Beloved author Sandra Chastain tells the story of a businessman who will do anything to convince a beautiful mechanic to take a chance on him. Stacy Lanham grew up with a gambling father who dreamed big—and lost big. After he dies, leaving her with a trucking garage and little else, Stacy vows never to bet on anything that matters. So when Gavin Magadan walks into her shop dressed for a country club and presents a high-stakes business proposal, she’s skeptical of falling for another man with big dreams—no matter how hot he may be. Gavin has plans for the land around Stacy’s garage, and adding her little plot is the last step. The floundering shop should be easy to acquire, but Gavin is taken aback when he meets bold, strong-willed, and striking Stacy. To get the keys to her garage, and, more important, claim her heart, he will have to convince Stacy that she will always win if she bets on love.
Lenny, Mike, and Other Mike are back in school for the glory that is seventh grade, and this year, Mike is determined to make catcher on the middle-school team. When Mike's hard work pays off and he wins the coveted postition, Lenny is a little jealous, but he'll settle for being the team's unofficial announcer. The team has a brilliant new pitcher, Hunter Ashwell, and though he's a bit of a jerk, he and Mike have a great pitcher/catcher dynamic that could make the team champions. But things take a strange turn when Hunter's perfect pitching streak goes downhill, and Lenny suspects foul play—specifically, someone stealing Mike's catcher signals. But who could be responsible, and why?
The Inside Story of Baseball's Twenty Perfect Games
Author: James Buckley, Jr.
Publisher: Triumph Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
Uses first-hand accounts from pitchers, their teammates, opponents, coaches and managers to examine in detail every perfect game pitched over the past 124 years and includes information on those players who were just one crushing pitch away from history. Original.
Innovative Methods and Worksheets for Equipment Management
Author: Keisuke Arai
Category: Business & Economics
Lean manufacturing cannot happen in a factory that lacks dependable, effective equipment. Breakdowns and processing defects translate into excess work-in-process and finished inventory, kept on hand ""just in case."" Recurring minor stoppages force employees to watch automated equipment that should run by itself. TPM gives a framework for addressing such problems, but many companies implement TPM at a superficial level, and the resulting productivity gains fall short of their potential. If your TPM implementation has resulted in posters and logos rather than a rise of productivity, how are you addressing this halt of progress? In TPM for the Lean Factory, authors Sekine and Arai teach you to identify and attack the key equipment-related problems and misunderstandings that make plants miss their lean manufacturing goals. Written for companies with a basic TPM framework already in place, you'll learn three powerful approaches for cutting this waste: The new 5Ss: focusing on standard locations and labeling through the first 2Ss Instant maintenance: mastering quick repairs of minor equipment failures Improved setup operations: organizing the preparation to save time and prevent errors Chapters on cell design, product and process quality factor testing, and daily equipment inspection give you additional weapons for fighting waste and low productivity. For practical application, an implementation overview summarizes the steps for each topic, keyed to a set of 50 adaptable worksheets and examples. A practical and supportive resource, TPM for the Lean Factory extends a fresh vision and focus to help you get top results from your TPM efforts.
Vacationing at a coed summer camp, the Pen Pals experience love, rivalry, fear, and success as Max begins a romance with Paul, Amy begins an all-out battle of the sexes with Nikos, Palmer tries out for the camp play, and Shanon faces her fear of the water
While Jeremy still prefers his bike, he is intrigued the moment he meets the apparently wealthy Laure, who tries to keep him at a distance from her secret, and both struggle with their own problem relationships.
Susan Strong, a high school student who takes up weight lifting to become slim and more attractive, discovers her talent for power lifting and wonders if she should pursue such an unglamorous and unfeminine sport.
Practical Tools and Techniques for Implementing Lean Throughout Your Company
Author: Art Byrne
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Business & Economics
This companion to The Lean Turnaround shows exactly how to use “lean leadership” to eliminate waste while increasing profitability and driving sustainability While many companies have attempted to become Lean, few have captured the full promise of this better way of business. In this compelling sequel to The Lean Turnaround, lean pioneer Art Byrne leads you through a step-by-step transformation in which he tackles all the key challenges that you will deal with. Lean is more than a tactic. Byrne reveals its power as a complete strategy that: *Dramatically boosts profit margins, earnings, and ultimately enterprise value by *Engaging every employee in a culture of continuous improvements where *Every person takes ownership for problem-solving and learning in order to *Deliver more value to the customer by identifying and removing waste—permanently. In The Lean Turnaround Action Guide, Byrne draws from his 30 years of experience leading Lean in more than 30 companies. By setting this book in a company based on his experience, he is able to identify and guide you through the many challenges you will face on your successful Lean turnaround.