Institute for Operational Excellence Founder Kevin Duggan Releases Second Edition of Creating Mixed Model Value Streams with New Material

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Best Selling Guide for Implementing Lean Published by Productivity Press

Creating Mixed Model Value Streams, Second Editon

As readers face increasingly complex environments from a high product mix, scheduling problems and unstable customer demand, they seek greater knowledge on how to create flow through shared resources to support mixed model production.

The Institute for Operational Excellence, the leading educational center providing training and innovative products for achieving Operational Excellence, announced today that Productivity Press has published the second edition of the best selling book, Creating Mixed Model Value Streams: Practical Lean Techniques for Building to Demand, written by Institute founder, Kevin Duggan.

The new edition, a practical guide for implementing lean in a high-variety product environment, includes a range of new content, including:

  • A section on handling shared resources to support mixed model production
  • Information on constructing product family matrices
  • Concepts on sequencing work
  • A CD with spreadsheets, samples, a tutorial and case study

“Since it was first released, this easy-to-follow book has helped many global companies develop their lean systems with great success,” said Kevin Duggan, founder of the Institute for Operational Excellence. “As readers face increasingly complex environments from a high product mix, scheduling problems and unstable customer demand, they seek greater knowledge on how to create flow through shared resources to support mixed model production. The expanded step-by-step approach in this edition goes beyond the basics to provide advanced techniques organizations can put in place in today’s real-life situations.”

Duggan is also the author of Design for Operational Excellence: A Breakthrough Strategy for Business Growth published by McGraw-Hill in 2011 and The Office that Grows your Business: Achieving Operational Excellence in Your Business Processes published by the Institute for Operational Excellence in 2009.

Creating Mixed Model Streams, Second Edition, was published on July 26, 2012, by Productivity Press. The book is available for purchase at http://www.instituteopex.org.

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