External Resources

The following resources have expanded SMI’s thoughts and approach to solving business problems. If you are interested in learning more, SMI recommends these books and websites.

Books:

Abraham, Stanley Charles, 2012, Strategic Planning: A Practical Guide for Competitive Success, Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Feiman, Daniel, 2011, The Book on Business from A to Z: The 260 Most Important Answers You Need to Know, Build It Backwards Publishing.

Rother, Mike and Shook, John, 1999, Learning to See: Value Stream Mapping to Add Value and Eliminate MUDA, Lean Enterprise Institute, Inc.

Womack, James P. and Jones, Daniel T., 2003, Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, Free Press.

Web resources:

Lean Enterprise Institute Store – Learn about lean, purchase value stream mapping tools, learn leadership and other information pertaining to the Lean enterprise.

Association for Operations Management Store – Learn about operations management, get certified, learn resources planning and other information about increasing productivity in the workplace.