and tactics, hourly workers and top level executives - all benefit from this fundamental re-thinking of what it takes to become productive.

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This book is for all those who want to make organizations more productive, such as students of business and thoughtful managers. It introduces 'swift, even flow' and shows how that concept stands behind many of today's popular business tools and how it can lead to deep, strategic insights.

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Roger W. Schmenner is a visiting professor at the Judge School of Business, University of Cambridge. He is also Professor Emeritus of Operations Management and the former Randall L. Tobias Chair at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. He has written three textbooks and consulted for over 80 companies.

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