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  • Franchise Business: A Powerful Winning Strategy for Business Growth in Any Economy | Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA

    Franchise Business: A Powerful Winning Strategy for Business Growth in Any Economy

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
    • Narrated By Susan Lee
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    In general, companies decide to begin franchising for one of three reasons: lack of money, people, or time. Opening your own franchise business is a big step for those who choose the venture, and it can be somewhat intimidating. The franchise marketplace is filled with innumerable franchise systems over a vast range of industries.

    J. Howie says: "For the true beginner"
  • Lean in Construction: Key to Improvements in Time, Cost and Quality | Ade Asefeso, MCIPS MBA

    Lean in Construction: Key to Improvements in Time, Cost and Quality

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Ade Asefeso, MCIPS MBA
    • Narrated By Forris Day, Jr.
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    Lean Construction is a way to do more and more with less and less; less effort, less equipment, less time and less space whilst providing customers with exactly what they want. A Lean system, process, and organisation is one that is waste free. Lean is not about size or number of people employed. A reduction in employees may cut costs, and eliminate the waste of those employees, but does not decrease the proportion of waste to value adding within the organisation or process.

    Daigs says: "Great narration. Good material."
  • Six Sigma Healthcare | Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA

    Six Sigma Healthcare

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
    • Narrated By Barry Lank
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    Six Sigma Healthcare delivery means helping improve patient outcomes while driving down the cost of patient care. Doing so empowers healthcare providers to become more productive. Now, more than ever, the healthcare industry needs to embrace the economic value proposition of improving productivity. Healthcare sector can learn a good deal from industries that are working toward the Six Sigma goal. Let's try it in healthcare and see how close we can get.

    lee says: "Not informative or useful"
  • Home Loans for People with Bad Credit | Ade Asefeso Mcips Mba

    Home Loans for People with Bad Credit

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Ade Asefeso Mcips Mba
    • Narrated By John Bradford
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    Everyone faces unavoidable financial problems at some time and find that they are in an impossible situation and unable to meet their obligations. This situation might make some feel that it is hopeless to find money help, but that is not necessarily true.

  • Lean Accounting | Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA

    Lean Accounting

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
    • Narrated By Samuel Fleming
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    Lean Accounting supports the principle of eliminating waste and streamlining the business processes to create maximum value. So lean management accounting metrics is all about breaking away from traditional cost accounting cost objects like product or job and is driven by a new cost object 'Value Stream.' As part of lean accounting exercise, we define the scope of value stream cost object and map the business process activities to this cost object.

    Natalia says: "Interesting"
  • Lean Six Sigma: Cost Reduction Strategies | Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA

    Lean Six Sigma: Cost Reduction Strategies

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
    • Narrated By Mark La Roi
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    Lean Six Sigma is a synergised managerial concept of Lean and Six Sigma that results in the elimination of the seven kinds of wastes/muda (classified as defects, overproduction, transportation, waiting, inventory, motion, and over processing) and provision of goods and service at a rate of 3.4 defects per million opportunities (DPMO).

    jeff says: "Missing information"
  • How to Buy a Business with Little or No Money Down | Ade Asefeso - MCIPS MBA

    How to Buy a Business with Little or No Money Down

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Ade Asefeso - MCIPS MBA
    • Narrated By Francie Wyck
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    Many smart entrepreneurs prefer to buy an existing business instead of beginning a new one. Buying a business that is already operational will bring many benefits, including an already established product or service, well-trained staff who know the business, and enough success to have kept the company afloat for a period of time. Not having any money to purchase the business will not necessarily keep you from buying it.

  • Lean Procurement and Supply Chain Management: Key to Reducing Costs and Improving Profitability | Ade Asefeso, MCIPS MBA

    Lean Procurement and Supply Chain Management: Key to Reducing Costs and Improving Profitability

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Ade Asefeso, MCIPS MBA
    • Narrated By Louis Winfield Bailey
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    During the past few years, companies have focused on supply chain improvements with initiatives centered on operational excellence and cost cutting. But have they worked? In today's on-demand environment, companies are facing growing challenges around market volatility, costs, long lead times, and unpredictable forecasts. Your inventory management decisions can make or break your firm's financial bottom line.

    Riaan says: "Review of lean procurement"
  • Design For Six Sigma (DFSS) | Ade Asefeso Mcips Mba

    Design For Six Sigma (DFSS)

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 26 mins)
    • By Ade Asefeso Mcips Mba
    • Narrated By Brian Daniel Young
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    Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), or the Six Sigma DMADV process (Define, Measure, Analyze, Design, Verify), is an improvement system used to develop new processes or products at Six Sigma quality levels. It also can be employed if a current process requires more than just incremental improvement. It is executed by Six Sigma Green Belts and Six Sigma Black Belts, and overseen by Six Sigma Master Black Belts.

    Steve says: "A quick and powerful crash course"
  • Supply Chain Management for Competitive Advantage | Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA

    Supply Chain Management for Competitive Advantage

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
    • Narrated By Al Remington
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    Supply chain competence affects your bottom-line in more direct ways than you might realize. In this book we reviewed the role of controlling cost of sales through supply chain competencies and its effect on the corporate financial statements.The balancing act of maintaining a high level of service and low costs is becoming harder for supply chain managers as businesses try to meet the growing customer mantra of "more for less". This pressure comes at a time when business is becoming more global, supply chains are lengthening, and competition is on the rise.

    James Torres says: "Super Boring"
  • Lean Sustainable Supply Chain Management | Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA

    Lean Sustainable Supply Chain Management

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
    • Narrated By Darryl Hughes Kurylo
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    In today's business environment, companies are being held accountable to a growing list of stakeholders who assess company performance against a variety of criteria, from financial and operational performance to labor practices and environmental issues.

    Megan Mitchell says: "nice points to consider & implement"
  • Sustainable Urban Supply Chain Management | Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA

    Sustainable Urban Supply Chain Management

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
    • Narrated By Robin Rowan
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    Supply chain optimization is a topic of increasing interest today, whether the main intention is to maximize the efficiency of one's global supply chain system or to pro-actively make it greener. There are many changes that can be made to improve the performance of a supply chain, ranging from where materials are purchased, the types of materials purchased, how those materials get to you, how your products are distributed, and many more.

  • TPM Simplified | Ade Asefeso, MCIPS MBA

    TPM Simplified

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Ade Asefeso, MCIPS MBA
    • Narrated By Christy Lynn
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    It’s time once again to make much of a simple concept; that two groups with different names, languages and cultures might put aside their old habits, pettiness, and grudges, recognize the overwhelming alignment of their most critical self-interests, and join their complementary strengths to achieve unprecedented peace, harmony, and productivity. That’s the concept behind total productive maintenance (TPM).

  • Lean Banking | Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA

    Lean Banking

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
    • Narrated By Forris Day Jr
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    In response to the recent economy’s woes, banks have placed a growing premium on reducing costs and improving operational efficiencies and many banks have turned to lean programs as a useful tool. Most of these banks will find themselves disappointed, however, because few lean initiatives, in our experience, deliver the expected results. The near and longer-term impact on costs proves to be far less than expected, and any gains in efficiency prove to be either temporary or too limited in scope...

  • 5s for Healthcare | Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA

    5s for Healthcare

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 49 mins)
    • By Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
    • Narrated By Mark La Roi
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    While there are a growing number of books based on the Toyota Production System, or lean, focused on healthcare, there are very few that detail the tools that make lean more than just a way of thinking and put the methodology into practice.

  • Agile and Lean Office (Key to Increasing Profit and Employee/Customer Satisfaction) | Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA

    Agile and Lean Office (Key to Increasing Profit and Employee/Customer Satisfaction)

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
    • Narrated By Ron Herczig
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    Agile and Lean Office are so deeply interwoven that if you are doing agile you are doing lean, and vice-versa. Those considering process change will likely find the description of the interrelatedness interesting and enlightening. The question should I use lean office instead of agile office is based on a false premise because office environments are complex systems. There can be thousands of integration points as information flows along a value stream.

  • Six Sigma Service, Volume 1 | Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA

    Six Sigma Service, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
    • Narrated By Samuel Fleming
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    Six Sigma goes in to the details of improving customer service, generating business expansion, and gaining knowledge about the service sectors business processes. Most service industries revolve around areas of finance, human resources, and sales and marketing. Hence, Six Sigma delves deeply into the subject of soft skills. Six Sigma can be applied to a company that provides housekeeping services. Firstly, the companies working processes would need to be understood.

    Varga says: "overall ok."
  • Solar Energy | Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA

    Solar Energy

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs)
    • By Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
    • Narrated By Robert D. Fleming
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    In order to know where to find solar energy you must first know what solar energy is. Solar energy is energy from the sun. When the sun is shining solar energy is being produced as it sends the heat radiating to the earth.

    Montaque says: "good info"
  • Lean Healthcare | Ade Asefeso, MCIPS, MBA

    Lean Healthcare

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ade Asefeso, MCIPS, MBA
    • Narrated By Mark La Roi
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    I am encouraged to see healthcare leaders looking beyond the ways they have always done things in the past to implement innovative solutions to curb the industry's skyrocketing costs, poor quality, nursing shortages and employee dissatisfaction; all symptoms of deeper problems inherent in the system itself.

  • 5S for Supervisors | Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA

    5S for Supervisors

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    • By Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
    • Narrated By Dave Wright
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    Do you want to be the slave of your working environment, or its master? Do you want your working area to help you to do your job, or to hinder your efforts? Do you want to be rushing to complete your tasks, or have time to take pride in them? 5S is a Workplace Organisation system that enables you to be the master of your work area, a work area that helps you to do your job instead of hindering you, so that you have time to take pride in your efforts. It is there to enable you to get each activity right the first time, every time.

    James says: "1 chapter of repetitive common sense tactics"
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