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DOE Simplified: Practical Tools for Effective Experimentation, Third Edition


Mark J. Anderson, Patrick J. Whitcomb
May 19, 2015

Offering a planned approach for determining cause and effect, DOE Simplified: Practical Tools for Effective Experimentation, Third Edition integrates the authors’ decades of combined experience in providing training, consulting, and computational tools to industrial experimenters. Supplying reader...

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 ...

Inventory and Production Management in Supply Chains, Fourth Edition

Edward A. Silver, David F. Pyke, Douglas J. Thomas
January 27, 2017

Authored by a team of experts, the new edition of this bestseller presents practical techniques for managing inventory and production throughout supply chains. It covers the current context of inventory and production management, replenishment systems for managing individual inventories within a...

The Hoshin Kanri Forest: Lean Strategic Organizational Design

Javier Villalba-Diez, PhD
January 27, 2017

Strategic Lean Management (LM) efforts significantly fail because leaders often lack a map of their organizations. This book will provide a comprehensive quantifiable framework for strategically designing organizations for LM. Combining knowledge about Strategic Organizational Design and LM, the...

Mass Customized Manufacturing: Theoretical Concepts and Practical Approaches

Vladimir Modrak
January 04, 2017

This book brings several original contributions to research and practical applications in the field of mass customization from the designer, manufacturer, and customer perspectives respectively. It presents advancements in product design for mass customization, design of assembly and supply chain...

Commercialization Secrets for Scientists and Engineers

Michael Szycher
December 14, 2016

Commercializing a knowledge-based product or service requires a realistic, methodical approach combined with a great deal of perseverance. Commercialization Secrets for Scientists and Engineers serves as a high-level guide to answering key questions and critical issues that confront founding...

Affordability: Integrating Value, Customer, and Cost for Continuous Improvement

Paul Walter Odomirok, Sr.
December 01, 2016

Affordability is a new concept that allows the implementation of Continuous Improvement for any organization. It encapsulates contemporary methods that improve product and service profitability, increases market share, value, speed, quality and capability, and cuts down on cost. This new method...

Computer-Aided Inspection Planning: Theory and Practice

Abdulrahman Al-Ahmari, Emad Abouel Nasr, Osama Abdulhameed
November 21, 2016

The inspection process is one of the most important steps in manufacturing industries because it safeguards high quality products and customer satisfaction. Manual inspection may not provide the desired accuracy. This book introduces and implements a new methodology and develops the supporting...

Decision Sciences: Theory and Practice

Raghu Nandan Sengupta, Aparna Gupta, Joydeep Dutta
October 26, 2016

This handbook is an endeavour to cover many current, relevant, and essential topics related to decision sciences in a scientific manner. Using this handbook, graduate students, researchers, as well as practitioners from engineering, statistics, sociology, economics, etc. will find a new and...

The Innovation Tools Handbook, Volume 3: Creative Tools, Methods, and Techniques that Every Innovator Must Know

H. James Harrington, Frank Voehl
September 01, 2016

This book focuses on the creative tools and techniques, decisions, activities, and practices that move ideas to realization generate business value. It has a unique leaning on learning and mastering the improvement tools for managing the investment in creating new opportunities for generating...

"Faster, Better, Cheaper" in the History of Manufacturing: From the Stone Age to Lean Manufacturing and Beyond

Christoph Roser
August 24, 2016

The industrial revolution, mechanization, water and steam power, computers, and automation have given an enormous boost to manufacturing productivity. "Faster, Better, Cheaper" in the History of Manufacturing shows how the ability to make products faster, better, and cheaper has evolved from the...

Process Control Techniques for High-Volume Production

M. Kemal Atesmen
August 23, 2016

This book details most common statistical process control tools with many examples for high-volume production. It aims to make elements of high-volume production process control simple and easy to understand. It lets you thoroughly understand process controls instead of blindly trusting software...

RSM Simplified: Optimizing Processes Using Response Surface Methods for Design of Experiments, Second Edition

Mark J. Anderson, Patrick J. Whitcomb
July 25, 2016

Anderson and Whitcomb pick up where they left off in DOE Simplified with RSM Simplified -- a practical tool for design of experiments that anyone with a minimum of technical training can understand and appreciate. Their approach is simple and fun for those who desire knowledge on response surface...

The Innovation Tools Handbook, Volume 2: Evolutionary and Improvement Tools that Every Innovator Must Know

H. James Harrington, Frank Voehl
July 15, 2016

In today’s fast-moving, high-technology environment, the focus on quality has given way to a focus on innovation. From presidents of the United States to presidents of Fortune 500 companies, it is clear that everyone thinks innovation is extremely important. The challenge is that few people stop to...