How to Succeed with Continuous Improvement: A Primer for Becoming the Best in the World

How to Succeed with Continuous Improvement: A Primer for Becoming the Best in the World

by Joakim Ahlstrom


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071835237
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 11/13/2014
Edition description: List
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 823,997
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

JOAKIM AHLSTROM is Sweden's leading authority on creating continuous improvement cultures. He is an inspirational speaker and a business coach who has helped manufacturing and service companies around the world achieve long-term operational improvement. In Sweden, this primer for becoming the best in the world is among the most popular books on continuous improvement.

Table of Contents

Foreword Karen Martin ix

The Problems and How Everything Started 3

Analysis of the Problem 13

The Activities That Started the Improvement Work 15

Analysis of the Activities 35

Results and Success Factors 41

Analysis of the Results 53

Successful Improvement Leadership 55

Analysis of the Leadership 69

Spreading the Continuous Improvement Culture 71

Analysis of Spreading the Culture 75

Starting Your Journey Toward Being the Best in the World (Practical Section) 77

Current State Analysis of Your Improvement Work 81

Sustaining the Continuous Improvement Culture and the Five Cultural Pitfalls Preventing You from Succeeding 85

Epilogue 105

Additional Reading 107

Your Own Reflections and Improvements 109

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