Industrial Engineering has evolved as a major engineering and management discipline, the effective utilization of which has contributed to our increased standard of living through increased productivity, quality of work, and quality of services and improvements in the working environments. The Industrial and Systems Engineering book series provides timely and useful methodologies for achieving increased productivity and quality, competitiveness, globalization of business and for increasing the quality of working life in manufacturing and service industries. This book series should be of value to all industrial engineers and managers, whether they are in profit motivated operations or in other nonprofit fields of activity.
Global Advances in Engineering Education
Manufacturing Productivity in China
Handbook of Healthcare Delivery Systems
J.P. Mohsen, Mohamed Y. Ismail, Hamid R. Parsaei, Waldemar Karwowski
May 23, 2019
The engineering profession is at a critical juncture that requires reforming engineering education. The supply of engineers is declining whereas the nature of the demand is changing. Formulating a response to these challenges demands the adoption of new and innovative tools and methods for...
Zhe Liang, Wanpracha Art Chaovalitwongse, Leyuan Shi
August 30, 2017
Designed by practitioners for practitioners, Supply Chain Management and Logistics: Innovative Strategies and Practical Solutions provides a wide-spectrum resource on many different aspects involved in supply chain management, including contemporary applications. With contributions from leading...
Shimon Y. Nof, Andrew M. Weiner, Gary J. Cheng
March 29, 2017
New, significant scientific discoveries in laser and photonic technologies, systems perspectives, and integrated design approaches can improve even further the impact in critical areas of challenge. Yet this knowledge is dispersed across several disciplines and research arenas. Laser and Photonic...
Giuseppe Di Bucchianico, Andrea Vallicelli, Neville A. Stanton, Steven J. Landry
August 25, 2016
More and more the most traditional and typical applied ergonomics issues of the activities related to sea shipping, vehicle driving, and flying are required to deal with some emerging topics related to the growing automatism and manning reduction, the ICT’s advances and pervasiveness, and the new...
Pedro Miguel Ferreira Martins Arezes, Paulo Victor Rodrigues de Carvalho
June 21, 2016
Accident prevention is a common thread throughout every aspect of our society. However, even with the most current technological developments, keeping people safe and healthy, both at workplaces and at other daily activities, is still a continual challenge. When it comes to work environments,...
Li Zheng, Simin Huang, Zhihai Zhang
December 01, 2015
Chinese manufacturing industries continue to impact the world economy. It is important to understand what is happening in China and the uniqueness of Chinese manufacturing industries. Manufacturing Productivity in China brings together a group of authors from academia and industry to give an...
Barry M. Mundt, Francis J. Smith, Stephen D. Egan Jr.
June 05, 2014
Although the nature of service delivery varies significantly from profession to profession, the way the service is delivered tends to be fairly consistent among professions—or, at least, it should be. A step-by-step guide, Managing Professional Service Delivery—9 Rules for Success describes in...
Robert W. Proctor, Shimon Y. Nof, Yuehwern Yih
October 25, 2011
Cultural factors, in both the narrow sense of different national, racial, and ethnic groups, and in the broader sense of different groups of any type, play major roles in individual and group decisions. Written by an international, interdisciplinary group of experts, Cultural Factors in Systems...
December 13, 2010
With rapidly rising healthcare costs directly impacting the economy and quality of life, resolving improvement challenges in areas such as safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency, and equity has become paramount. Using a system engineering perspective, Handbook of...