Velocity: Combining Lean, Six Sigma and the Theory of Constraints to Accelerate Business Improvement - a Business Novel

Velocity: Combining Lean, Six Sigma and the Theory of Constraints to Accelerate Business Improvement - a Business Novel

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By (author) Suzan Bergland, By (author) Jeff Cox

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  • Publisher: The Free Press
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 232mm x 32mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 4 March 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1439158924
  • ISBN 13: 9781439158920
  • Sales rank: 209,909

Product description

Velocity is a business book exactly in the style of The Goal. It tells the story of fictional company Hi-T Composites and how it solves major production and management problems, and greatly improves its business results, when a senior manager is put in charge of turning the company around and step by step she applies the velocity approach to sorting out the company's many issues. Velocity takes a big step forward by being the first management book to introduce a method for combining the three leading business re-engineering methods. Six Sigma, Lean Thinking, and The Theory of Constraints, into one much more powerful, cohesive approach. While the business community has figured out how to combine Lean and Six Sigma in an approach now widely referred to as Lean Six Sigma (LSS), the business results obtained have been widely discouraging. The velocity approach shows that this is because they must be combined with the core insights of the Theory of Constraints, and that combined approach is the basis of AGI's consulting and has produced remarkable results for a long list of AGI clients including Boeing and Lucent.

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Jeff Cox is a professional writer and bestselling author of ZAPP (Century) and THE GOAL (Gower Publishing), groundbreaking fiction that combines fascinating stories with invaluable information about the world of business. He is married and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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"AGI's "VELOCITY" APPROACH enabled us to get control over the uncertainties of our repair and remanufacturing business, leading to significant improvements in our overall performance. The changes we made to the way we manage our business positioned us to not only survive but to thrive in what could be called the worst recession since the Great Depression." -- Carl Coslow, President, Republic Industries International