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Title: Productivity issues for Mauritius: proceedings of the Productivity Convention 1996 of Mauritius and selected papers. - Rs 150/
This book compares different national productivity strategies to enable Mauritians to be aware of the experience of others. It discusses productivity issues at the micro level and proposes a productivity movement involving all the social elements (government, employers, trade unions and the media) for the benefit of the whole nation.

Title: You are creative: let your creativity bloom by Yew Kam Keong - Rs400/
“Our company has found this book so useful and practical that we bought a copy for each of our staff to unleash their creativity to serve our clients even better.” Chew Liong Kim, Managing Director, Arthur Andersen Business Consulting, Malaysia

Title: Enterprise productivity measurement and international labour productivity handbook by Dr M. R. Ramsay - Rs5685/
Backed by research over two decades by the author in productivity measurement modelling and applications covering diverse settings including industry, mining, transportation, banking, public utilities and other services, this book is a treatise on the measurement of productivity for all types of enterprises. The RAPMODS System based on the summation of productivity of input resources linked to total / aggregate productivity is being discussed.

Title: Gemba Kaizen: a commonsense, low-cost approach to management by Maasaki Imai - Rs975/
In his book Imai shows exactly how kaizen should be implemented. The starting point, he argues, is at the gemba. The gemba could be the assembly line in a manufacturing plant, or, at a service company, where employees interact with customers. Wherever it is, though, it is definitely not behind a manager's desk. Imai identifies the three major steps in implementing kaizen at the gemba: pay attention to housekeeping (keeping only your necessary tools nearby); eliminate waste (everything from overproduction to defective quality); and standardize (make sure the improvements in the first two steps are carried on indefinitely). The roles for line workers, managers and chief executives are also detailed here, as are numerous case studies that help bring this thought-provoking book to life.

Title: Productivity everywhere: wealth and prosperity for all: the riddles and phenomena of productivity in the  amazing world of human activities: a treasure chest of ideas and creative adventure by Walter Aigner  - Rs465/
Productivity improvement is a subject of global concern and there is a global realisation that productivity is critical in reducing poverty, in improving quality of work and life and to generate more meaningful jobs. In this book, the author who is a Foundation Fellow of the World Academy of Productivity Science deals with the subject of productivity in a rather unique way focusing on productivity as an attitude of mind and a philosophy for achieving effectiveness, engulfing a system of values and culture. The many issues raised will provide the reader with a host of valuable and key subjects to contend with for the benefit of one's own self, the organization one works for and the society one lives in.

Title: An interactive computer based tutorial on 5S: tools for workplace improvement (CD-ROM) by Jayanth Murthy  - Rs500/
This interactive tutorial on 5S - Seiri (segregate wanted from unwanted), Seiton (organise or arrange systematically), Seiso (keep the workplace clean), Seiketsu (set standards and rules so that the first 3S are followed and sustained), Shitsuke (sustain what has been achieved through empowerment, commitment and discipline) - shows the core principles of 5S in a detailed and step-by-step format so that the user can learn and implement the 5S concept whether in the office, the production shop-floor or at home.

Title: TPM for every operator by Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance (editor)  - Rs890/
Total employee involvement is the foundation of a successful TPM program. TPM for Every Operator introduces frontline workers to the basic methodology of TPM in a succinct, easy-to-read format that covers all aspects of this important manufacturing improvement strategy, including autonomous maintenance, focused improvement, and safety activities. Almost every page is illustrated to provide visual reinforcement for the clear, simple explanations of each TPM element. Every shopfloor worker in your company should read this book; it's the best way to ensure a companywide understanding of TPM.

Title:  TPM for workshop leaders by Kunio Shirose  - Rs1285/
A top TPM consultant in Japan, Kunio Shirose describes the problems that TPM group leaders are likely to experience and the improvements in quality and vast cost savings you should expect to achieve. In this non-technical overview of TPM, he incorporates cartoons and graphics to convey the hands-on leadership issues of TPM implementation. Case studies and realistic examples reinforce Shirose's ideas on training and managing equipment operators in the care of their equipment.
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