Child Welfare: Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

Child Welfare: Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

by Nick Frost
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415312531

ISBN-13: 9780415312530

Pub. Date: 12/28/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The next step in the evolution of the organizational quality field, Lean Six Sigma (LSS) has come of age. However, many challenges to using LSS in lieu of, in conjunction with, or integrated with other quality initiatives remain. An update on the current focus of quality management, Quality Management for Organizations Using Lean Six Sigma Techniques covers the

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The next step in the evolution of the organizational quality field, Lean Six Sigma (LSS) has come of age. However, many challenges to using LSS in lieu of, in conjunction with, or integrated with other quality initiatives remain. An update on the current focus of quality management, Quality Management for Organizations Using Lean Six Sigma Techniques covers the concepts and principles of Lean Six Sigma and its origins in quality, total quality management (TQM), and statistical process control (SPC), and then explores how it can be integrated into manufacturing, logistics, and healthcare operations. The book presents the background on quality and Lean Six Sigma (LSS) techniques and tools, previous history of LSS in manufacturing, and current applications of LSS in operations such as logistics and healthcare. It provides a decision model for choosing whether to use LSS or other quality initiatives, which projects should be selected and prioritized, and what to do with non-LSS projects. The author also details an integration model for integrating and developing integrated LSS and other quality initiatives, and common mathematical techniques that you can use for performing LSS statistical calculations. He describes methods to attain the different Six Sigma certifications, and closes with discussion of future directions of Lean Six Sigma and quality. Case studies illustrate the integration of LSS principles into other quality initiatives, highlighting best practices as well as successful and failed integrations. This guide gives you a balanced description of the good, bad, and ugly in integrating LSS into modern operations, giving you the understanding necessary to immediately apply the concepts to your quality processes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415312530
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Series:
Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare Series
Pages:
1592
Product dimensions:
0.62(w) x 0.92(h) x 4.10(d)

Table of Contents

Volume I: The History of Child Welfare 1. Historical Perspectives on the Family 2. Historical Perspectives on Childhood 3. The Emergence of Philanthropy 4. The Interventionist State Volume II: Theoretical and Legal Perspectives 5. Theories of Childhood 6. Theories of the Family 7. The State and the Child 8. Legal Codes and Approaches Volume III: Child Welfare Practice 9. Approaches and Controversies 10. Children in the Home 11. Children away from Home 12. Children on the Street Volume IV: Child Welfare Research 13. Methodological Issues 14. Children in the Home 15. Children Away from Home 16. Children in the Street

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