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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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Mechanics of Project Management: Nuts and Bolts of Project Execution

Mechanics of Project Management: Nuts and Bolts of Project Execution

Forthcoming

Adedeji B. Badiru, Sikiratu Badiru, Ibrahim Badiru
November 30, 2018

Every organizational endeavor is based on project management. Projects range from simple to complex, with a definite beginning and a definite end. In manufacturing operations, the production of each unit of a product is defined as a project. The lifecycle goes from raw material to the product...

Defense Innovation Handbook: Guidelines, Strategies, and Techniques

Defense Innovation Handbook: Guidelines, Strategies, and Techniques

Forthcoming

Adedeji B. Badiru, Cassie Barlow
September 14, 2018

Innovation is the lifeline of national development. This handbook is a collection of chapters that will provide techniques and methodologies for achieving the transfer of defense-targeted science and technology development for general industrial applications. Experts from national defense...

Productivity Theory for Industrial Engineering

Productivity Theory for Industrial Engineering

Ryspek Usubamatov
June 06, 2018

The mathematical models of productivity theory allows for the productivity rate of manufacturing machines and systems to be modelled with results that are validated by their actual output. This book presents the analytical approaches and methods to define maximal productivity rate of manufacturing...

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...

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 16, 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...

Handbook of Measurements: Benchmarks for Systems Accuracy and Precision

Handbook of Measurements: Benchmarks for Systems Accuracy and Precision

Adedeji B. Badiru, LeeAnn Racz
July 26, 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...

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...

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