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Creating a Lean Culture: Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions, Third Edition

Creating a Lean Culture: Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions, Third Edition

David Mann

October 22, 2014

Winner of a Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award The new edition of this Shingo Prize-winning bestseller provides critical insights and approaches to make any Lean transformation an ongoing success. It shows you how to implement a sustainable, successful transformation by developing a...

Industrial Engineering and Management Science

Industrial Engineering and Management Science

Garry Lee

October 20, 2014

The 2014 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Management Science (IEMS 2014) was held August 8-9, 2014, in Hong Kong. This proceedings volume assembles papers from various professionals, leading researchers, engineers, scientists and students and presents innovative ideas and...

Process Management in Spinning

Process Management in Spinning

R. Senthil Kumar

September 23, 2014

A Straightforward Text Summarizing All Aspects of Process Control Textile manufacturing is one of the largest industries in the world, second only to agriculture. Spinning covers a prominent segment in textile manufacturing, and this budding industry continues to thrive and grow. Process...

Managing Projects as Investments: Earned Value to Business Value

Managing Projects as Investments: Earned Value to Business Value

Stephen A. Devaux

September 18, 2014

Every project is an investment; however, traditional project management methodologies do not support assessment of the business value that enables senior management to maximize decision making. The next evolution in project management, therefore, will be to manage projects as investments. Managing...

Operations Planning: Mixed Integer Optimization Models

Operations Planning: Mixed Integer Optimization Models

Joseph Geunes

September 18, 2014

A reference for those working at the interface of operations planning and optimization modeling, Operations Planning: Mixed Integer Optimization Models blends essential theory and powerful approaches to practical operations planning problems. It presents a set of classical optimization models with...

Making the Case for Change: Using Effective Business Cases to Minimize Project and Innovation Failures

Making the Case for Change: Using Effective Business Cases to Minimize Project and Innovation Failures

Christopher F. Voehl, H. James Harrington, Frank Voehl

September 03, 2014

The best time to stop projects or programs that will not be successful is before they are ever started. Research has shown that the focused use of realistic business case analysis on proposed initiatives could enable your organization to reduce the amount of project waste and churn (rework) by up...

The Guide to Entrepreneurship: How to Create Wealth for Your Company and Stakeholders

The Guide to Entrepreneurship: How to Create Wealth for Your Company and Stakeholders

Michael Szycher, Ph.D

August 19, 2014

Whether you work for an established company and want to trailblaze new products (intrapreneurship), or want to establish your own new venture (entrepreneurship), The Guide to Entrepreneurship: How to Create Wealth for Your Company and Stakeholders supplies invaluable guidance along with concrete...

Fundamentals of Manufacturing Engineering, Third Edition

Fundamentals of Manufacturing Engineering, Third Edition

D.K. Singh

August 01, 2014

This new edition of a bestseller has gone through a thorough update and continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to materials and their properties. It begins by discussing ferrous and non-ferrous materials and their heat treatment and then moves on to discuss non-conventional materials....

Manufacturing Operations Management

Manufacturing Operations Management

Sanjay Sharma

August 01, 2014

This book includes broad coverage of production and associated services. Since the success of manufacturing operations depends on the demand information and costs and revenue, qualitative and quantitative techniques of demand forecasting and also financial analysis are covered in this book. Topics...

The Lean Management Systems Handbook

The Lean Management Systems Handbook

Rich Charron, H. James Harrington, Frank Voehl, Hal Wiggin

July 11, 2014

Performance management, the primary focus of a Lean organization, occurs through continuous improvement programs that focus on education, belief systems development, and effective change management. Presenting a first-of-its-kind approach, The Lean Management Systems Handbook details the critical...

Handbook of Industrial Drying, Fourth Edition

Handbook of Industrial Drying, Fourth Edition

Arun S. Mujumdar

July 11, 2014

By far the most commonly encountered and energy-intensive unit operation in almost all industrial sectors, industrial drying continues to attract the interest of scientists, researchers, and engineers. The Handbook of Industrial Drying, Fourth Edition not only delivers a comprehensive treatment of...

Discrete and Continuous Simulation: Theory and Practice

Discrete and Continuous Simulation: Theory and Practice

Susmita Bandyopadhyay, Ranjan Bhattacharya

June 25, 2014

When it comes to discovering glitches inherent in complex systems—be it a railway or banking, chemical production, medical, manufacturing, or inventory control system—developing a simulation of a system can identify problems with less time, effort, and disruption than it would take to employ the...