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Systems Innovation Book Series


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Systems Innovation refers to all aspects of developing and deploying new technology, methodology, techniques, and best practices in advancing industrial production and economic development. This entails such topics as product design and development, entrepreneurship, global trade, environmental consciousness, operations and logistics, introduction and management of technology, collaborative system design, and product commercialization. Industrial innovation suggests breaking away from the traditional approaches to industrial production. It encourages the marriage of systems science, management principles, and technology implementation. Particular focus will be the impact of modern technology on industrial development and industrialization approaches, particularly for developing economics. The series will also cover how emerging technologies and entrepreneurship are essential for economic development and society advancement.

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Quality Management in Construction Projects, Second Edition

Quality Management in Construction Projects, Second Edition

Abdul Razzak Rumane
October 13, 2017

The first edition published in 2010. The response was encouraging and many people appreciated a book that was dedicated to quality management in construction projects. Since it published, ISO 9000: 2008 has been revised and ISO 9000: 2015 has published. The new edition will focus on risk-based...

Handbook of Measurements: Benchmarks for Systems Accuracy and Precision

Handbook of Measurements: Benchmarks for Systems Accuracy and Precision

Adedeji B. Badiru, LeeAnn Racz
September 30, 2017

Planning, measuring, and paying attention to details form the basis for all successful engineering operations. Measurements pervade everything we do and must be viewed from a systems perspective. A comprehensive all-encompassing guide to measurements, Handbook of Measurements: Benchmarks for...

Handbook of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Second Edition

Handbook of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Second Edition

Adedeji B. Badiru
September 30, 2017

A new edition of a bestselling industrial and systems engineering reference, Handbook of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Second Edition provides students, researchers, and practitioners with easy access to a wide range of industrial engineering tools and techniques in a concise format. This...

Company Success in Manufacturing Organizations: A Holistic Systems Approach

Company Success in Manufacturing Organizations: A Holistic Systems Approach

Ana M. Ferreras, Lesia L. Crumpton-Young
August 25, 2017

In the past, company success was typically measured by financial indicators. Lately though, non-financial measures such as employee morale have become popular. Although there are approaches that look into quantitative and qualitative performance measures affecting company success, none of them...

Introduction to Industrial Engineering, Second Edition

Introduction to Industrial Engineering, Second Edition

Avraham Shtub, Yuval Cohen
July 26, 2017

A Firsthand Look at the Role of the Industrial Engineer The industrial engineer helps decide how best to utilize an organization’s resources to achieve company goals and objectives. Introduction to Industrial Engineering, Second Edition offers an in-depth analysis of the industrial engineering...

Design for Profitability: Guidelines to Cost Effectively Manage the Development Process of Complex Products

Design for Profitability: Guidelines to Cost Effectively Manage the Development Process of Complex Products

Salah Ahmed Mohamed Elmoselhy
July 26, 2017

Since the success of products significantly depends on the quality of product performance, inadequate management of the product design process can lead to improper performance of products that can result in significant long-term business losses. Design for Profitability: Guidelines to Cost...

Global Engineering: Design, Decision Making, and Communication

Global Engineering: Design, Decision Making, and Communication

Carlos Acosta, V. Jorge Leon, Charles R. Conrad, Cesar O. Malave
June 14, 2017

As the world becomes increasingly globalized, today’s companies expect to hire engineers who are effective in a global business environment. Although you can find many books covering globalization, most of them are aimed at business, management, or social sciences. Developed with engineers in mind,...

Additive Manufacturing Handbook: Product Development for the Defense Industry

Additive Manufacturing Handbook: Product Development for the Defense Industry

Adedeji B. Badiru, Vhance V. Valencia, David Liu
May 24, 2017

Theoretical and practical interests in additive manufacturing (3D printing) are growing rapidly. Engineers and engineering companies now use 3D printing to make prototypes of products before going for full production. In an educational setting faculty, researchers, and students leverage 3D printing...

Work Design: A Systematic Approach

Work Design: A Systematic Approach

Adedeji B. Badiru, Sharon C. Bommer
May 23, 2017

Work is all around us and permeates everything we do and everyday activities. Not all work is justified, not all work is properly designed, or evaluated accurately, or integrated. A systems model will make work more achievable through better management. Work is defined as a process of performing a...

Profit Improvement through Supplier Enhancement

Profit Improvement through Supplier Enhancement

Ralph R. Pawlak
April 17, 2017

This book deals with the improvement of suppliers in order to increase a company's top and bottom-line. The enhancement of suppliers can be accomplished in a series of steps when conditions warrant intervention. They can also be generated through direct quality mentoring when the supplier does not...

Project Management for the Oil and Gas Industry: A World System Approach

Project Management for the Oil and Gas Industry: A World System Approach

Adedeji B. Badiru, Samuel O. Osisanya
March 29, 2017

Project management for oil and gas projects comes with a unique set of challenges that include the management of science, technology, and engineering aspects. Underlining the specific issues involved in projects in this field, Project Management for the Oil and Gas Industry: A World System Approach...

Handbook of Emergency Response: A Human Factors and Systems Engineering Approach

Handbook of Emergency Response: A Human Factors and Systems Engineering Approach

Adedeji B. Badiru, LeeAnn Racz
March 29, 2017

Despite preemptive preparations, disasters can and do occur. Whether natural disasters, catastrophic accidents, or terrorist attacks, the risk cannot be completely eliminated. A carefully prepared response is your best defense. Handbook of Emergency Response: A Human Factors and Systems Engineering...

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